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TomCat S (127)
Monday September 25, 2017, 1:33 pm
I and others have said that it’s not enough to oppose Putin’s Puppet and his Republican Reich. We must also present a solid program of ideas to meet the needs of the American people. A group of progressive Democrats has done exactly that. In fact, I think Freya was involved in this, and I’m sure she’ll let us know. Summer for Progress has collected The People’s Platform.


Joanne Dixon (37)
Monday September 25, 2017, 1:34 pm
Well, you know my Rep opposes all of it. Three reps from Colorado are not too bad, but one of them is running for Governor, so we really don’t know who we will get there. It is a very blue district, so there’s that. Of course I signed the petition.


Pat B (356)
Monday September 25, 2017, 2:07 pm
Both of mine have signed 3 out of the 8.
Signed petition.
Kudos to OR for 'Keep it in the Ground' Act !!

Freya H (345)
Monday September 25, 2017, 2:17 pm
I went to the People's Congress of Resistance in Washington DC, which was a little different from this but had essentially the same ideas: affordable health care, affordable education, reproductive rights, a living wage, rights and respect for immigrants, protecting the environment. They released a draft manifesto for the "Society of the Many" that will - supposedly - put power back in the hands of Hoi Polloi. All these different progressive groups need to join forces, and not worry about any picky differences.

Colleen L (3)
Monday September 25, 2017, 2:28 pm
Agree with Freya's comment. Thanks TomCat

David C (80)
Monday September 25, 2017, 2:29 pm

David C (80)
Monday September 25, 2017, 2:30 pm
Keep it in the ground.....should have been doing this for 20 years already, thanks

David C (80)
Monday September 25, 2017, 2:30 pm
Now is better than never though

Ted W (127)
Monday September 25, 2017, 3:41 pm
Noted, forwarded and shared ultra-liberally across four networks!!!!RESIST!! Many thanks for sharing, TomCat!!

Animae C (507)
Monday September 25, 2017, 4:01 pm

pam w (139)
Monday September 25, 2017, 4:58 pm
Thanks for doing that, Freya! Lots of green stars for you!

Mitchell D (82)
Monday September 25, 2017, 7:19 pm
Signed the petition, too. My congresswoman has co-sponsored at 50%, hopefully will get on board with the rest!

Glennis Whitney (393)
Monday September 25, 2017, 7:39 pm
Great message and comments. Thump is getting a little more scary with his big mouth Thank you for caring and sharing TomCat

Janis K (129)
Monday September 25, 2017, 8:34 pm
Thanks TomCat

Lona Goudswaard (66)
Tuesday September 26, 2017, 2:21 am
Thank you for this excellent article, TomCat. ♥️ ❣️

So good to see that there is some grassroots movement in the Democratic party that pushes for progressive bills. Sadly, only 4 senators have signed up for all eight progressive bills, which gives them about zero chance to ever make it through a Republican dominated Congress. So it’s up to the American people now: they’ll have to vote for progressives every chance they get and push for all senators to support these 8 bills.

Ed Site Issues V (198)
Tuesday September 26, 2017, 4:02 am
Noted, Thanks

Sheila D (194)
Tuesday September 26, 2017, 5:45 am
MN Rep Collin Peterson is all in the red...he's a Democrat...

Barb SiteIssues V (202)
Tuesday September 26, 2017, 6:11 am
Noted, Thank you

Winn Adams (179)
Tuesday September 26, 2017, 6:47 am

Ben O (135)
Tuesday September 26, 2017, 7:06 am
Thank you Tom!

Peggy B (43)
Tuesday September 26, 2017, 10:46 am

Lynn S (235)
Tuesday September 26, 2017, 12:04 pm
Democracy is not an armchair event to view from the sidelines like an NFL game.

Democracy is a participatory series of events where all people must be engaged and involved!

When democracy is treated like an armchair event, the result is chaos, like the chaos being witnessed in the Drumpf administration. “We the People” must be actively involved in mind, body and spirit . . . that is what happened in 1773 when the colonies rose up against the British, and then finally declared their independence from Britain in 1776.

The Republicans are like the Loyalists siding with Britain, obedient to the Drumpf ‘crown’. They are the traitors to “We the People”, trying to hold on to their status, power and privilege. Any Democrat that does not align with “We the People” . . . well there is a name for them . . . Benedict Arnold.

Resist, Persist and Remove!!!
Silence is Consent!

Lynn S (235)
Tuesday September 26, 2017, 12:24 pm
DEMOCRACY (from Online)




the people Greek ———-> Late Latin ———-> French


power, rule

late 16th century: from French démocratie, via late Latin from Greek dēmokratia, from dēmos ‘the people’ + -kratia ‘power, rule.’


Jim Phillips (3247)
Tuesday September 26, 2017, 12:49 pm
I voted for Jared Huffman a few years ago prior to the drawing of the district map in which Sonoma is split. Huffman introduced "Protecting the Environment: H.R. 2242 – Keep It in the Ground Act". Huffman also has introduced a bill that calls for increased funding for the Peace Corps as well as many other bills. Per scorecard, Huffman rates as 75% while my Congresscritter, Mike Thompson, rates as 63%.

TomCat S (127)
Tuesday September 26, 2017, 1:42 pm
Thanks, Hugs and Stars for all.

GGmaS primary that DINO.

Nita L (127)
Tuesday September 26, 2017, 2:59 pm
Thank you TC.

Kathleen M (210)
Tuesday September 26, 2017, 6:59 pm
Another brilliant post! Thx TC and all Esteemed Commenters. 🎼 💖 🎆

Katie & Bill D (107)
Wednesday September 27, 2017, 9:22 am
Thank you TomCat for this Very interesting article, Thank you Freya.
Thank you TomCat

TomCat S (127)
Wednesday September 27, 2017, 1:04 pm
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