Sarah Anderson

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The virtual rallies over the weekend organized by the Poor People's Campaign "lifted up people who are living the interconnected injustices that have been the campaign's focus for the past two years: systemic racism, poverty and inequality, ecological devastation, and militarism and the war economy. Many spoke of how the Covid-19 pandemic has only deepened existing inequalities." (Photo: Poor People's Campaign) Views
Monday, June 22, 2020
Virtual Poor People’s Campaign Rally Draws Crowd of More Than a Million
President Trump drew a smaller crowd than he expected for his rally this past Saturday, but that wasn’t the case for the Poor People’s Campaign. Well more than a million people viewed the campaign’s Mass Poor People’s Assembly and Moral March on Washington via Facebook that same day. Many more...
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Ordinary Americans of every political stripe, including 90 percent of Republicans and 96 percent of Democrats, support a postal relief package. (Photo: Ron Doke/Flickr/cc) Views
Monday, May 11, 2020
Let’s Save the Postal Service
Like most Americans, Julie Buckles, the owner of Honest Dog Books in tiny Bayfield, Wisconsin, has had to be flexible in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic. “Overnight, we went from hosting music, literary discussions, and poetry readings to shipping books all over the country,” she told me...
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USPS provides service at uniform and reasonable rates, delivering to 157 million addresses at least six days a week, no matter where they live. (Photo: Spencer Platt/Getty Images) Views
Friday, May 01, 2020
Postal Bankruptcy Would Hit Rural America Hardest
As postal workers strain to meet demand for deliveries of medicine, food, and other essentials, the U.S. Postal Service is facing potential financial collapse due to plummeting mail revenue. Without a major cash infusion, the USPS is on track to run out of money before the end of September,...
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There is some hope of bipartisan potential for Jayapal’s plan. (Photo: Michael Brochstein/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images) Views
Monday, April 13, 2020
Jayapal Proposes Layoff Prevention Plan as the Fed Expands Corporate Aid With No Employment Strings
The U.S. unemployment rate is already higher than at any time since the Great Depression in the 1930s. To lower that rate, Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-Wash.) has just introduced a bill that would pay crisis-hit companies to preserve jobs. The Federal Reserve, meanwhile, is using a “blind faith”...
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Postal workers are rising to the challenge of a crisis unlike any we’ve ever experienced. (Photo: Ron Doke/Flickr/cc) Views
Thursday, April 09, 2020
Trump: Postal Workers Don’t Deserve a Financial Lifeline
The financially strapped United States Postal Service wound up with crumbs in the $2.2 trillion stimulus deal, despite playing a vital role in our nation’s public health and economic stability at this time of crisis. Rep. Gerry Connolly (D-VA) accused President Trump of personally intervening to...
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In deeply unequal societies like our own, a wealthy few can exploit such catastrophes to make themselves even wealthier. (Photo: Shutterstock) Views
Wednesday, March 18, 2020
Coronavirus and the 'Shock Doctrine'
We all have to come together. We need to help each other. We don’t have time for politics as usual. In times of crisis like the current coronavirus pandemic, these sorts of calls for cooperation become the drumbeat of our daily lives. Unfortunately, no drumbeat ever gets everybody marching in sync...
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Sara Nelson, the dynamic president of the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA, has made a powerful case for direct payroll subsidies to the employees who keep our airline industry passengers flying and safe, everyone from flight attendants and pilots to security screeners and wheelchair attendants. Views
Tuesday, March 17, 2020
How to Make the Airline Bailout Work for Workers, Not Just CEOs
The U.S. airline industry is asking for nearly $60 billion in taxpayer-funded direct assistance and loan guarantees. The industry clearly needs extraordinary help. The pandemic is grounding flights the world over. But who within the industry should get that help? Will the imminent airline bailout...
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The Wall Street giants whose reckless and even criminal behavior ushered in the 2008 crisis ended up, after the dust settled, even bigger and more powerful than before the crisis began. Views
Saturday, March 14, 2020
Does the Coronavirus Crisis Have to End with a Wealthier Wealthy?
We all have to come together. We need to help each other. We don’t have time for politics as usual. In times of crisis — the current coronavirus pandemic, for instance — these sorts of calls for cooperation become the drumbeat of our daily lives. And most all of us march to that drumbeat because we...
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The upcoming Super Tuesday primaries will include two states — Colorado and Utah — that have shifted completely to vote at home systems, as well as California, which has allowed counties to run all-mail elections for years and is transitioning into a fully vote at home system in the next few years. (Photo: Getty Images) Views
Thursday, February 27, 2020
To Reduce Inequality in the Election Process, All States Should Allow Voting At Home
In the United States of America, we have an election process in which the wealthiest Americans can spend unlimited funds to buy political influence while the poor, particularly poor people of color, face multiple barriers to exercising their most basic democratic right: voting. As a result, the...
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Congress needs to take action to prevent a catastrophic war on Iran. De-escalating the current tensions is the most immediate priority. (Photo: Shutterstock) Views
Wednesday, January 08, 2020
Congress: War Profiteering Is Real. We Need to End It.
The prospect of war with Iran is terrifying. Experts predict as many as a million people could die if the current tensions lead to a full-blown war. Millions more would become refugees across the Middle East, while working families across the U.S. would bear the brunt of our casualties. There is...
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