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THE ONLY SPECIAL INTEREST IN AMERICA SHOULD BE THE PEOPLE.
Healthcare is a human right
It is a moral outrage for a country as wealthy as ours to leave 60 million people with no reliable access to health care and tens of millions more with inadequate or overly expensive coverage. [READ MORE]
equal rights amendment
Ratifying the ERA in the timeliest manner possible is a priority. Our strategy is two-fold—removing the ERA ratification deadline on the national level by Educating Congress to support Joint Resolutions SJRES 5 and HJRES 53 while simultaneously organizing in targeted un-ratified states to gain the three additional required to make the ERA the 28th Amendment of the United States Constitution. [READ MORE]
stop global warming
Here’s a simple definition of global warming. (And yes, it’s really happening.) Over the past 50 years, the average global temperature has increased at the fastest rate in recorded history. And experts see the trend is accelerating: All but one of the 16 hottest years in NASA’s 134-year record have occurred since 2000. [READ MORE]
civil rights and REPARATIONS
We are two months away from the 400th anniversary of the first enslaved people arriving in what would become the United States of America. It is time to renew the public discussion about reparations to descendants of Africans who were enslaved as our country was forming and growing rich. [READ MORE]
The U.S. election system is in crisis. Big-money interests dominate U.S. politics in ways unknown in other industrialized countries, with social and environmental progress often blocked by officials who cater to big donors to insure re-election funds. Incumbents are unfairly insulated by district gerrymandering and rules, which obstruct independent candidates and parties. [READ MORE]
ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL JUSTICE
The enormous wealth disparity between the top 1% and the rest of America is an unsustainable economic and social injustice. We are committed to an economic recovery that employs all those willing and able, that houses all those needing shelter, and that imposes the cost based on the ability to pay. [READ MORE]
Surprise! Atlanta, the nation’s capital of income inequality, has ranked high on a recently published list of the fastest-gentrifying cities in the U.S.
Between 2000 and 2014, Atlanta clocked in at No. 4, edged out for the dubious title only by Washington D.C., Portland, and Seattle, respectively, according to a report by the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia and the University of Chicago. [READ MORE]
Ending voter suppression is a mandate for Democracy.
Georgia is the testing ground for voter suppression, purge and intimidation in the United States. Sadly, this vote rigging has been happening in Georgia for decades and must be stopped. Stacey Abrams, Fair Fight, Greg Palast and many others have been fighting and suing Georgia’s Secretary of State and winning.
democracy is giving all citizens the right to vote.
“Whites had already posted a sign on the Black church in Taylor County, Georgia: “The first Negro to vote will never vote again.” Snipes was not deterred. In July 1946, he cast his ballot in Taylor County’s primary. In fact, he was the only Black person to do so; and with that act of democratic bravery, Maceo Snipes signed his death warrant….
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