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Posted by | June 28, 2019
We Paved the Road: A Frontline Perspective on the Green New Deal Moment

The concept of a Green New Deal has become a salient variable of the climate movement’s lexicon. Yet many still are unaware of the roots of this moment, the perspectives...

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Posted by | June 10, 2019
Welcome to Philadelphia: Today’s Example of the Progressive Democratic Future

The city of Philadelphia has historically been and continues to be a political haven for progressive Democrats. Due to this history, Philly can be studied as a microcosm of what...

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Posted by | June 10, 2019
Beyond the Voter File: How Relational Organizing Can Expand the Electorate & Help Us Win

At its core, relational organizing is friends, family, and neighbors reaching out to people they know to vote. When applied well, relational organizing can help turn out low propensity voters...

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Posted by | June 7, 2019
Emerging Federal Consensus: How and When We Will Legalize Marijuana

Join us for a conversation on the emerging agreements and fault lines amongs the various proposals to end federal marijuana prohibition. With so many aspects of policy needing to be...

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Posted by | May 15, 2019
More than Words: Using the Language of Imagery to Mobilize

From Rep. Ocasio-Cortez’s iconic poster to the Sunrise Movement’s mediagenic expressions of urgency and discipline to the futurism of Black Panther going from theaters to the streets, visual strategy makes...

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Posted by | May 15, 2019
Addressing Sexual Harassment and Discrimination in Philadelphia Restaurants: A Case Study

What can we learn from examining sexual harassment in a celebrated restaurant scene thriving in a poverty-stricken city? With low wages, majority female workers, rampant wage theft, and a large...

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Posted by | May 15, 2019
Building an LGBTQ+ Movement for Economic Justice

For too long, despite growing poverty rates among LGBTQ people, large mainstream LGBTQ organizations have not yet prioritized economic justice issues. Similarly, economic justice organizations have historically not prioritized LGBTQ...

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Posted by | May 15, 2019
New Tech City? Smart Cities, Tech-Driven Development and Creating the Communities We Want

The tech sector is expanding its influence over the built environments of our cities large and small and far beyond Silicon Valley with major implications for democracy, privacy, racial justice...

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Posted by | May 15, 2019
Turning Small Money into Big Impact

In the fall of 2018, Mainers partnered with dying father Ady Barkan of Be a Hero to beg Senator Collins to vote "no" on Trump's Supreme Court Nominee Brett Kavanaugh....

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Posted by | May 15, 2019
Building Community Power: Media-Based Organizing as Resistance

Media-based organizing has brought down corporations, stopped deportations, and moved hundreds of thousands of young people to take action together. In today's digitally driven landscape, communities of color are using...

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