Against All Odds: The Fight for a Black Middle Class

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Against All Odds: The Fight for a Black Middle Class “Structural racism” has become a buzzword in white progressive circles. But every time I push a white writer to break down the meaning behind the words without success, or I see a Black Lives Matter sign in an apartment window in a gentrified neighborhood where … Continue reading Against All Odds: The Fight for a Black Middle Class

The Story of Us

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Economy and jobs, Education, Environment, Health, Justice and equality, National security. What are YOU voting for? Like Madison, too many rural communities aren’t reaping the rewards of our nation’s economic success—despite their critical role in our economy. Unemployment and poverty rates present a real challenge to these communities while accessible health care and education are … Continue reading The Story of Us

Vote NO on the Virginia “Right to Work” Amendment, Question 1 (2016)

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Virginia currently has a right-to-work statute that bans employers from requiring union membership. Supporters are seeking to add right-to-work regulations to the Virginia Constitution to prevent future lawmakers from undoing the state’s current laws, according to media reports. Sen. Mark Obenshain (R-26) argued Attorney General Mark Herring (D) and future general assemblies could not be … Continue reading Vote NO on the Virginia “Right to Work” Amendment, Question 1 (2016)

Who’s funding Tom Garrett’s campaign?

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The right-wing “Congressional Leadership Fund” Super PAC has pumped one million dollars of dark money to salvage our opponent’s faltering campaign. We can’t track any of that money, but the remaining $493,489 that he’s raised is available for public review from the Federal Election Commission. Roughly 40 percent of his total contributions comes from Political … Continue reading Who’s funding Tom Garrett’s campaign?