New Year’s Resolution: if you’re an active voter, find and befriend one non-voter

Starting this year, progressives should assign ourselves one mission as a New Year’s Resolution: each person should find one ...
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    The Loyal Opposition in America should form a Shadow Cabinet

    In the United Kingdom, major political parties that are out of power in parliament aren’t entirely erased out of the ...
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      Elect the U.S. President through the popular vote, not the Electoral College

      Next week, millions of Americans will head to the polls to cast their vote for U.S. President, U.S. Senator, U.S. Representative, state ...
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        Cap nonprofit CEO salaries to the US President’s salary

        Runaway executive salaries aren’t limited to corporate America. Top universities and many other nonprofit institutions also ...
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          The unusual way Denmark reins in reckless corporate greed

          It’s a common refrain: corporate executives in the U.S. are too short-sighted and myopic in their time horizon, controlled by the ...
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            The 1% to root for: redirect 1% of political ad spending to organizing voters in the Rising American Electorate

            To build a vibrant progressive infrastructure lasting for years to come, we should create a groundswell of pressure on donors to move a ...
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              Walk the walk, progressive organizations: The Progressive Accountability Project

              When powerhouse PR firm FitzGibbon Media recently imploded amid revelations of its founder & owner’s unacceptable workplace ...
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                New Kickstarter-way of donating to political candidates: “Take a stand or get nothing”

                Frustrated that a candidate for elected office hasn’t taken a stance on a heated issue yet? Here’s an idea offered by ...
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                  No More Unpaid Internships

                  There are roughly 2 million interns in the US and about half of them are unpaid. A new Fair Pay Campaign has won a bunch of high ...
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                    Reverse Canvassing

                    Knock every door in transient communities (students, low-income, renters) to register and ID EVERY RESIDENT, not just known voters ...
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                      Dream Big Together + Story of the Future

                      2020. 2042. 2050. Lots of people and groups are starting to create future visions, scenarios, strategies. Is it possible we could ...
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                        Movement Moment Fire Department

                        The next Sandy. The next Wisconsin. The next BP. The next Occupy. The next Moral Mondays. There should be a team of people and groups ...
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                          Whisteblowers Foundation

                          A rich whistleblower should create a fund to reward broke whistleblowers and support them through the challenges of whistle-blowing. ...
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                            Organizational Recycling Center

                            When orgs die, there should be a place to transition the best pieces (assets, intellectual property, models, lists, donors, ...
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                              Open Source Canvass Co-op

                              “Canvassing can be one of the most effective forms of civic outreach, but it’s also one of the most resource-intensive. As ...
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                                Progressive Awesome Foundation

                                Use mini-grants to promote progressive values, the same way the Awesome Foundation promotes Awesome. Submitted by: Multiple submitters ...
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                                  Timebank as Millennial Stimulus Package

                                  Skilled but undermployed? Contribute your knowledge, time and elbow grease into a timebank for the Millennial generation as hours to ...
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                                    Make phone calls as easy as signing petitions

                                    Petitions and emails to targets are, by themselves, very low-impact. Their benefit is recruiting new activists and creating a media ...
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                                      Applied Scholars Network

                                      National network of scholars (profs, grad students, undergrads) who do research to support community organizations and social ...
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                                        Crowd-source a syllabus in social change

                                        Help people understand the history and best practices for changing their community by crowd-sourcing a syllabus of key readings and ...
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                                          Student Power Networks

                                          Florida’s Dream Defenders, Ohio Student Association, and Virginia Student Power Network are three examples of an exciting new ...
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