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.
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.
In her new book, No Is Not Enough, Naomi Klein asserts we must reflect back on the past and understand how we wound up with Trump and to learn from our mistakes if we are to not repeat them. This post tries to do that at a national and state level.
This post is full of good news of the winds shifting in cities and states across the nation, and even in Brexit England. Also, the Democratic Party of NM’s Platform Committee begins meeting next week. At the end of this post please indicate the one policy that you insist is in the DPNM platform. We’ll…