THE OTHER PROGRESSIVE CANDIDATES TAKING ON THE DEMOCRATIC ESTABLISHMENT
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At the time, it was easy to dismiss talk of revolution as the rallying cry of a 74-year-old democratic socialist who clings too dearly to memories of the 1960s. Eleven months and more than six million votes later, Sanders call for revolution is harder to ignore.
But what, exactly, would this political revolution look like? Its not hard to imagine Sanders marching in the streets with the masseshes walked plenty of picket lines, most recently alongside Verizon workers in New York City last Octoberbut thats not the revolution hes calling for. For Sanders, political revolution means shifting control of American politics away from corporate interests, convincing non-voters to go to the polls and attracting white working-class voters back to the Democratic Party, all while moving the party left enough to embrace democratic socialist policies.
A political revolution of that kind is going to require two things: a wave of candidates committed to a bold set of progressive ideas and a mass of voters with the political will to elect them. Theres evidence both of these are already here.
The number one lesson that everyone can learn from Bernie Sanders, and that Ive tried to emulate, is: Tell the truth. Tom Fiegen.
Fiegen himself has endorsed Sanders, & you can hear in his voice the same passion that has animated so many young people: We are idealists. We want a better world. We think we can achieve it. Were willing to basically throw our bodies in front of the bus to do that.
Tim Canova (FL)
Donna Edwards (MD)
Tom Fiegen (IA)
Lucy Flores (NV)
Alan Grayson (FL)
Eric Kingson (NY)
Pramila Jayapal (WA)
Susannah Randolph (FL)
Joseline Peña-Melnyk (MD)
Jamie Raskin (M)
Joseph Sestak from PA running again for senate. He lost to TOOMEY by just 2% last time but the Dem party is backing another more conservative challenger.
He's not a YES-man, which they can't stand. It's a good sign, imo.
I drop it in casual conversations wherever I go to let people know what we stand for and what has been going on with the corruption. I have learned to keep things short and casual, not pushing too hard. If they start to engage then I will carefully explain how both sides are corrupted by the legal bribery.
I will not stop until we win and I am not talking about the election either. The greedy Plutocrats cannot stop either because there is never enough. They are at an all you can eat money buffet and they have been gorging. We have been consigned to the dumpsters out behind the buffet in the alley. No more!
Don't you think Russ Feingold belongs in the group?
And Warren too is a key fighter
Zypher Teachout in New York.
we've got work to do! Thank you for this
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