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Posted by | May 24, 2012
Battleground Caucuses: Florida

Want to know more about what’s happening in battleground states like Ohio and Pennsylvania? Curious about key races and major ballot initiatives coming up? Come to one of these battleground...

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Posted by | May 21, 2012
Interfaith Service

Take a look at the spiritual roots of activism in different traditions and get some inspiration before you leave Providence. Open to people of all faiths and no faith. Service will...

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Posted by | April 7, 2012
Victory in Ohio: How Senate Bill 5 was Defeated

Understand the success of the "We are Ohio" campaign's road to victory in beating back the right's attacks on working families. Get insight on how the tactics used in Ohio can translate...

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Posted by | April 7, 2012
From Deval Patrick to Scott Brown to Elizabeth Warren: Massachusetts Elections and National Trends

Deval Patrick won an unlikely race for governor in 2006; two years later, Barack Obama was elected president. In January 2010, Scott Brown won an unlikely race for U.S. Senate;...

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Posted by | April 7, 2012
Working Rhode Island: How We Built a Progressive Movement in Rhode Island

Working across class, generation, ethnic and trade barriers, Working Rhode Island is following the “One Big Union” model in exciting and dynamic ways. Built out of a common need to...

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Posted by | April 7, 2012
Paying the Price, Leading the Fight: Youth and the Politics of Reproductive Rights

With reproductive rights under constant attack, young women and men face some of the most extreme consequences of social conservatives' anti-sex policies and are too often sold out in compromises...

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Posted by | April 7, 2012
Love, Compassion and Other Outrageous Forms of Activism

Activists tend to be motivated by a powerful, inclusive sense of connection to all beings and the planet. Yet guilt, frustration, weariness and internal conflict can remove us from the...

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Posted by | April 7, 2012
Follow the Dark Money: Reporting Challenges in the Age of Citizens United

Super PACs, 501(c)(4)s, outside spending groups and their untraceable dollars are now de rigeur in elections, with unfettered and undisclosed campaign spending threatening the very heart of our democracy. Bringing...

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Posted by | April 7, 2012
When Democrats Aren’t Democrats: The Story of Rhode Island

How did voter ID laws pass in a blue state? How many RI state legislators are anti-choice? What's the deal with civil unions? Why does everyone keep saying tax breaks...

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Posted by | April 7, 2012
Pushing Back: How Labor Groups are Fighting Concessions and Workplace Abuses in the Down Economy

Leveraging a weak economy and a diminished union base, corporations are now expecting more and more out of their workers while offering less and less in return. This panel will...

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