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Amanda Terkel

Progressives Plot Ballot Initiative Strategy | Amanda Terkel | Posted 10.24.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Buoyed by grassroots energy from the protests in Wisconsin earlier this year, progressives are now planning an offensive strategy. Organ...

Wisconsin Shows Need to Move Beyond Scapegoats

Amy B. Dean | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Amy B. Dean

While political leaders try to find scapegoats to deflect blame for our problems, the American people are ultimately smarter than that. They want and are responsive to compelling solutions to unemployment and economic insecurity.

Winning the Next Election Starts Now

Amy B. Dean | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Amy B. Dean

Progressives need to build a permanent grassroots infrastructure, so that they begin treating politics as a year-round endeavor and not merely show up at the last minute to endorse a lesser-of-two-evils candidate.

Signature Gathering Reform: The Most Critical and Immediate Fix to Direct Democracy

Kristina Wilfore | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kristina Wilfore

Only by implementing solutions to the problems that exist will states be able to provide people with a ballot measure process that works for voters instead of against them.