Progressive timeline: Bernie 2020 -> Medicare For All 2023

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  • Bernie 2020
  • more progressive congresspeople in 2020
  • more progressive congresspeople in 2022
  • Medicare For All in 2023

124 Democrats in the House and 16 Senators supported Medicare For All in the last Congress. There will be more than that this year after the recent elections. We keep building momentum.

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We cannot let ourselves self destruct due to infighting: do not attack other progressive candidates, it only hurts our cause

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I see this far too often. Senator Warren isn't a true progressive, Kamala Harris isn't a true progressive, Tulsi Gabbard isn't a true progressive, they're all agents of the establishment. Do not fall for this trap. Don't shoot yourself in the foot because it has a wart. I would agree that each of those options are less than Bernie, but they are still our allies. Every progressive voice in the election changes the tone and topic of discussion. The question in the debate will no longer be "should we have universal healthcare" but 4 different takes on how to implement it. It will no longer be about whether we need to reign in wall street, but how far to go. It will no longer be about whether climate change is real, but how do we go about fixing it. Any voices in opposition to these positions will look weak and will have to adjust their position to even stay in the running.

It's tempting to pick a favorite and slander the others. There are voices in this very forum who will insist on it. Do not listen to them, some of them are misguided and some may not have your interests in heart. Vote for Bernie, rally for Bernie, be critical of all the candidates including Bernie, but do not become vitriolic. Do not become bitter, do not attempt to drive people away from the other progressive candidates. Draw them into yours. These candidates are our allies, and they're all fighting for the same causes, even if some are flawed or not putting emphasis on the causes we want the most. Any of these candidates would be a blessing and a large improvement over the last 20+ years of presidents, please do not undermine our cause by making perfection be the enemy of good.

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Need info on the “who is the most progressive” debate

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While we probably all agree that Bernie Sanders is the most progressive member of Congress, and that fits with the chart by GovTrack.Us, there are some Democrats who have been and will continue to try to claim Bernie Sanders isn't actually the most progressive. In particular, they are citing the list on Progressive Punch that supposedly shows that Bernie is 9th in lifetime score of crucial and overall votes, behind Harris, Booker, Warren, Gillibrand, and Brown. Here is their methodology, but I can't make heads or tails of it. Anyone with more knowledge of this able to understand how PP measures this and how it's inaccurate?

We know some people opposed to Bernie are going to try to gaslight people into thinking he's not the most progressive, but we need to have our facts straight to debunk these misleading claims.

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