Tag Archives: Grassroots Democray

December Profile: The American People

The progressive voice of the American people became louder and stronger in 2012. Examples abound everywhere and on every topic from voting rights to workers rights. For our December Progressive Profile, we salute the American people — with several examples — of how individuals and organizations are fighting back and reclaiming our proud progressive past. Continue reading

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August Profile: Sister Simone Campbell

The Nuns On The Bus Tour sparked a discussion about social and economic justice and cut to the root of the debate in our country today. Sister Simone Campbell calls individualism an ‘unpatriotic lie.’ Read more about her reflections and next steps as we feature Sister Simone as our August Progressive Profile. Continue reading

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June Profile: David Swanson

The “victory” of activism may not come for generations. But that’s no reason to give up on the pursuit for economic and social justice. David Swanson shares his wisdom about his life-long activism and the joy it brings. Continue reading

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Wisconsin’s Final Recall Hours: From Jackson Browne, To Phone Banks, To Voting

Tuesday will hopefully bring an end to Scott Walker and his Wisconsin-tradition busting. It won’t be easy. Those who grab power through lies and deceit never go quietly into the night. The Wisconsin recall is about so much more than unions. Continue reading

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Wisconsin’s Marathon Race: How Will It End?

The Wisconsin marathon race is nearing conclusion. How will it turn out? Can David take down Goliath? Hang on for the roller coaster ride of the next two weeks. Continue reading

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We Once Gathered 20 Million Strong To Protect The Environment

April is the time to reflect on and highlight the work of those who are fighting to keep environmental issues front-and-center. It’s a time to look back on when we gathered 20 million strong for the first Earth Day as well as to look ahead at the work that still needs to be done. Check back all month for more stories and features. Continue reading

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The Advancement Project: On The Front Lines of the Voter ID Battle

Voter photo ID laws laws are part of comprehensive campaign to deny the vote to millions for partisan gain – essentially sacrificing the health of our democracy to win elections. So says Judith Browne Dianis, co-director of The Advancement Project. Read our interview with her in Wisdom Voices Spotlight to learn more about this issue and how to fight back against this assault on our democracy. Continue reading

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They’re Back: Those Wonderful People In Wisconsin Who Will Not Give Up

Those incredible people in Wisconsin continue to inspire us and show us what democracy looks like. They were back to mark the anniversary of Governor Scott Walker’s anti-union legislation and to look forward to the recall election in June. Continue reading

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March Profile: Eugene V. Debs

As we await a spring revival of the Occupy Movement, a look back at the life and times of Eugene V. Debs reminds us that the fight for the 99 percent has long been waged. Read our March Progressive Profile and ask yourself if his words from nearly 100 years ago don’t ring just as true in 2012. Continue reading

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The Fraud of ‘Voter Fraud’

Elections cannot be free and fair unless they are open to every eligible voter. Photo ID requirements erode the integrity of elections. Just why are all these photo ID laws being passed in Republican-controlled legislatures across the country? Continue reading

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