Democracy & Government

Voting Rights Fact Sheet


  • On the Frontlines: A Mayor's Roundtable

    The Sanders Institute brought together four mayors who are truly on the frontlines of the progressive movement at The Gathering. Mayors Bill DeBlasio of New York City, Carmen Yulin Cruz of San Juan, Michael Tubbs of Stockton California and Ada Colau of Barcelona Spain came together to share innovative progressive policies, successes they have had and plans for the future.

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  • Puerto Rico: Austerity or a Green New Deal

    Hurricanes Irma, Jose, and Maria devastated Puerto Rico. Almost three thousand Puerto Ricans died, infrastructure and energy systems were devastated, and it will take many years for Puerto Rico to recuperate. With this crisis has come a decision for Puerto Rico: Austerity, or rebuilding using a Green New Deal framework. At the Sanders Institute Gathering, we brought together Mayor Carmen Yulin Cruz, economist Robert Pollin, and community land trust expert John Davis to talk about the path forward for Puerto Rico.

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  • Robert Reich: American Democracy Seems Rigged Because It Is

    In the 2018 midterms, Americans demanded an end to the corruption. And there are signs lawmakers are finally getting message. House Democrats’ first piece of legislation aims to end the big-money takeover.

    This article, by Robert Reich argues why getting money out of politics is the most important thing we can do to save our democracy. 

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  • Start with why -- how great leaders inspire action

    In this Ted Talk, Simon Sinek breaks down how great leaders approach any task, company, or even running for office. He demonstrates how they do not begin with "what" they will do, he demonstrates how they "Start with why." 

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  • Robert Reich: The Shutdown and the Economic Precipice

    I was in Bill Clinton’s cabinet when Newt Gingrich pulled the plug on the federal government in 1996. It wasn’t a pretty picture. A long shutdown hurts millions of people who rely on government for services and paychecks.

    Trump’s shutdown also adds to growing worries about the economy...

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  • How to Fix Western Democracy

    We need to set the bar higher for our elected officials, candidates, the media and ourselves.

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  • It's Up To You

    Okay. Time to stop complaining about Trump.  November 6 is your chance to create a firewall against this catastrophe, and flip the House and even the Senate.

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