Olivia Alperstein

Olivia Alperstein

Olivia Alperstein is Deputy Director of Communications and Policy at ProgressiveCongress.org.  Follow her on Twitter: @Alperstein_O

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"The latest GOP tax plan is a slimy wet kiss for the wealthiest Americans." Views
Wednesday, November 01, 2017
What Real Tax Reform Could Look Like
No matter our politics, most Americans have a beef with taxes. And it’s no wonder. Working class Americans pay a much greater share of their income than the wealthiest Americans, who get away with exploiting tax loopholes and paying less than their fair share to support public projects and...
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"The right to be treated with humanity and dignity is a universal value. Our nation is stronger than hatred and bigotry," writes Olivia Alperstein. Views
Wednesday, August 16, 2017
Racists Look Emboldened. They're Actually Terrified.
The act of terrorism that killed one person and injured others in Charlottesville, Virginia was horrific. There will be more days like these. "They want to strike fear into our hearts, but it is they who are afraid of a better world." Angry, cowardly, fear-mongering white supremacists have been...
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Wednesday, June 21, 2017
Our President’s Word Wars
These days I find myself thinking often about a cartoon by the late Theodore Geissel. In it, a woman with a sweater that reads “America First” reads aloud from a storybook to two children: “And the Wolf chewed up the children and spit out their bones,” she relays. “But those were Foreign Children...
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Wednesday, April 19, 2017
Is Trump Taking Us to War Everywhere?
No one ever expected Donald Trump to be a peace-loving president. On the campaign trail, he endorsed torture, said he’d bomb the families of alleged terrorists, and spoke gleefully about the president’s power to launch nuclear weapons. But threatening war with multiple countries over a few weeks...
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Sunday, March 19, 2017
Right Now, Trump Can Start a Nuclear War
Right now, Donald Trump could start a nuclear war on a whim, and no one could stop him. Under any circumstances, the prospect of nuclear war is terrifying, the deadly consequences irreversible. Yet with a single order, the president — any president — could effectively declare a nuclear war that...
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Wednesday, March 01, 2017
It’s Only My Health
I’m one of the 27 percent of Americans with a pre-existing medical condition. Pre-existing conditions range from life-threatening illnesses like cancer or multiple sclerosis to chronic conditions like diabetes or cerebral palsy. They can also include life events like pregnancy or having broken...
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Wednesday, November 23, 2016
Get an IUD While You Can
As soon as the presidential election results were announced, alarm bells went off for anyone who cares about reproductive rights. Lawmakers around the country have been moving for years to restrict abortion rights. But for millions of women who’ve taken proactive steps to prevent unplanned...
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Wednesday, August 24, 2016
Stop Playing Politics With Reproductive Rights
Young women voters have a lot to worry about this election cycle, from a flurry of anti-abortion messaging to diminishing access to reproductive services. Just this month, in fact, Congress put the brakes on vital legislation that would fund efforts to prevent the spread of Zika because they’re...
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Wednesday, April 06, 2016
The United States of Flint
The horrible, preventable crisis in Flint, Michigan shows that when the government shortchanges our infrastructure, people pay the price. Flint has become a living hell for its residents. The water is brown , poisoned with lead, and too corrosive to use on skin or clothes. Scientists have predicted...
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Wednesday, February 24, 2016
Republican Senators Must Fulfill Their Constitutional Duty
We are on the brink of an unprecedented Constitutional crisis – one brought on by Republican leaders in the Senate. Never in our country’s history have Senators so blatantly and explicitly refused to do their job. It is simply a lie that there have never been any election-year appointments to the...
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