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.
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 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.
Is the anti-Trump resistance evolving into a movement that produces leaders with a mandate to govern with a progressive, grassroots-based agenda? We are seeing evidence that the answer will be a resounding “yes.”
Dozens of current and prospective political candidates at the People’s Summit in Chicago prepared to build upon the opposition to the Trump administration and drive toward taking real governing power.
The “Roadmap for the Resistance” is virtually a point-by-point rebuke of Trump administration policies and offers plans for completing the work of economic recovery that has been thwarted by Republican-imposed fiscal austerity.
Fifty grassroots activists will pledge to run for political office in 2017 and beyond, during a climactic session of the People’s Action’s inaugural convention in Washington on Monday that will feature Sen. Bernie Sanders.
As the House Budget Committee voted to make health care more expensive and less accessible for millions of Americans, activists gathered outside the hearing room to make sure Congress saw their opposition.