Reaching Out to Bernie Supporters: A Primer
Jul30

Reaching Out to Bernie Supporters: A Primer

Now that the Democratic National Convention is over and Hillary Clinton has officially accepted the party’s nomination, millions of people are celebrating the historic event. But not everyone is #WithHer. There are millions more people who still #FeelTheBern and are feeling rather burned by actual proof that the DNC never treated Bernie Sanders fairly. (First tip: Don’t argue this point with Bernie supporters. Even Harry...

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ICYMI: The Most Moving Speeches from the First Two Days of the DNC

Days here at the DNC are long. Caucus sessions happen at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in the morning, then the action moves over to the Wells Fargo Center in the afternoon. Speeches begin at 4 p.m. and last until about 11 p.m. Most reactions to speeches I’ve seen on social media respond to the headliners: Cory Booker, Elizabeth Warren, Bernie Sanders, and Michelle Obama. But tucked in between party luminaries are smaller...

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The Massive Internal Conflict for Berniecrats Like Me
Jul27

The Massive Internal Conflict for Berniecrats Like Me

Can the Democratic Party be more progressive? Of course we can! We’re working on it. “Love Trumps Hate” signs passed around the hall, acknowledging one of Bernie Sanders’ primary messages. It was nice to hear that there has been more progress on the party platform since the unfortunate reports from this weekend and previous weeks. Take back the Senate. Elect progressive leaders up and down the ballot. I still...

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DNCC Accessibility Scorecard: D-

Day 1 at the Democratic National Convention (Monday) I decided that today* would be spent determining how accessible it is to get around the convention as a disabled person. Between my Asperger’s and my Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (and the 100 degree heat) it is QUITE obvious that I am not a healthy, able-bodied person. As a matter of fact, I’m sitting here in a t-shirt I bought at the Wells Fargo Center after a volunteer at...

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The Left Doesn’t Need a Green Tea Party
Jun23

The Left Doesn’t Need a Green Tea Party

The lessons of the rise of the Tea Party should not be lost on the Left.

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Democrats vs. Republicans: It Will Only Get Worse Until We Stop Playing the Game
Jun23

Democrats vs. Republicans: It Will Only Get Worse Until We Stop Playing the Game

The following is a guest post submitted by fellow mom and Democrat Josephine Moore, New York Democratic Delegate for Bernie Sanders, who was also our original source for our post about the assault that occurred at a New York State delegate meeting earlier this week. She has two kids, a daughter who is five and a son who is three. The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect...

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