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Bill de Blasio at a rally

The mayoral hopeful is one of the most high-profile politicians to come out in support of the growing movement for low-wage workers’ rights.

Bill de Blasio Wins the primary.

Why his campaign for NYC mayor has ignited the passion of New York’s progressives.

Bill de Blasio

For the first time in years, class politics are creeping back onto the New York campaign trail.

Last week, eight candidates in New York City's upcoming mayoral election spoke on issues of policing and criminal justice at a forum co-sponsored by The Nation.

I refused to run a negative campaign for New York City Council, focusing instead on community and democratic empowerment.

A longtime activist, running in a special City Council election, is just what New Orleans needs.

Blogs

He knows how to use public posts to check and balance the money power. But Spitzer’s dismissal of public financing of campaigns makes for an unsettling comeback.

July 8, 2013

On the twentieth anniversary of the National Voter Registration Act, voting rights are under attack 

May 20, 2013

Property baron Sam Zell has made millions by cutting services and raising rent on retirees like those who came to his Chicago shareholder meeting.

May 15, 2012

Our democracy needs progressive leaders who govern in a way that makes people’s lives better. 

April 11, 2012

Wisconsin's largest newspaper calls for a top election official to step down after the latest vote-counting mess in state's third-largest county.

April 5, 2012

In a rebuff to GOP extremism, voters reject Mississippi’s personhood amendment and Ohio’s attack on labor rights. 

November 9, 2011

A Republican Secretary of State, an ALEC ally, shuts down early voting prior to Tuesday's critical referendum on labor rights.

November 6, 2011

 Boulder voters reject corporate personhood, and move to replace private power with a public utility.

November 4, 2011

Boulder votes against corporate personhood, and then they vote to replace their private power supplier with a municipal utility.

 

November 2, 2011

What's the “No Child Left Behind” president doing in Denver barely a week before a critical school board election? Helping the fake “reformers” make their case.

October 24, 2011