Alan Minsky

Alan Minsky

Alan Minsky is the Executive Director of Progressive Democrats of America.

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Richard Trumka, president of the AFL-CIO, speaking at a press event to support the H.R. 2474, the Protecting the Right to Organize (PRO) Act. (Photo: Michael Brochstein / Echoes Wire/Barcroft Media via Getty Images) Views
Monday, September 07, 2020
A 21st Century Priority: The PRO Act will Revive the Labor Movement and Re-Build the Middle Class
Labor Day 2020 has bittersweet resonance for progressives. It's a celebration of how organized labor won tremendous benefits for the American people. How the collective struggle of working people established a standard of dignity for all workers, against the wishes of bosses and investors—that is,...
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Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (D-Vt.) holds hands with Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) during his speech at a campaign rally in Queensbridge Park on October 19, 2019 in the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo: Kena Betancur/Getty Images) Views
Monday, June 22, 2020
If You Want Joe Biden to Govern More Like FDR Than Jamie Dimon, Vote for Bernie Sanders on Tuesday in New York and Kentucky
Heading into Tuesday's New York and Kentucky primaries, Joe Biden has already won enough delegates to secure the Democratic nomination. Given that, it must seem counter-intuitive to ask voters to support the second-place finisher in the race for the nomination. However, a vote for Bernie Sanders is...
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Activists are winning no-excuse mail voting and COVID-19-excuse mail voting in many states. (Photo by JASON REDMOND/AFP via Getty Images) Views
Wednesday, June 17, 2020
2020 Voters' Calendar—The General Election Starts in August
On June 9, Georgia Democrats set not only a primary turnout record, but a lamp for the nation. Over a million voters overcame obstacles, including long lines, relocated polling places, and a complicated vote-by-mail application process, to cast their votes. And a majority of ballots were cast by...
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Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., arrives at the Capitol for a vote on a coronavirus bill amendment on Wednesday, March 18, 2020. (Photo: Bill Clark/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images) Views
Thursday, May 14, 2020
The Democratic Party's Hand Is Weak. Only Progressives Can Strengthen it.
Before this year, it was almost unimaginable that anything could be a bigger story than a U.S. Presidential election. However, COVID-19 has seriously disrupted the 2020 election—not only because it distorted or delayed many primaries, and eliminated in-person campaigning; but also because the...
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Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) speaks at a New Year's Eve campaign event on December 31, 2019 in Des Moines, Iowa. The focus of many democratic presidential campaigns will be on Iowa in the coming weeks before the caucus on February 3, 2020. (Photo: Stephen Maturen/Getty Images) Views
Tuesday, April 07, 2020
Stay in the race Bernie Sanders. America needs you now more than ever.
We understand that many Democrats are calling for Bernie to drop out. They say that Joe Biden is so far ahead that the time has come for party unity, for focusing on Donald Trump. While we agree about the necessity of defeating Donald Trump, we arrive at the opposite conclusion: The Democratic...
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Healthcare expenses are a leading cause of bankruptcy, while profiteering in the system creates perverse incentives that delay and even deny care even from people who believe they have adequate insurance. (Photo: National Nurses United/flickr/cc) Views
Wednesday, February 06, 2019
Progressive Democrats of America Support Rep. Jayapal's Medicare For All Act of 2019
As the Executive Director of Progressive Democrats of America (PDA), I am writing on behalf of our activists to urge all Americans to ask their member of Congress to cosponsor of Rep. Pramila Jayapal’s Medicare for All Act of 2019. PDA was founded in 2004 to organize in favor of policies for all...
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Saturday, July 23, 2016
Why Donald Trump Could Be the Next President of the United States
This is madness. Fully predictable madness. One archetype of the American experience is now realized. We’ve always had our carnival hucksters and itinerant preachers and snake oil thieves. P.T. Barnum put on a good show. All sought wealth and power. But never before has one risen so high as Donald...
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Sunday, November 09, 2014
This Democratic Party Is Going Nowhere. Can Progressives Take it Over and Change the World?
Tuesday’s crushing defeat of the centrist Clinton/Obama Democratic Party provides an opening for the American left. The next few years are not going to be pretty, but they could be the beginning of something beautiful. In 2009, shortly after its most crushing national electoral defeat in 44 years,...
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Sunday, April 08, 2012
Would Jesus Occupy?
“Whatsoever you do for the least of My people, that you do unto Me.” --Matthew 25:40 On Easter Sunday 2012, it is important for American Christians, and non-Christians alike, to reflect on Jesus’ teachings in light of a social movement that put some of his most famous actions into practice. The Occupy movement, in its short history, has firmly established an unwavering commitment to serving the poorest and neediest among us, even in the face of severe state repression.
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