Liuba Grechen Shirley’s new campaign video highlights her life story and the fight to flip NY02:
Greetings Birdies! Today has been full of vitriolic commentary and game playing. As reported earlier today, Fats the Dummy Trump could not ignore a NY senator’s criticism about him (or a public demand to resign) and decided to re-enter the bull fighting arena, twitter. From NYT: President Trump aggressively returned to the issue of sexual harassment on Tuesday, again dismissing his own accusers as fabricators and attacking a female Democratic senator as a “lightweight” who “would do anything” for campaign contributions. The president’s attacks came in early morning Twitter posts after three of the accusers had come forward on Monday … Continue reading →
Following an early Saturday morning vote on a new tax plan, Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders continues taking his message across the country.
He arrived at the Santander Performing Arts Center in Reading on Sunday to speak to more than 1,000 supporters.
Sanders touched on various topics including health care and President Donald Trump, but the most often talked about topic was that of the new tax plan approved by the Senate this weekend. Sanders is one of the plan’s most vocal opponents.
“Trickle down economics is a trick,” Sanders bellowed from the stage.
Despite the seated, intimate atmosphere of the Santander Performing Arts Center, there were times when the gathering took on the look, feel and sound of a rowdy rally. But the overall message among the thousand plus in attendance was clear.
“I think his message is to stay relentless,” said Eileen Kerrigan of Philadelphia. “And continue to resist what’s being forced on us.”
The full Reading Rally as well as other news/videos/tweets/etc. will be in the comments, including:
*Bernie Sanders: “I have a challenge for you Mr. President”
*Jones trying to boost black turnout in Alabama Senate race
*Orrin Hatch comments on Chip health program at heart of social media storm
*The Working Families Party is Transforming Southern Politics
*Big Ag + Big Pharma = Big Problems
*Pipeline news, Water Protector updates & more.
This week was a watershed moment for the Establishment Dems: Donna Brazile and Elizabeth Warren broke ranks this week by acknowledging the DNC needs to clean its house. It makes me wonder if they will finally reach out a little more to those of us in the trenches of the Political Revolution. As many of the Birdies know, I attended the People’s Summit held in Chicago in June this year. I did some live blogging from it, but I never did do a write up of the conference. I chose to do my write up at TOP because no one … Continue reading →
“The only way you beat an incumbent is by out-working them.”
As part of their 2017 election series “The People’s Guide to Power,” WNYC is releasing a series of reports called the ‘Queens Machine’ from Brigid Bergin that breaks down how the Democratic Party in Queens works, including the story of a group of women going up against one of the last vestiges of New York City’s machine politics (including our very own Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez).
Her opponent, Representative Joseph Crowley, accepts three million dollars a year in Wall Street, real estate, and corporate finance industries. He has lived in Virginia for the last 20 years. It’s time for the Bronx to be represented by someone who actually lives there and will champion a progressive vision for the future.
This movement is about a politics of purpose. I am driven by a core belief in Michigan’s people – our potential and the promise of our future. I was born and raised in Michigan. I wore the winged helmet as a lacrosse player at the University of Michigan. There I met the love of my life, Sarah. At 30, I was appointed to rebuild the Detroit Health Department after it was shuttered when Detroit faced bankruptcy. As a doctor, an educator, and a public servant, my work and my life has always been about creating opportunities for real people.
I am running for Governor because I believe we will come together right now because of our shared future.
I appreciate you,
Here’s a snapshot of the remarkable citizens driving this movement for change in #NY19. Jeff Beals went out to a recent #FasoFriday in Kingston and saw friends old and new, all driven by different outrages to push for one goal: winning back our seat in Congress from corporate power and corrupt lobbying groups. We’re going to make our government work for working people again
I am a little late with this but I think Beals is a great candidate and hope that someone out there on the internets who wouldnt have seen it… somehow makes their way here and does. It would be even better if that person could vote for him, and if not… send a little cash.
What a tough week. I’ll bet I wasn’t the only one who felt a dark cloud over my head most of the week as I tried to process the Las Vegas tragedy. These shooting events are happening far too often to be able to fully process. And I think they have a dehumanizing effect that a deep, inner, part of myself cries out to be aware of, to fight against. We can’t allow ourselves to not care. Not only for others, but also for ourselves. My instincts tell me that we must continually be vigilant about maintaining our own humanity. … Continue reading →
Our morning fishing line is gettin’ kinda long, so I’m starting a new one here.
Hello friends! As you can see there are already a couple posts below for your reading pleasure. This thread will contain candidate updates, climate change discussion, water protector news and most anything else I (and hopefully you) stumble across that may be of interest.
Starting off with some great local coverage about some awesome grassroots activism:
Activist Shaun King, Our Revolution President Nina TUrner, Columbus activist Adrienne Hood and Yes We Can’s Jasmine Ayres and Erin Upchurch discuss police violence in Columbus, the future of the Democratic Part and the importance of participating in local politics.
Video on the flip side of the link below.Continue reading →
Labor activists, government reps decry Trump policies at Boardman rally today State lawmakers, local union representatives and leaders of national worker-rights movements decried President Donald J. Trump’s record on jobs and assailed corporate offshoring policies at a Labor Day weekend rally today at an abandoned call center. The Mahoning Valley was the sixth stop on a national Pick Up Tour that began in Indianapolis on Aug. 21 with a rally led by U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders. It took place at the site of the former Verizon call center on Boardman-Canfield Road, where 450 people once worked. “President Trump has been … Continue reading →
Yesterday, progressive lefties, in particular, those not who cannot claim identity politics were put on notice at the other place with the advent of this new group, the TOP Equity Group. According to the profile, the TOP Equity Group’s aim is this: DK Equity Group is comprised of DK staff committed to eliminating white supremacy in Daily Kos and the movement. This account has multiple staff members who will identify themselves in written posts and will use personal accounts to comment. Since the paid staff have proclaimed they will self-identify themselves as members of that group, be reassured I’m not … Continue reading →
Diane Russell is making a splash in the 2018 Democratic Maine primary by declaring her intention to run for governor.