Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Top 3 Things About the 2013 Poverty and Income Data

Top 3 Things About the 2013 Poverty and Income Data

New data released today by the U.S. Census Bureau show that four years into the economic recovery, there has been some progress in the poverty rate as it fell from 15 percent in 2012 to 14.5 percent in 2013, with gains especially strong for children, whose poverty rates fell by nearly 2 percentage points. There was no statistically significant improvement, however, in the number of Americans living in poverty. The share of families struggling on the economic brink also remains elevated, with aboutone-third of Americans—33.9 percent—just one paycheck, sick child, or broken-down car away from poverty.

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Run, Bernie, Run!

DSA is encouraging Sen. Bernie Sanders to run for President in 2016.  Sign the petition and help urge Bernie to Run in 2016 to challenge Hillary Clinton and other corporatist Democrats in the Democratic Party primary.

Run, Bernie, Run! - Democratic Socialists of America

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Bernie Sanders for President 2016 ?

Even though Hillary Clinton is expected to be the inevitable Democratic nominee for President if (when) she throws her hat in the ring, many progressives and democratic socialists are pushing for Sen. Bernie Sanders, the progressive/left/socialist senator from Vermont to run, either in the Democratic Primary against Hillary Clinton to challenge her from the democratic left, or as an independent.  There are good arguments for either path, but it all depends on Bernie Sanders, who seems to interested in running...

Bernie Sanders: ‘I Am Prepared to Run for President of the United States’ | The Nation

Bernie Sanders: I Would Be A Better President than Hillary Clinton

Are Progressives Ready for "Political Revolution" with Bernie? Common Dreams

DSA/Labor Activist Bill Fletcher argues that if Sanders does run, he should run in the Democratic Primary  To the Point

Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) has launched it's own petition to urge Sanders to run

Draft Bernie Sanders Petition

And there is a Draft Bernie Facebook group