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Readers Respond: An Open Letter to the Green Party About 2020 Election Strategy

Portside Readers, including: Eisenscher; Collier Lamont; Millstone; Kinnucan; Jones; Young; Krug; Schwartzman; Zeese; Hawkins; Nack; Schwartz; and Markey Portside
Friday Portside posted An Open Letter to the Green Party About 2020 Election Strategy, by Noam Chomsky, Barbara Ehrenreich, Bill Fletcher, Leslie Cagan, Ron Daniels, Kathy Kelly, Norman Solomon, Cynthia Peters, and Michael Albert.

An Open Letter to the Green Party About 2020 Election Strategy

Noam Chomsky and others Portside
Why reject a safe states strategy? Some might claim doing so can't help Trump win again or that Trump's re-election would not matter all that much. We hope that no one in 2020 will make such irresponsible and patently false claims.

Remembering Ella Baker on Martin Luther King Day

Barbara Ransby The New York Times
Ella Baker Baker was a strategist, organizer and mother to the movement whose political acumen, humble leadership style and razor sharp political insights were legendary.

Coalitions of Convenience, Periods of Polarization

Van Gosse Organizing Upgrade
The Democrats are the through-line in U.S. political history, which is the first reason we need to understand them. A second reason is that figuring out the left’s relationship to the Democratic Party is crucial for left strategy today.

State of Resistance – California Fights Back

Fred Glass The Stansbury Forum
unhoused man at bus stop At the same moment that Trump was riding his horse Xenophobe through a narrow passageway in the Electoral College to the presidency, California elected only Democrats..., extended progressive tax revenues and ...locked out anti-immigrant policy...

Paid Leave: Bold, Urgent and Within Our Reach

Ellen Bravo and Wendy Chun-Hoon Medium
The movement we have been building across the country is propelling cohorts of new leaders, many of them women of color and queer and trans folks.

Asian Pacific Americans Impact the Midterm Elections

Eddie Wong East Wind ezine
women recently elected to Congress As I see it, the challenge ahead is to build progressive infrastructure everywhere we can, but especially in key states that were narrowly won by Trump in 2016 – Wisconsin, Michigan, Pennsylvania – and in key states such as North Carolina...

Teamster Tackles Corporate Democrat in California Assembly Race

Steve Early Labor Notes
Jovanka Beckles, a two-term city councilor, county worker, and past Labor Notes Troublemakers School speaker, now advances to the November run-off for Assembly District 15, which includes Richmond, Berkeley, and part of Oakland.
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