James Haslam

James Haslam is the founding executive director of the Rights & Democracy in New Hampshire and Vermont. Follow him on Twitter:  @JamesHaslamVT

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We must lay to rest the notion that Bernie Sanders can’t win, as the truth is he very well may be the best hope. (Photo: Ron Adar/SOPA Images/LightRocket?Getty Images) Views
Wednesday, November 27, 2019
Bernie Sanders Is the Movement Candidate We Need
As the executive director of Rights & Democracy (RAD) in Vermont and an organizer based in our state for more than two decades, I have had many opportunities to work closely with U.S. Senator and presidential candidate Bernie Sanders. I know what drives him, and Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-...
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Activist outside the Congress demanding a vote to pass ' The Green New Deal'. The Senate is expected to vote Tuesday afternoon at 4:00 PM to begin debate on a sweeping resolution to combat climate change, the Green New Deal, which was introduced by freshman Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, of New York, and Massachusetts Senator Ed Markey. Washington, D.C. March 26, 2019. (Photo: Aurora Samperio/NurPhoto via Getty Images) Views
Friday, October 25, 2019
Can the Next President Deliver a New Social Contract for Our Survival?
In one of the final chapters in her new book On Fire: The Burning Case For A Green New Deal , author and activist Naomi Klein writes that movements will “make or break” the Green New Deal. “We have been trained to see our issues in silos,” she notes. “They never belonged there.” That’s actually...
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