Tim Wilkins

Tim Wilkins is a journalist, formerly with Bloomberg News and NPR, who edits People's Action's national daily newsletter, Progressive Breakfast, and blog, OurFuture.org. People's Action is a national network of grassroots groups dedicated to multiracial and economic justice, putting people and planet first.

Articles by this author

Sunday, August 18, 2019
The AMA Gets Out of the Way of #MedicareForAll
In a major step forward in the fight for universal health care, the American Medical Association (AMA) has quietly pulled out of a lobbying group that seeks to undermine the growing support for Medicare For All. “ The AMA has made the right – if overdue – call by leaving the Partnership For America...
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People console each other as they gather for a vigil for the victims of the mass shooting that occurred over night, at the Levitt Pavilion on August 4, 2019 in Dayton, Ohio. In the second mass shooting in the U.S. within 24 hours a gunman left nine dead and another 27 wounded after only a minute of shooting. (Photo: Matthew Hatcher/Getty Images) Views
Monday, August 05, 2019
In Response to El Paso and Dayton, Thoughts And Prayers Are Not Enough
Our hearts are broken by this weekend’s mass shootings in El Paso and Dayton. In a matter of seconds—separated by a few hours and 1,600 miles—twenty-nine lives were stolen, and many more injured, by two angry, young white men with automatic weapons. As shocking as these murders are, they are just...
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Friday, June 22, 2018
Here's the Story of How I Met Detained Minors on My Flight From Texas
I first saw them sitting as a group in Terminal B at Dallas International Airport. Clean-cut young teens in matching sweatsuits – must be a volleyball team from a private middle school, I thought. They looked weary, but so was I – we’d just found out that our American Airlines flight wouldn’t leave...
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Leah with Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX). (Photo : Tim Wilkins / PA / cc) Views
Tuesday, June 19, 2018
Children Say NO! to Family Separations by ICE
Every child understands the pain losing one’s loved ones – even for a moment – can cause. So children have plenty to say about the U.S. government’s separation of thousands of migrant families, with no promise to parents or children they’ll ever see each other again. “My message to these children,...
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