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The Obamacare repeal battle showed the power and limits of grassroots organizing

Jennifer Flynn Walker and Paul Davis are close friends, left-wing organizers who worked together as activists during the HIV/AIDS crisis of the 1990s and have trained hundreds of other activists...

08/10/2017 | Vox | Civic Engagement
08/10/2017 | Published by: Vox
08/10/2017

Oregon workers won't get crazy schedules next year

Oregon workers won't get crazy schedules next year

Starting next year, workers in Oregon will no longer get crazy work schedules —for the most part. On Tuesday, Gov. Kate Brown signed the Fair Work Week bill into law, making Oregon the first state...

08/10/2017 | Vox | Restoring a Fair Workweek
08/9/2017 | Published by: Bloomberg
08/9/2017

Labor Activists Applaud First Statewide ‘Fair Scheduling’ Law

Labor Activists Applaud First Statewide ‘Fair Scheduling’ Law

Starting next summer, companies in Oregon will have to give workers at least seven days’ notice about when they’ll have to work, according to legislation signed Tuesday by Governor Kate Brown. A...

08/9/2017 | Bloomberg | Restoring a Fair Workweek
08/9/2017 | Published by: Vox
08/9/2017

Who’s truly rebuilding the Democratic Party? The activists.

Who’s truly rebuilding the Democratic Party? The activists.

In June 2010 I made a very bad tweet that I came to regret. (Hard to imagine, I know.) I yelled at the disability rights group Adapt.

I’d come to DC to attend a conference of progressive...

08/9/2017 | Vox | Building a National Campaign for a Strong Economy: Fed Up
08/8/2017 | Published by: Politico
08/8/2017

Tax reform stumbling block

Tax reform stumbling block

Don’t look for a tax reform roll-out as soon as Congress comes back despite the aggressive timetable laid out by White House legislative director Marc Short. Part of the reason is that it probably...

08/8/2017 | Politico | Building a National Campaign for a Strong Economy: Fed Up
08/8/2017 | Published by: NBC News
08/8/2017

‘May You Die in Pain,’ Voter Tells GOP Lawmaker

‘May You Die in Pain,’ Voter Tells GOP Lawmaker

An angry voter had harsh words for Rep. Doug LaMalfa, R-Calif., at a town hall meeting on Monday: "May you die in pain," the voter said, scolding the California Republican for his support of a...

08/8/2017 | NBC News | Civic Engagement

Diverse, Radical and Ready to Resist: Meet the First in the New Wave of Local Progressive Officials

At Local Progress’s 150-person meet-up, left-leaning politicians from around the country share plans to build rebel cities.

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08/8/2017 | In These Times | Connecting Elected Officials for ‘Local Progress’
08/7/2017 | Published by: Forbes
08/7/2017

How Much Do U.S. Cities Spend Every Year On Policing?

How Much Do U.S. Cities Spend Every Year On Policing?

Over the past three decades, U.S. cities have allocated larger and larger shares of their budgets towards law enforcement. Today, the U.S. collectively spends $100 billion a year on policing and a...

08/7/2017 | Forbes | Racial Justice
08/7/2017 | Published by: The Washington Post
08/7/2017

Want to combat inequality? Look to the Fed.

Want to combat inequality? Look to the Fed.

Undermining the central bank's responsibility to promote maximum employment would be a mistake.

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08/7/2017 | The Washington Post | Building a National Campaign for a Strong Economy: Fed Up
08/5/2017 | Published by: 27east
08/5/2017

Protesters Converge On Stephen Schwarzman's Water Mill Home

Protesters Converge On Stephen Schwarzman's Water Mill Home

About 35 protesters from various political organizations—the Center for Popular Democracy, Make the Road New York, New York Communities for Change, and Strong for All Economy Coalition—converged...

08/5/2017 | 27east | Civic Engagement

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