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Sep 13, 2022

Keeping up the fight against voter suppression. 

 

Jorge Vasquez, Jr. on why he will continue to fight against voter suppression. 

Jorge L. Vasquez, Jr.

Jorge L. Vasquez, Jr. is a long-time advocate for voting rights. He says that even with record turnout in the November election, there is still a long way to go before voter suppression is a thing of the past. 

Jim Hightower

The Embarrassment of Modern Corporate Managers

 

What makes a newspaper great? Many say it’s having street-savvy reporters and editors with the integrity to shine the light of investigative journalism on the power structure’s abuses.

 

But, no, says Fred Ryan, top executive of the Washington Post – the secret is attendance.

 

Bill Press

Laboratories of Autocracy

 

We say it all the time. Down ballot races are very important. Lauren Baer is someone doing something about it. She is the Managing Partner at Arena, an organization convening training and supporting the next generation of candidates and campaign staff. With an emphasis on diversifying young people going into Democratic politics. But she is no newcomer to policy and politics. She spent six years in the State Department working for Hillary Clinton and John Kerry and Samantha power at the United Nations. She ran for Congress in Florida in a Purple to Red district and got more votes than any Democrat ever had.

 

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