Curt Ries

Curt Ries

Curt Ries is a political organizer and freelance writer. A volunteer with the Bernie 2020 organizing team, he is also a member of the Democratic Socialists of America and the Sunrise Movement, and former Deputy Director of Democracy Spring.

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Democratic socialism boils down to a belief that all people ought to live with dignity and that it is our collective responsibility as a society to guarantee that life for everyone, without exception. (Photo by Sarah Silbiger/Getty Images) Views
Thursday, June 13, 2019
Defining Democratic Socialism
On Wednesday, in a major speech dedicated to democratic socialism, Bernie Sanders recalled the legacies of Franklin Delano Roosevelt and the New Deal by introducing a “Twenty-First-Century Economic Bill of Rights” meant to universally guarantee “the right to a decent job that pays a living wage,...
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Democratic presidential candidate, U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) participates in a FOX News Town Hall at SteelStacks on April 15, 2019 in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. (Photo: Mark Makela / Stringer/ Getty Images) Views
Thursday, May 02, 2019
Bernie Sanders Is Running an Unprecedented Campaign
Last Saturday, my partner and I showed up an hour early to get ready for our Bernie 2020 Organizing Kickoff event. As we re-arranged tables and learned how to operate the ring of TVs in the back of a local pizza joint, I tried to ignore the nagging question that often creeps into an organizer’s...
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