Heather Gautney

Heather Gautney is the executive director of Our Revolution, a professor of sociology at Fordham University, and author of Crashing the Party: From the Bernie Sanders Campaign to a Progressive Movement and Protest and Organization in the Alternative Globalization Era. Follow her on Twitter: @HeatherGautney

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Vermont senator Bernie Sanders questions Andrew Wheeler during his confirmation hearing to be the next administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency on Capitol Hill, January 16, 2019 in Washington DC. (Photo: Chip Somodevilla / Getty) Views
Thursday, February 14, 2019
Bernie Sanders Wants to Expand Social Security
Social Security was signed into law by Franklin Roosevelt in the 1930s to guarantee workers and their families an income if they retire, become disabled, or if a breadwinner dies. At the time, Republicans and conservative Democratic lawmakers disparaged the legislation as “socialist,” and the...
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Thursday, February 07, 2019
Nothing Short of Medicare for All in 2020
Medicare for All is going to be the litmus test of progressivism in 2020. Legislation will soon be introduced in both chambers of Congress by Senator Bernie Sanders and Rep. Pramila Jayapal that would guarantee health care to every person in America. The bills come after a midterm election in which...
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Thursday, October 22, 2015
Higher Ed for Bernie
The proposal put forth by U.S. senator and presidential candidate Bernie Sanders for free public higher education has spurred a new initiative called ' Higher Ed for Bernie ' that looks to operate as a kind of movement wing of his campaign, focused on free higher education. Supporters of the effort...
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Tuesday, October 11, 2011
What Is Occupy Wall Street? The History of Leaderless Movements
Occupy Wall Street has arrived. Facebook is all-aflutter, and Twitter is all-atweeter, as news of “occupations” and clashes with the powers-that-be spread like wildfire around the country.
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