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.
Economic Justice, Community & Economic Development
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.
Today, we plant some seeds beneath the snow, seeds that we can nurture and grow this spring. Also we thank Georgia (2 new Senators) for the COVID relief and Biden for more exec orders that bring smiles to our faces…. Read More ›
Too often Dems try the same formula: appease moderate Dems, appeal to the GOP, and ignore your base and the untapped, unengaged populations that could expand your base. Our CD-2 race was a disaster; Georgia provides a different model. Read… Read More ›