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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: One Year in Washington

David Freedlander New York Magazine
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez reshaped her party’s agenda, resuscitated Bernie Sanders’s campaign, is harnessing her immense star power and the legion of young lefties, to push the Democratic Party away from an obsession with its most moderate members..

New York Democrats Just Passed a Measure that Could Take the Working Families Party Off the Ballot; What You Can Do - Demand the “Fair Elections Fix”

Akela Lacy; Fair Elections for New York The Intercept; Fair Elections for New York campaign
The Commission created in response to public outcry around the undue influence of big money ended up approving a program that will not do enough to reduce big money’s dominance, and abused its power in an anti-democratic attack on NY's minor parties

Warren, 2020, and the Road to Structural Change

Rishi Awatramani interview with Maurice (Moe) Mitchell Organizing Upgrade
Maurice (Moe) Mitchell, the National Director of the Working Families Party (WFP), talks about their recent endorsement of Elizabeth Warren, what the WFP will being doing between now and election day, and the path toward structural change.

Trolls Are Sowing Discord Between Sanders and Warren Supporters

Joel Bleifuss In These Times
At the debates, Sanders and Warren have stood shoulder to shoulder, defending Medicare for All from tepid centrists. The two are longtime political allies. It's time for their supporters to do the same, and not get baited into flame wars.

Sanders and Warren: The Need For a Progressive Front

The Organizing Upgrade Editorial Collective Organizing Upgrade
We believe that base building groups should assert themselves in the primary process and we believe firmly that the different decisions groups reach to endorse either Sanders or Warren should not produce irresolvable contradictions.

The Young Left’s Anti-Capitalist Manifesto

Clare Malone FiveThirtyEight
Its goal is to remake our economic system — and the Democratic Party. Since the 2016 election, the left’s political and cultural influence has ballooned. Membership in DSA grew exponentially during the first years of the Trump administration.

“Cynthia Moved the Debate”

Ella Mahony interviews Waleed Shahid Jacobin
Cynthia Nixon did not defeat Andrew Cuomo. But her policy director argues in an interview that her campaign opened up new spaces for progressives and the Left in New York politics.
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