America is divided both politically and socially. If we ever hope to establish truth and civility in public life, and be able to have respectful conversations with neighbors and friends, our organizing efforts and the way we practice politics must work to bridge the divide, not deepen it. Political parties are not designed to mend … The Capacity to Change (Politics)
Dear Senator Kyrsten Sinema, I am very disheartened to see that you have been unwilling — thus far — to do all that is necessary to pass voting rights legislation. The ‘Freedom to Vote: John R. Lewis Act’ represents our best, immediate hope to affirm and protect electoral democracy in America. For those of us … Letter to Senator Kyrsten Sinema
America means many things to many people. It can elicit hope, and pride, and pain. It represents what it seeks to accomplish, and it embodies the true impact of its actions. It is a nation atop a vast countryside, formed around grand concepts, and continuously built anew over a checkered past. In a place so … American Evolution
As millennials become the largest generation and begin to fill more leadership roles, we find ourselves in a unique, disquieting situation. Although we have become an ever more connected society, with the knowledge of ages at our fingertips, we have lost the ability to agree on even basic facts of the disasters of epic proportions … The Choice is Yours
Stickers to commemorate civic participation. ‘We voted’ means that no matter our political differences, people’s individual actions to support democracy are in service to the whole community. This template uses 1.5-inch circle labels. Full letter size sheets for printing are available from SheetLabels.com (SL125-TY). Download the following package for a PDF and source file.
In this book, Joel Olson explains that a truly transformative evolution of American democracy must focus on breaking white privilege. Political and social reforms that don’t address racial discrimination directly, Olson contends, do little to counteract the power structures of the majority and allow for a narrow vision of citizenship and democracy to persist in … The Abolition of White Democracy
There is no conservative America and liberal America. This is just a concept perpetuated by political parties to scare people into action. It’s peddled by candidates trying to secure votes and by pundits profiting from conflict. We certainly have our differences and that makes for convenient ammunition as we fight over shares of the pie. … Myths of the finite pie