At the end of our Town Hall we will announce Retake’s complete support for Rev. Barber’s Poor People’s Campaign, & describe our plan to recruit, train and support individuals who want to be involved. Also, 2 Retake City Council actions.
A very tough week between North Korea and Charlottesville. But below are an array of opportunities to come together as a community that says yes to justice and no to war and racism. And since it has been such a rough week, I also include an inspiring poem and the video that brings both tears…
Retake has been criticizing the Democratic Party for accepting donations from the corporate sector and for advancing neoliberal policies that benefit their corporate and 1% donors. But neoliberalism is a bi-partisan affair and this post takes aim on Trump’s Tax Reform plan.
This post examines the correlation between the economic conditions of the average American, the growing concentration of wealth among the 1/10th of 1% and the both major political parties’ embrace of neoliberal policies.
Today’s analysis points to the Democratic Party’s loss of seats in the US Senate and House and in State Legislatures across the country. We present this info in the hope that the Dem. Party will recognize that you can’t get different results without changing strategy.
Actions for the week of Aug 7-13 links to posts from last week and a brief review of the last week. Also a stunning preview for Tuesdays post on the 70 year decline of the Democratic Party from FDR to Today. Call to Action Today–Time to Oppose PNM.
We continue to explore how progressives can advocate for key principles and priorities without compromising our opportunity to retake Washington. A difficult challenge: How do we do move Party from the center without rending it in two?
National Academy of Sciences says things are much worse than expected. Recent posts have strongly suggested the need for bold solutions to serious challenges. This post includes info from the National Academy, New Energy Economy and info on some bold strategies to address climate change from ABQ Mayoral candidate Tim Keller.
Over the last 10 days, Retake has published a number of posts critical of the national Democratic Party and Rep. Lujan. Today we pose the question: Are these posts divisive? Is there a better way to reform the Party? How can constructive criticism be encouraged in the Democratic Party? We want to hear from you.
In a historically very conservative, Tea Party community, a progressive coalition in Colorado Springs achieved a stunning victory and won all five of its City Council races, creating a solid progressive majority on the Council. Read how boldly advancing a clear progressive message can yield results….a lesson our Democratic Party needs to learn.
Every effort must be made to transform the Democratic Party into a party that represents the majority. Optimistic? Hell no. Alternatives? I sure don’t see any….YET. Breaking news: Dems will fund campaigns of Dems who oppose abortion. What?