Alexandra Tempus

Alexandra Tempus is an independent journalist and was a lead researcher on This Changes Everything. She is also a researcher at Rolling Stone and has written on climate and politics for VICE News, Mic, the Associated Press and The Nation.

Articles by this author

High school students in Wisconsin are marching to U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan's hometown to demand gun safety laws. (Photo: March For Our Lives: 50 Mile More/Twitter) Views
Friday, March 30, 2018
Feeling Safe? Teen Gun Reform Activists Ask Paul Ryan
A mile and a half down the street from Speaker of the House Paul Ryan’s mansion in Janesville, Wisconsin, a wave of forty students poured over Memorial Drive Bridge and into Traxler Park. Anglers in camouflage gear fishing the Rock River lagoon looked on. The Wisconsin high schoolers, in the final...
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The ad focuses on health care but Bryce and his campaign have zeroed in on an even bigger vulnerability of Ryan’s, and more broadly, of the American experiment itself: the dogged devotion, both personally and politically, to individualism. Views
Wednesday, August 23, 2017
Randy Bryce is More Than A Mustache
It was a friendly audience, but Randy Bryce’s voice shook anyway. This speech was among his first to a national crowd of this size—over 1500 people passionate about progressive politics packed into a cavernous hall at the Netroots Nation conference held in Atlanta earlier this month. Towering...
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“Think about how to make democracy as accessible as possible,” he said. “If you show up at your city council meeting and bring ten people, you'll see instant gratification.” Views
Monday, August 14, 2017
Progressives Are Adapting to the Activist Surge
When activist newcomers helping plan the New York Tax March—which took place April 15 this year to pressure Donald Trump to release his tax returns—suggested including a giant inflatable chicken in the likeness of the President, veteran organizers were a tad skeptical. What does a chicken have to...
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Monday, November 07, 2016
The Era Of Climate Migration Meets Violent Borders
Less than two weeks before Hurricane Matthew struck Haiti, Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson had announced that the United States would hasten the widespread deportation of undocumented Haitian migrants from the US, lifting the protections they’d been given after the fallout from Haiti’s...
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