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Sun Jan 15, 2017, 02:25 PM

 

What is necessary right now is a progressive populist version of the Tea Party!!

It should be an effort that does these key things:

1) Get all progressive groups from the Dem Party at all levels to Unions to Planned Parenthood to MoveOn.Org to the Sierra Club to Common Cause and all others to UNITE for a change all under one banner. Progressive groups are scattered. They need to UNITE.

2) Have a PERMANENT and YEAR-ROUND effort including rallies with thousands of people and many other activities.

3) Focus mainly and relentlessly on populist economics but also civil rights and saving the planet.

4) Tell the rich corporate donors to instead invest in setting up enough progressive alternative media to truly rival right wing talk radio and tv. THIS IS SORELY NEEDED. If the rich want to help us, DO THAT. (Campaign financing needs to comes from MILLIONS of SMALL DONORS.)

5) Set up MANY more progressive think tanks. (The rich ones can help with that too if they like. But we don't want their money for campaigns.)

6) Do candidate and activist training.

7) Do grassroots recruitment of and fundraising for progressive populist candidates at ALL levels of government.

What could it be called? (I am not talking about a third political party but rather an ONGOING and EFFECTIVE and UNITING political movement. Maybe it could come under the flag of Sanders' Our Revolution movement, which could be expanded.)


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northoftheborder Jan 2017 #1
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Response to RBInMaine (Original post)

Sun Jan 15, 2017, 02:34 PM

1. Have you heard of Indivisible?

I looked up their website yesterday and it seems to be what you are describing already up and running all over the country and also other countries.

https://www.indivisibleguide.com

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Response to RBInMaine (Original post)

Sun Jan 15, 2017, 02:39 PM

2. Yes, see Indivisible guide here:

northoftheborder's right, Indivisible is doing great work on this already. More and more groups around the country are "signing up"

Guide is excellent. Check it out if you haven't already.

https://www.indivisibleguide.com

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