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Ocasio-Cortez to bring sexual assault survivor who protested Brett Kavanaugh to State of the Union

Archila is co-executive director of the Center for Popular Democracy. The New York-based nonprofit group shared a video of Ocasio-Cortez presenting Archila with a pin that says, "Well-behaved...

02/4/2019 | Salon | Civic Engagement

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's SOTU Guest Is Ana Maria Archila — The Woman Who Confronted Jeff Flake

“Ocasio-Cortez has invited Ana Maria Archila, the co-executive director of the Center for Popular Democracy Action who joined another woman in confronting Flake over his support of then-Supreme...

02/4/2019 | Bustle | Civic Engagement

Who Is Boycotting Trump's 2019 State Of The Union? Here Are The Reps Who Aren't Going

Other lawmakers picked similarly pointed guests. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is attending with Maria Archila, the activist who confronted Sen. Jeff Flake in the elevator during the Brett...

02/4/2019 | Bustle | Civic Engagement
01/31/2019 | Published by: New York Amsterdam News
01/31/2019

The experts tell us what’s wrong with the Amazon deal

The experts tell us what’s wrong with the Amazon deal

In January, the RWDSU and four community organizations—Alliance for a Greater New York, Make the Road New York, New York Communities for Change and Local Progress—conducted a briefing in the RWDSU...

01/31/2019 | New York Amsterdam News | Local Progress: A National Network of Progressive Local Elected Officials

Portsmouth Commonwealth's Attorney Stephanie Morales named to board of progressive government group

Portsmouth Commonwealth's Attorney Stephanie Morales was named Thursday to the board of directors for Local Progress, a national network of progressive municipal officials...“Each elected official...

01/31/2019 | The Virginian-Pilot | Local Progress: A National Network of Progressive Local Elected Officials
01/28/2019 | Published by: Truthout
01/28/2019

Yes, Low Unemployment Does Raise Wages

Yes, Low Unemployment Does Raise Wages

Thankfully, Janet Yellen, who was then Fed chair, agreed with this position. (It helped that our friends with the Fed Up Coalition were also pushing hard in this direction.) Her replacement,...

01/28/2019 | Truthout | Building a National Campaign for a Strong Economy: Fed Up
01/23/2019 | Published by: Citations Needed (podcast)
01/23/2019

Episode 63: Gambling and Neoliberal Rot - How Our Most Regressive Tax Flies Under the Radar

Episode 63: Gambling and Neoliberal Rot - How Our Most Regressive Tax Flies Under the Radar

“Nima: Yeah. So we will shift now from the academic to the more advocacy side of this and so we will be speaking now with Les Bernal, National Director of Stop Predatory Gambling, a broad...

01/23/2019 | Citations Needed (podcast) | Civic Engagement
01/23/2019 | Published by: Maine Beacon
01/23/2019

Mainers thank Pingree for sponsoring Medicare for All, urge Golden to sign on

Mainers thank Pingree for sponsoring Medicare for All, urge Golden to sign on

“Lisa Wesel of Bowdoinham, a mother of an adult daughter with disabilities, said she’s been lobbying for her daughter’s healthcare for 22 years. Wesel is a member of the grassroots organization...

01/23/2019 | Maine Beacon | Civic Engagement
01/22/2019 | Published by: Queens County Politics
01/22/2019

District Attorney Accountability Launches, Katz & Lancman No Shows

District Attorney Accountability Launches, Katz & Lancman No Shows

Advocate groups in the coalition were the Blue Horseshoe Foundation, Bronx Freedom Fund, the Center for Popular Democracy, Color of change, Court Watch NYC, DSA Queens, Five Boro Defenders, Gay...

01/22/2019 | Queens County Politics | Civic Engagement
01/19/2019 | Published by: POLITICUS USA
01/19/2019

Women’s March Brings ‘Medicare for All’ Lobbying to Washington

Women’s March Brings ‘Medicare for All’ Lobbying to Washington

Other progressive organizations that participated in the lobbying push Friday included Center for Popular Democracy, Healthcare Now, National Nurses United, and Physicians for a National Health...

01/19/2019 | POLITICUS USA | Civic Engagement

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