Dave Johnson

Dave Johnson

Dave Johnson is a contributing blogger for the Campaign for America's Future.

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Thursday, September 29, 2016
The Missed Opportunity On Trade – And What We Must Do Next
The candidates discussed “trade” for a few minutes during the first presidential debate on Monday. Once again the opportunity for a meaningful dialogue on an important issue slipped away. Where do we go from here? That was the subject of a teleconference Wednesday night between activists from...
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Wednesday, September 14, 2016
Wednesday Is National Call-In Day To Stop the TPP
Wall Street, the multinational corporations and President Obama are pushing for a vote on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) in the “lame duck” session of Congress that follows the election. Wednesday, September 14, is a national call-in day to Congress to stop this. Use this link , or use this...
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Monday, September 05, 2016
This Is Why Labor Day, And the Movement That Created It, Matters
Economic anxiety and inequality is contributing (as it always does) to the rise of right-wing, anti-immigrant, xenophobic and racist politics. Many of the people most hurt by the decline of unions are turning to the very politicians who want to kill unions off for good. Economic anxiety can cause...
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Tuesday, August 23, 2016
Postal Workers To Rally Against TPP Tuesday
The 200,000-member American Postal Workers Union (APWU) is holding its biennial convention in Orlando this week. As part of that convention, there will be a rally to publicize opposition to the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). The rally will take place Tuesday, August 23 at 3:30 pm beginning in the...
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Wednesday, August 17, 2016
New Clinton Transition Head Has Some TPP ‘Splainin To Do
Hillary Clinton has appointed Former Colorado Sen. Ken Salazar, a big supporter of TPP, to lead her transition team, should she be elected President. Politico has more, in Clinton campaign transition chief has pushed for TPP : The new chairman of Hillary Clinton’s transition team has been an...
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Thursday, August 11, 2016
Clinton Should Tell Obama To Withdraw TPP To Save Her Presidency
Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton says she opposes the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) but is having trouble convincing people to believe her. Imagine the trouble Hillary Clinton will have trying to build support for her effort to govern the country if TPP is ratified before her...
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Wednesday, August 10, 2016
Trump Trade Position Is Opposite Of What People Think It Is
One of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s stronger economic appeals to working-class voters is his position on trade. Trump understands that people are upset that “trade” deals have moved so many jobs out of the country and he offers solutions that sound like he is saying he will...
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Friday, August 05, 2016
Did You Know That AARP Is A Paying Member Of ALEC?
Here is a real shocker. AARP (formerly the American Association of Retired Persons) has been a paying member of the notorious right-wing, Koch-tied lobbying organization American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) since at least 2014. Yes, that AARP , once known for protecting the interests of...
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Thursday, July 28, 2016
TPP Opposition: Make Them Do It And Hold Them To It
Elites take “globalization” as a given because “trade” deals have pushed sovereignty off the table and locked governments out of decision-making over things like stopping offshoring of jobs and protecting domestic industries. They smirk knowingly and wink and nod when politicians respond to citizen...
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Tuesday, July 26, 2016
What to Make of VP Pick Tim Kaine's Reversal on TPP
In a representative democracy, the idea is that the representatives should support the preferences of their constituencies. This is what is happening with the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP). Hillary Clinton’s vice presidential pick, Tim Kaine has reversed his position from supporting TPP to...
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