Democrats Outpoll Republicans in U.S. Senate Races by 10,512,669 Votes, but Republicans Win 22 of the 34 Seats

Ballot Access News The total vote cast for U.S. Senate on November 8, 2016, by party, was: Democratic 51,297,372 Republican 40,784,703 Libertarian 1,788,027 Green 695,604 Working Families 428,854 Conservative 267,186 Independence 150,457 Constitution 124,587 Independent Party of Oregon 59,516 Women’s Equality 45,297 Independent American 27,340 New Independent Party 17,649 Reform 17,781 American 11,923 Unity 9,336 … Continue reading Democrats Outpoll Republicans in U.S. Senate Races by 10,512,669 Votes, but Republicans Win 22 of the 34 Seats

Working Families Party: Can You Live on $11 a Day

(The following was originally published on the Working Families Party website.) 5 years ago, the federal minimum wage was raised to $7.25 — and as prices rise, its buying power has declined. But Congressional Republicans refuse to see what’s right in front of their eyes: low-wage workers are struggling to get by on the current minimum … Continue reading Working Families Party: Can You Live on $11 a Day

Chicago Sun-Times: Chicago Teachers’ Union, Progressives Form New Chicago Coalition

(The following was originally published in the Chicago Sun-Times.) Look out Chicago, a new political movement has arrived. United Working Families, a partnership between labor groups, including the Chicago Teachers Union, and a coalition of a dozen community groups is expected to announce its formal launch on Monday, executive director Kristen Crowell tells Early & Often. … Continue reading Chicago Sun-Times: Chicago Teachers’ Union, Progressives Form New Chicago Coalition

Jacobin: More Than a Protest Vote

(The following was originally published in Jacobin.) Howie Hawkins’ campaign for governor is part of a renewed vision of electoral activism on the Left. Fearing disenchantment among its progressive supporters, the union-backedWorking Families Party has worked around the clock to justify its most recent endorsement of New York Governor Andrew Cuomo. Cuomo has run on an … Continue reading Jacobin: More Than a Protest Vote