Today’s post is singular in its focus on our failure to choose political leaders who will advance what we have long desired. Confidence in government is at an all time low because we continue to expect the same things from… Read More ›
Economic Justice, Community & Economic Development
Rebecca Solnit Offers Optimistic View on Climate, Local YUCCA Youth Wins National Leadership Award, Study Shows Important Outcomes from Early Childhood Ed, & More on a Post-Capitalism “De-Growth” Future
Today, we offer quotes from and links to three pieces that all bring good news, recognition for a co-founder of YUCCA, Solnit on climate, Harvard on the benefits of early childhood. We also offer our first deep dive into the… Read More ›
Today, we update you on what we’ve been doing, reading and viewing to continue our movement toward creating Rethink Our Democracy with a focus on the appropriate function of governance and government.
SB 66 Predatory Lending Bill Gutted in Committee by Supposed Dem Progressives; Call To Action NOW To Save the Bill
We devote the entire post today to the mangling of SB 66, AKA Predatory Lending bill. For four years social justice advocates and legislators have worked to create a 36% cap on loan rates. Yesterday that effort was undermined by… Read More ›
Times Are Desperate, So Democrats Study, Plan, Procrastinate & Adjourn: the Same Approach that Brought Us to the Verge of Civil War
Today, we use a News In Brief to critique the tepid actions taken by national and state Democrats during 2021. Rural America, small farmers, the working poor, the unemployed are facing evictions, homelessness, and hunger, yet in DC they adjourn… Read More ›
After a review of how things are going in the legislative session, we offer an array of learning opportunities from the Democracy Collaborative, one of the single best sources for bold transformative change. Read on.