Establishment Dems are in retreat after progressive backlash! We need a final push to win this battle. Call your rep!

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Democrats who are beholden to AIPAC and other pro-Israel lobbyists were set to vote on a resolution today condemning rep Ilhan Omar for speaking the truth about the influence of Israel's right-wing government on ours. This was meant to silence Ilhan along with any other would-be critics. They didn't foresee the backlash that resulted from their attacks on her though and now they're in retreat.

They delayed the resolution and are now trying to change the language so it condemns all forms of hate but we're onto them. They don't care about condemning racism otherwise they would have proposed a resolution condemning any number of racist things that Trump/Republicans have said over the years. This is about protecting Israel and shutting progressives up. But they know they're in a tough spot now. This is an important battle in a much larger fight and we can win it! We just need to apply some more pressure. Please call Nancy Pelosi and also your own representative and tell them to drop the resolution. Tell them they need to stand with Ilhan Omar against the false accusations of antisemitism and the Islamophobic attacks.

Nancy Pelosi's office number: 202-225-0100

To reach your rep dial: 202-224-3121 and then follow the prompts to find and be connected to your representative.

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The attack on progressive economic policy as “only benefiting white people”

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I guess John Conyers didn't get this memo when he introduced a single payer bill in Congress every year since 2003. I guess the NAACP did not get this memo when they endorsed single payer. All the congresspeople of color who have co-sponsored single payer, from Pramila Jayapal to Barbara Lee to Raul Grijalva to James Clyburn to Brenda Lawrence…no one got this memo.

I guess Pres. Obama didn't get this memo either when he talked about free college, or raising the minimum wage.

What makes this attack so sick is that for decades, Republicans have used racism and stereotypes to try to gut social programs. Remember Reagan's "welfare queen" attack? Reagan cut Medicaid, Social Security, welfare, food stamps, and his regressive economic policies created massive inequality and harm. I guess Reagan cutting all those evil social programs means he was a champion for racial justice after all.

Seems like we should be voting for a regressive economic policy that will eliminate the evil social programs and privatize the evil Social Security. This will surely be a boon for racial justice. /s

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Who has the numbers that show the benefits of progressive policies?

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Does anyone have a good reference that breaks down what the tax cost per American would be, for universal healthcare, if private insurance were eliminated? Also, what would be the numbers needed for tuition-free education, especially if we applied the 70% flat rate tax to those making $ 10M a year or more? I think having these figures and references would be some of the best weapons in our arsenal to combat the republican narrative that, "Bernie wants to tax us to death and give it all away!!" This seems to be the biggest sticking point with any "conservative" minded person I know. Thanks in advance!

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The claim that “Taxes weren’t more progressive in the 1950”

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I just read this article and seems like a pretty robust argument against trying to tax the wealthy more. Apparently they were taxed even less back then?

https://www.usnews.com/opinion/articles/2017-10-31/taxes-werent-more-progressive-in-the-1950s?fbclid=IwAR2SZvnhYGa72sVj9sN8bcsmAY9M0jfoUssOcSD-4068GcrG-5LJsrxexfo

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Why today is different, more *progressive*, more hopeful, than before.

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Because Bernie woke millions of people up. Because we can be more vigilant then ever before. We didn't have the tech tools to organize, stream, and stay vigilant during Obama's terms that we do today.

We've got great people fighting to reform the Democratic Primary like Bernie, Nina, Nomiki, Cenk, and others.

State Democratic Parties have gotten more progressive since 2016, especially Michigan and California. California got more progressive again just this month with recent elections.

We're nearing 140 Democrats in the House that support Medicare For All. Give us two more election cycles – 2020 and 2022 – and the Democratic Party will be a progressive party.

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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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