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AOC Uses 90-Second Convention Speech to Blast 'Unsustainable Brutality' of US Economy and Celebrate Movement Fighting for Justice

The New York Democrat praised the "mass people's movement working to establish 21st-century social, economic, and human rights, including guaranteed healthcare, higher education, living wages, and labor rights for all people in the United States."

Jake Johnson ·

The Democratic Platform Heads in Right Direction on Criminal Justice, but Still Misses the Moment

The Democratic platform fails in some respects to meet the demands of the moment and misses the opportunity to provide a home for the millions of Americans looking for transformational change of a criminal legal system rooted in white supremacy and racism.

Udi Ofer ·

In DNC Remarks, Dying Medicare for All Activist Ady Barkan Delivers Powerful Indictment of 'Broken' US Healthcare System

"Everyone living in America should get the healthcare they need, regardless of their employment status or ability to pay."

Jake Johnson ·

Greenpeace Gives Democratic Platform C+ on Climate, Calling for 'Action at the Scale That Science and Justice Demand'

"We know the Republicans have no plan," says the advocacy group. "But that doesn't mean the Democrats can take their feet off the gas."

Jessica Corbett ·

'Immoral, Criminal, Inexcusable': Climate Groups Furious as DNC Drops Support for Ending Fossil Fuel Handouts From Platform

"It's outrageous that the Dem establishment is caving to big money donors and moving backwards on fossil fuel subsidies."

Jake Johnson ·

'The Price of Failure Is Just Too Great to Imagine': In DNC Speech, Sanders Urges Popular Front to Defeat Donald Trump

"The future of our democracy is at stake. The future of our economy is at stake. The future of our planet is at stake."

Jake Johnson ·

Why I Am Voting No on the Democratic Party Platform

History teaches us that the Democratic Party has sometimes faced an issue so great that it alone should be the yardstick for measuring the wisdom of voting for or against the platform. This is one of those times. And Medicare for All is that issue.

Ro Khanna ·

'Only a Tiny Little Minute, But Eternity Is In It': AOC Suggests 60 Seconds Is All She Will Need at DNC

"So the DNC is giving AOC a TikTok minute while Republican John Kasich gets a whole speaking slot," lamented one progressive critic.

Lisa Newcomb ·

DNC Announces Progressive Champion Ocasio-Cortez Will Speak at Convention

Previous speculation indicated the popular New York Democrat would be left off the program.

Lisa Newcomb ·

Maryland Coalition Urges Democrats to 'Stand With Majority of Americans' by Supporting Medicare for All in 2020 Platform

"In the middle of a global pandemic, it's a winning electoral strategy for the Democratic Party," one organizer said of supporting Medicare for All.

Jake Johnson ·

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