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Thu Apr 16, 2015, 09:53 PM

Lots going on in the Populist Movement out there...

You won't read about it mainstream or on Media Matters, but along with the outstanding Populism 2015 conference this weekend, there is even more happening~

...At the same time, progressives are organizing a range of efforts to drive the debate on a populist economic agenda.

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, after convening a group of progressive leaders, proposed collecting thousands of endorsements on an Economic Contract with America, and hosting a bipartisan presidential debate on inequality.

Gearing up

Warren has joined with Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., to launch the Middle Class Prosperity Project, planning to convene hearings across the country on economic policies threatening the middle class, including, most recently, the need to relieve the burden of student debt. Progressives are gearing up a major campaign for four years of free public college.

Next week, the Campaign for America’s Future will announce an alliance with three major national grassroots organizations — National People’s Action, USAction and the Alliance for a Just Society — to drive a populist platform into the political debate.

Moveon.org, the Progressive Congressional Campaign Committee and Progressive Democrats of America are all mobilizing online support for the demand that candidates address “bold ideas” for economic reform.

Warren is joining the Center for Community Change Action as it launches a campaign for jobs.

The AFL-CIO will hold convocations in each of the early primary states focused on the issue of raising wages....

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/commentary/chi-hillary-clinton-elizabeth-warren-martin-omalley-20150415-story.html#page=1


No this is NOT some fringe far left movement. Just many Democrats who want Democrats to be Democrats on ISSUES, not just when campaigning. We are part of this too, each of us in the group, in our own small or large way.

So take a moment to BE PROUD & most of all HOPEFUL. Things are bubbling & building out there!!!

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Reply Lots going on in the Populist Movement out there... (Original post)
RiverLover Apr 2015 OP
libdem4life Apr 2015 #1
RiverLover Apr 2015 #2
libdem4life Apr 2015 #3
Novara Apr 2015 #4
zeemike Apr 2015 #5
WillTwain Apr 2015 #6
RiverLover Apr 2015 #8
sabrina 1 Apr 2015 #7
RiverLover Apr 2015 #9
Enthusiast Apr 2015 #10
Faryn Balyncd Apr 2015 #11

Response to RiverLover (Original post)

Thu Apr 16, 2015, 10:09 PM

1. Wow...that sounds like My Party. Encouraging. Exciting. Growing to the Left.

 

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Response to libdem4life (Reply #1)

Thu Apr 16, 2015, 10:18 PM

2. Yes!~ Me too libdem4life. Gotta love it.

And that will mean a LOT more than just the "Less Evil" party. It'll be great for the whole country.

It was kind of nice to be reminded of all that's going on after the TPP downer news today.

If that doesn't get stopped...don't even want to go there. This is a GOOD news thread.

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Response to RiverLover (Reply #2)

Thu Apr 16, 2015, 10:28 PM

3. Hopefully someone from here will go there and report back.

 

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Response to RiverLover (Original post)

Thu Apr 16, 2015, 11:02 PM

4. This is good news indeed

We need to keep pushing.

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Response to RiverLover (Original post)

Fri Apr 17, 2015, 12:35 AM

5. Well I hope the pot boils over.

Because that is what it will take to dislodge the corporatist from their supreme power in politics.

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Response to RiverLover (Original post)

Fri Apr 17, 2015, 12:55 AM

6. Thanks RiverLover

 

this is beautiful.

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Response to WillTwain (Reply #6)

Fri Apr 17, 2015, 07:11 AM

8. Isn't it though?! /nt

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Response to RiverLover (Original post)

Fri Apr 17, 2015, 01:06 AM

7. Excellent. I love de Blasio, he is a real Democrat. And he's in a powerful position to make things

happen as far as dragging this party back to the Left. He is doing the right thing by expanding his horizons so that people get to know him the way in NY do.

I could see him running for the WH at some point.

A lot happened during the mid terms also. Liberal/Progressive groups were busy all over the country getting Progressives elected at the local level and getting progressive issues on their ballots, and WINNING.

A movement is afoot, and it was inevitable imo.

I co contribute to several of the organizations who are choosing and supporting candidates who actually represent us.

Thanks for this, the more people who get involved the better and the sooner we can have a real opposition party again.

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Response to sabrina 1 (Reply #7)

Fri Apr 17, 2015, 07:16 AM

9. de Blasio is a blessing for US, that's for sure!

More people should know...

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Response to RiverLover (Original post)

Fri Apr 17, 2015, 10:52 AM

10. Kicked

and recommended!

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Response to RiverLover (Original post)

Fri Apr 17, 2015, 09:35 PM

11. Important post.



Thanks, RiverLover!








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