“We’re seeing things that were once totally anathema or not part of mainstream conversation now becoming the centerpiece, whether it’s expanding voting rights laws, a $15 minimum wage… these things are suddenly now mainstream Democratic tenets.”
WFP has chapters in several states, but its ancestral homeland is New York, where party activists have been working to mobilize volunteers, bring in local endorsements, and get out the vote on behalf of Sanders.
Until we change the rules of the electoral game, the odds of a short, Jewish, divorced, autocratic , pro-choice, anti-gun billionaire seem roughly as long as the New York Jets winning the Super Bowl.
Like Bernie Sanders, Teachout focuses almost exclusively on the toxic consequences of big money in politics.
For New York progressives, Governor Andrew Cuomo (D) is Governor 1 Percent. On economic issues, Cuomo has been no liberal Democrat. He’s cut taxes on the wealthy, sparred with New York City mayor Bill de Blasio over a minimum-wage raise, and cut funding for state education. Former NY assemblyman Richard Brodsky (D) told Vox about Cuomo: […]
Unlike the Tea Party on the right, the Occupy Wall Street protests have thus far lacked any supporters in Congress. But with labor unions and the Working Families Party getting on board, that may be about to change — and with it, just maybe, their ability to shape the agenda on Capitol Hill. “I think […]