We are at a pivotal moment in American history. Both parties have shifted to the right over the past four decades, embracing neo liberal “free market” ideology over the will or welfare of the people. The public has awoken to this nightmare, and the shift to populism is already underway.
The election of Trump, the decimation of the neoliberal order in the Democratic Party, and the current revolt against the GOP establishment over healthcare are all indicators that the country is ready to move left and forward.
It is now up to all of us to make sure the void is filled with good people ready to fight for our futures. It is said that fascism rises when the left offers no viable solutions to the problems we face. This is why Trump won and Hillary lost. Hillary represented the corrupted status qou that left too many behind and impoverished. We must rally around:
-Tax reform that benefits the worker
-Bold solutions to combat climate change and create a carbon free energy grid
-Refinancing of student debt and tuition free university for those with the aptitudes
-Reforming our broken primary schools
-Massive investment in re-industrialization and infrastructure
-Public campaign finance and ballot reform
-Anti corruption laws that jail people who commit white collar crimes
-Ending all war profiteering and the American Empire
We urge everyone to get involved in your communities. Join local grass roots groups, get seats within the local power structures, and offer alternatives to the problems we face. It is time for progressive renaissance in America. It’s up to each of us to make sure it happens! It is up to us to push for the Next Deal, and support and vote for those who will make it happen. Are you in?