Wednesday, August 23, 2017
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New York State Senate

New York’s Rogue Senators Show Up Democrat’s Shortcomings

Unless you are an avid follower of New York politics, you might not have heard of the Independent Democratic Conference (IDC) until very recently. In fact, it has only been since the inauguration of Donald Trump in January this year that a spotlight [...]

June 4, 2017 Opinion
Tom Perez

Forget the DNC Chair, Liberals Should Focus on Local Politics

The Democratic National Committee has a new leader and the American left a new lodestar in Tom Perez, the Obama-era Secretary of Labor, who was elected party chair in Atlanta on Saturday. His victory in the most fiercely-contested and politically [...]

February 27, 2017 Democratic Party, Opinion
Schultz speaking at the first meeting of NYPAN in December

NYPAN Demands Representation of Progressives in Democratic Party

The New York Progressive Action Network (NYPAN) has vowed to challenge the Democratic National Committee for representation, after recent elections in New York indicated significant support for the progressive agenda. Thirty three percent of New York Democrats voted for grassroots candidate Zephyr [...]

January 10, 2017 Democratic Party, Grassroots, News
Computer with code

Wanted: Tech Savvy Activists

A grassroots political movement is by nature a scrappy, rough-and-ready thing. Unlike a conventional electoral campaign or professional lobbying organization, it cannot count on big money or big personalities to achieve its objectives. What it can count on is the [...]

January 9, 2017 Opinion
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NYC Mayor Bill De Blasio Endorses Bernie Sanders-Inspired New York Progressive Action Network

Bill De Blasio, mayor of New York City, has endorsed a new progressive political group formed from the ashes of the Bernie Sanders campaign. “It’s an extraordinarily powerful moment to be forming a progressive action network,” De Blasio said, speaking [...]

December 5, 2016 Democratic Party, Grassroots, News
Democratic Party Exit Sign

Will Anti-Trumpists Reject The Democratic Party?

Grief is provoked by all manner of stimuli, but the way it is expressed is curiously uniform. Many are familiar with the Kubler-Ross model, or the five stages of grief, which postulates that terminally ill patients will experience denial, anger, [...]

November 28, 2016 Opinion