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As shutdown drags on, Democrats’ massive class of newcomers makes its mark

[For Ayanna Pressley, the beauty of unexpected wins led to Congress and a historic office] “I don’t see it as political theater; I think it’s political activism ... push-and-pull from liberals calling ... read more

'If I Have To Go To 100 Marches, I Will Do That': Women's Activism, 2 Years Later

Since then, we've seen some stops and lots of starts in the push for more ... various different issues that have come to the forefront - wage discrimination and wage inequality for working women, issu... read more

This Is How Kirsten Gillibrand Plans to Tell America to Take a Chance On Her

She's tried to push through a universal program to this end in Congress every year for the past five years, with no success. She'll push for universal health care. On the very first ... the world has ... read more

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This Catholic nun pushed Obamacare through Congress. Now she’s fighting to save it.

“It’s enough to make your hair catch fire,” she said, sighing as she pushed ... a new health care debate heats up and the Religious Left rises to confront the billionaire Trump, what role is there for ... read more

Whenever We Talk About Burnout Culture, We Have to Include Disabled Folk

The independent living movement formed in the 1960s to lobby for reduced institutionalization of disabled people and to force the Americans with Disabilities Act through Congress ... and other mental ... read more

VIDEO: From orcas to health insurance, here’s what 34th District state legislators were asked about in West Seattle Q&A

We have it all on video, plus part of the introductions: If you don’t have time to watch, here are our topline notes: Local activist ... history – the health-care-reform push led by then ... read more

Presidential hopefuls pushed to go big on climate change

Hundreds of young demonstrators are planning to turn out Monday on Capitol Hill to push Democrats on a package ... When Sanders introduced single-payer health care legislation last year, most ... read more

Uniting for a Green New Deal

Alexandria Ocasio Cortez (AOC), who ran for Congress as a Democrat and won in 2018, has made the Green New Deal a major priority. With the backing of the Sunrise Movement, AOC pushed ... Health Progra... read more

How Summer Lee’s new UNITE PAC plans to bring everyone into the political fold

The PAC’s goal is to build a coalition of candidates who can advocate and speak genuinely on issues like poverty ... conservatives who are aligned with the president. Lee thinks to push progress beyon... read more

On Martin Luther King’s 90th birthday, a reminder of how far we have come and how far we still have to go

King marched alongside Black Power activist Stokely Carmichael in the withering heat of Mississippi, accused the U.S. Congress of being unapologetically ... safe and racially integrated communities, h... read more

Getting to the Bottom of the Green New Deal

But also on a whole host of issues like health care, guaranteeing basic dignity ... that wasn’t going to matter if we didn’t push this new Congress to put climate on its agenda and make ... read more

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