The issue of stagnant working-class wages, which outgoing EPI President Larry Mishel has worked so hard to make prominent, is being co-opted to sell GOP tax cuts that will primarily benefit the wealthy. Even so, he counts this as progress.
Doug Jones’s victory in Alabama belongs to the voters, who rose up from the grassroots in a new movement to restore voting rights and met the challenge of keeping a homophobe, racist and accused pedophile out of the U.S. Senate.
Homelessness is on the rise, and the GOP’s tax and budget plans will make the housing crisis worse. A People’s Hearing on Housing with Congress members in Washington, DC highlighted these problems and solutions that match their scale.
“If we talk to people on issues in a universal way, we are going to get their vote.” That’s how Pleasant Hill, Iowa’s newest city councilperson, socialist Ross Grooters, says he won his seat, and how he thinks others can run and win, too.
Winners include bold progressives and a voter-led push to expand Medicaid in a state led by a Trump-like governor. Defeated was a gubernatorial candidate who spent millions on fear-mongering and race-baiting. So who’s the biggest loser?
Americans for Tax Fairness has just published “Nine Terrible Things About the Republican Tax Plan.” All are good reasons for you should get on the phone with your member of Congress and tell them to vote against this travesty of a tax bill.
Jafet Robles of Springfield, Massachusetts went from serving jail time for a drug offense to becoming a gifted grassroots organizer and a leading voice in the fight against mass incarceration.
The government may stay open, but the fight continues against a GOP budget that wants to cut close to $3 trillion over 10 years from services for lower-income households to pay for tax cuts for the wealthy. The people say “Not one penny.”
The Trump presidency, like a monster hurricane, is doing unprecedented damage to our democracy and to our progress toward being a nation that is more equitable and fair.
Donald Trump has unapologetically poured fuel on the fires of racial hate. What this moment calls for is a resistance that is as morally principled and politically strategic as it is fierce.