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The MAGA storming of the Capitol is one year old. The attempted coup is still happening. The reshaping of the Republican Party as an insurrectionary force and the expansion of armed gangs aim to smash democracy. Please help us to inform, to mobilize and to inspire the forces of multi-racial, radical, inclusive democracy to defeat this threat in 2022.

 

The Fight for Voting Rights Won’t End

Joel McNally Shepherd Express (Milwaukee)
What can all of us do now to overcome opposition to voting rights from two Democrats, all 50 Republican senators and nearly all 212 Republican House members?

Latino Dems Warn About Midterm Fall-Off

Sabrina Rodriguez Politico
Latino Democrats are increasingly worried that time is running out to do anything that would make a significant difference ahead of the 2022 midterms, when the party needs a robust Latino turnout to preserve its slim majorities in Congress.

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Is a Civil War Ahead?

David Remnick The New Yorker
A year after the attack on the Capitol, the country is suspended between democracy and autocracy. That sense of uncertainty radically heightens the likelihood of episodic bloodletting in America, and even the risk of civil war.

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Reader Comments: Green New Deal and 2022, 2024; Omicron; Martin Luther King; Paul Robeson, 40s, 50s Civil Rights Movement; Fred Hampton; Africa, Congo, Lumumba, CIA; Athletes and Mental Health; Fossil Fuels; Medicare; NYC Labor & the New Mayor; more

When Democrats Go Small, They Lose Big

John Nichols The Nation
If Democrats allow corporate-aligned “centrists” to downsize the budget plan, abandoning FDR's legacy, they will lose not just the battle but the war.

Trump, Texas, and the MAGA Drive for Power

Max Elbaum ORganizing Upgrade
When we demonstrate on the ground that radicals are the most reliable and effective fighters against the mortal threat of Trumpism, we maximize our chances of gaining support for our perspective and our organizations.

Expanding the Window of the Possible - What is Going on in the Democratic Party

Stephanie Luce interviews Georgia Hollister Isman Organizing Upgrade
"A ton of our work is dragging elected officials toward where their voters actually are," says Working Families Party New England Regional Director Georgia Hollister Isman. She shares her take on where the Dems are to kick off new interview series.
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