The South and rural America have long been strongholds of GOP support, but neoliberal policies are not just harming urban America, indeed, the South and rural America may be even more impacted. A bold message from the Democrats could lead to sweeping electoral shifts. If the Party is willing to abandon agribusiness, Wall St. and…
The left is on the rise with important local wins throughout the country, wins not achieved by placating moderates but by reaching out with bold progressive campaigns that engaged the newly energized left wing.
We provide links to last week’s posts along with brief summaries, so you can catch up. Also the post announces Retake’s plans for supporting Rev. Barber’s Poor People’s Campaign in Santa Fe along with a brief report on Saturday’s Town Hall.
If a house is on fire, fire engines do not stop for red lights, they blast their sirens & disregard the rules. Ditto ambulances. Well, our house is on fire and people are dying and we are the ambulance drivers. Petitions aren’t working and neither are votes. Time to run some red lights.
An inspiring rally, but just as a march is not a movement, neither is a rally. What is important is what you do today and tomorrow. Recent posts have been critical of DCCC Chair and our Congressman, Rep. Lujan, but I was among a handful of progressives who met with him this weekend in a…
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?
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.