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Ana Maria Archila, who confronted Sen. Jeff Flake, will be Ocasio-Cortez's SOTU guest

Ana Maria Archila, the Queens woman who famously confronted Arizona Sen. Jeff Flake in a Capitol Hill elevator, will be Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s State of the Union guest on Tuesday.

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02/4/2019 | The Intercept | Civic Engagement
02/4/2019 | Published by: The Arizona Republic
02/4/2019

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez invites woman who confronted Flake to attend State of the Union

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez invites woman who confronted Flake to attend State of the Union

Ana Maria Archila, co-executive director of the Center for Popular Democracy, made headlines for holding an elevator on Capitol Hill to tearfully yell at Flake, R-Ariz., during Supreme Court...

02/4/2019 | The Arizona Republic | Civic Engagement

State of the Union 2019: Time, how to watch, what to expect in Trump’s speech; Democratic response

Also attending will be Ana Maria Archila, who confronted then-Sen. Jeff Flake over Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court nomination after sexual abuse allegations against him. Archilla was invited by Rep....

02/4/2019 | AL.com | Civic Engagement
02/4/2019 | Published by: Huffington Post
02/4/2019

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez To Bring Activist Who Confronted Jeff Flake To SOTU

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez To Bring Activist Who Confronted Jeff Flake To SOTU

Archila, co-executive director of the Center for Popular Democracy Action, made headlines in September when she explained her own sexual assault to Flake in an effort to persuade him to vote...

02/4/2019 | Huffington Post | 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

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