Saturday, January 28, 2023

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Progressives slam omnibus retirement provisions as ‘giveaway to the rich’

"This bill does not make it easier for workers to save for retirement, it just makes it easier for high-income earners to shelter more of their earnings from taxes."

Progressives release blueprint for federal action on reproductive freedom

"Access to abortion has reached crisis level—and it demands a response from Congress and the Biden administration that meets this moment," said Rep. Pramila Jayapal.

What would a real Opposition Party of the people do?

We know what the real Jesus would do with this government, but how about this?

Movements are vying for political power — is ‘co-governance’ the answer?

As the left increasingly focuses on electoral politics, a new framework is emerging for how candidates who win should partner with social movements.

As Schumer tees up vote to codify Roe, Progressives urge elimination...

"If Republicans can end the filibuster to install right-wing judges nominated by presidents who lost the popular vote in order to overturn Roe v. Wade," said Sen. Bernie Sanders, "Democrats can and must end the filibuster to keep abortion legal and safe."

Progressives hand Biden list of 55 executive actions because ‘working people...

"Taken together, these actions will have an immediate and meaningful impact on people's lives," said Rep. Pramila Jayapal, chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus.

After 2 years, progressives need to be a part of the...

Simply demanding that all measures to protect public health be brought to an end without crafting policies to do this safely is not only selfish but a recipe for further disaster.

How the populist right twists leftwing ideas to appeal to voters

One of the more interesting aspects of rightwing populism, especially in the form it’s taken in the United States, is its use...

‘We’re not giving up’: Sanders, other Progressives fight to rescue drug...

“Giving Medicare the power to negotiate drug prices will save the government billions. But most importantly, it will save lives.”

Pelosi delays infrastructure vote as Progressives refuse to budge without Build...

“House Progressives have once again demonstrated what effective collective power can do if we stay united in our fight for transformative policies for the American people.”

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Why union workers are a first line of defense to protect Social Security

Is the Republican plan to move the goalposts on those already paying into Social Security going to force younger Americans to work themselves into the grave?

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