No Is Not Enough: A National Progressive Agenda Developing & Seattle Is Showing How to Do It Locally

Between the LEAP Manifesto outlined in Naomi Klein’s No Is Not Enough and Progressive Democrats of America’s People’s Platform, a progressive platform around which we can rally is emerging to hold the Democrats accountable and to galvanize our nation. Seattle has passed a city income tax on incomes over $250K generating $175M a year. Details.

On the 4th, Pledge to the Vision, Not the History

For many, the morning of last Nov. 9 was surreal, it was as if we had woken in a foreign land, but as John Pavlovitz describes below, the land we nostalgically thought we’d lost is a land that never was. With Trump, we have made explicit the implicit injustice that has been our history.

War Has Consequences: A Refugee Panel Speaks

Rarely do we see the implications of our Nation’s actions face to face. But on Sunday nine refugees told their stories to an overflow crowd in Santa Fe. Their testimonials were a devastating call to action. This post provides opportunities to act in addition to details on a Town Hall on expanding early childhood education in Santa Fe.

Resist Trump & Reimagine New Mexico: A report on the Progressive Action Summit

Posted in Jan 2017, maintained on home page as it summarizes a three prong strategy: local, state and national. Over 350 progressives convened in Albuquerque for the Progressive Action Summit yesterday. Alan Webber and Paul Gibson presented to a packed room on Resist Trump & Reimagine New Mexico. This blog summarizes our thoughts.

Obama Staffer Warns: The Downside of Sunday’s Euphoria

In this post, an Obama staffer makes the same point I made yesterday about the need for Sunday turning into a sustained movement. Also video from the Santa Fe march; a link to It Can’t Happen Here, a scary comparison between today and 1930 Germany; questions about Internet security in this scary time; and book group,…