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Political Agenda

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Why “No Impact Man” Colin Beavan Is Running for Congress Why “No Impact Man” Colin Beavan Is Running for Congress
by Madeline Ostrander
In this interview, Colin Beavan speaks with YES! Senior Editor Madeline Ostrander about the goals, strategies, and platform behind his run for Congress in New York.
Green Party’s Jill Stein: A Missing Voice in Presidential Debates Green Party’s Jill Stein: A Missing Voice in Presidential Debates
by Sarah van Gelder
The Green Party wasn’t represented at Tuesday’s presidential debate. Here’s what we might have heard if Jill Stein had gotten her say.
Book Review: “99 to 1” by Chuck Collins Book Review: “99 to 1” by Chuck Collins
by Scott Gast
Inside the wealth gap that’s wrecking the world—and what we can do about it.
Lawmakers Get Graded on Equality Record Lawmakers Get Graded on Equality Record
by Chuck Collins
How do your representatives stack up when it comes to voting on policy that helps—or hinders—economic equality? Before you go to the polls, check out the Congressional Report Card for the 99%
Julie Erfle: Unlikely Advocate for Immigration Reform Julie Erfle: Unlikely Advocate for Immigration Reform
Instead of turning against undocumented immigrants after her husband's killing, this journalist chose to work for positive policy reform.
One Billion Rising One Billion Rising
Eve Ensler has said that nothing is more important than stopping violence against women. Her new short film encourages us to rise up do just that.
Is an End to the Death Penalty in Sight? Is an End to the Death Penalty in Sight?
by Laura Moye
What’s the good news about the troubling practice of execution in the U.S.? We’re already abolishing it, state by state.
3 Ways to Make Your Vote Count in a Money-Soaked Election 3 Ways to Make Your Vote Count in a Money-Soaked Election
by Fran Korten
Your favored candidates may be outspent, but if they out-organize, they may be able to prevail.
A Graceful Exit: Taking Charge at the End of Life A Graceful Exit: Taking Charge at the End of Life
by Claudia Rowe
How can we break the silence about what happens when we’re dying?
Building Progressive Momentum: 5 Ballot Initiatives Lead the Way Building Progressive Momentum: 5 Ballot Initiatives Lead the Way
by Charles Monaco
From challenging Citizens United to protecting collective bargaining rights, grassroots groups are using ballot initiatives to push back against austerity initiatives and revitalize our economy.
Growth or Equality: Two Competing Visions for America’s Future Growth or Equality: Two Competing Visions for America’s Future
by David Korten
David Korten on how closing the wealth gap can open the way to a fairer, more prosperous economy.
5 Issues this Election Should Be About, and One to Drop 5 Issues this Election Should Be About, and One to Drop
by Sarah van Gelder
Cutting through the campaign rhetoric and attack ads, here are five issues we believe should be at the center of the 2012 election, plus one that has no place in the public sphere.
A Small Business Boost from ... Regulations? A Small Business Boost from ... Regulations?
by Brooke Jarvis
Do regulations really hurt small businesses? Or do businesses thrive when local residents can afford their services, and a good quality of life attracts skilled workers?
No Papers, No Fear: Risking Deportation at the DNC No Papers, No Fear: Risking Deportation at the DNC
by Molly Knefel
Why did ten undocumented immigrants choose to get arrested in Charlotte, even when they knew they could face deportation?
7 Ways to End the Deficit (Without Throwing Grandma Under the Bus) 7 Ways to End the Deficit (Without Throwing Grandma Under the Bus)
by John Cavanagh
A new study suggests that ending the deficit doesn’t have to hurt, just as long as we cut in the right places. John Cavanagh finds seven places where budget cuts can create a more just, more secure, and more sustainable country.
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