Activist Check In: Engaging the Masses

Activist Check In: Engaging the Masses

Dear Activists, The weather is warming, things are in bloom (I assume–I have allergies and am staying inside), and that means our canvassers are out knocking out doors, building our collective power one block at a time. Want to stretch your legs and talk about...
Activist Check In: Taking Back Our Economy

Activist Check In: Taking Back Our Economy

Dear Activists, A good stat came out this week: a Walmart employee earning the company’s median salary of $19,177 per year would have to work for more than 1000 years to reach the $22.2 million paid out to the company’s CEO Doug McMillon in 2017. A...
Activist Check In: Right to Kneel

Activist Check In: Right to Kneel

Dear Activists, I’ve spent the last day angry at the NFL’s new policy forcing players to stand for the national anthem. This is another way racism is manifesting itself in the Trump era. Billionaire owners and NFL executives want to profit off Black and...
Activist Check In: We Won’t Be Silent Anymore

Activist Check In: We Won’t Be Silent Anymore

Dear Activists, The Poor People’s Campaign kicked off 40 days of action with demonstrations at various State Capitals (including Albany). There couldn’t be a more necessary time for the revival of the Poor People’s Campaign. A new reportĀ from the...
Activist Check In: Snap Out of It GOP

Activist Check In: Snap Out of It GOP

Dear Activists, Mother’s Day is on Sunday, and while it’s a day of celebration for many families, it’s also a stark reminder of the daily struggles facing working mothers. The majority of low-wage workers are women, and one-third of them are mothers....