Bold Progressives!

This summer I read Naomi Klein’s No Is Not Enough: Resisting Trump’s Shock Politics and Winning the World We Need. Since Nov and the US presidential election, many folks are incredibly anxious, depressed, and upset. Klein brings together the issues that affect our world and our lives: global warming, poverty, racism, economic justice, immigrant rights, etc. Her book ends with the Leap Manifesto –  “building a world based on caring for the earth and one another.”  (read the leap manifesto here)

Last Spring (2017) I read Elizabeth Warren’s latest book, This Fight is Our Fight: The Battle to Save America’s Middle Class. With the recent news about Equifax’s data breach of half the US population, Senator Warren’s analysis of how big banks and the ultra wealthy have spent the past 4 decades undermining the ability of the middle class to keep our heads above water in this economy is an excellent history lesson as well a prescient look forward. Bold Progressives is an organization that supports Elizabeth Warren and many, many other political candidates like her in small and large races in the US. Here is their platform:

  • Expanding Social Security
  • Debt-free college
  • Allowing everyone to buy health care coverage through Medicare
  • Wall Street reform and accountability
  • Stopping surveillance and protecting privacy
  • Stopping bad trade deals like TPP
  • Free and open Internet
  • Paid family leave

I am still looking for a US organization that endorses all the planks of the Leap Mainfesto, especially indigenous rights, Black Lives Matter, energy sustainability, climate justice. But this list is encouraging, so far.