Jonathan H. Martin is Professor of Sociology at Framingham State University, and the editor of and a
contributor to the anthology Empowering Progressive Third Parties in the United States (Routledge).
He has been involved in the left third party movement for decades. Formerly he was a Green Party
activist and a steering committee member of Draft Bernie for a People’s Party (the forerunner of
Movement for a People’s Party). Currently he is a team member of Progressive Party Builders
(https://progressivepartybuilders.com/), a group that promotes the bottom-up development of a
viable new progressive party in the United States. He can be reached at email@example.com.
Now all eyes will be on Merkley – and other Democratic senators who profess that “Black lives mater” and that police need to be held accountable – to see whether they vote to confirm this tainted mayor and elevate him to a prestigious ambassadorship.
“My hope is that they will thoroughly investigate their emissions and their impact on the community and draw what we believe to be an inescapable conclusion that Oxbow is an eminent danger to the life and health of people in Port Arthur and southeast Texas.”