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Now Is the Time for a Bold Pro-Democracy Agenda for America


Now Is the Time for a Bold Pro-Democracy Agenda for America

Andrea Germanos, staff writer

While supporters of pro-democratic voting reforms on Wednesday celebrated a number of key state-level wins on Election Day, the Democratic Party is being called upon to go much further by making voting rights a central issue going forward and embracing a slate of changes that would dramatically improve civic participation and end GOP suppression tactics.

Among the successes from Tuesday's ballot:


Paper ballots, hand-counted in public—that’s the gold standard for electoral transparency, and it would make any talk of “hacking” or “Russian meddling” academic. Anything less is unacceptable.


It’s not news that people want democracy, a decent standard of living and peaceful and respectful relations with the peoples and nations of the rest of the world and the diverse peoples who inhabit the U.S. It will be news when the Duopoly is neutered so that real democratic movements and political parties can actually work for and achieve the desires of WE THE PEOPLE. Let’s get on with the GREAT NEUTERING PROJECT!!! The work our lifetimes.


Tom Johnson
Columbus, OH USA


This going to be a really neat fight. I’m going to buy a really nice arm chair and life time supply of popcorn.


It’s now time to dump out the neo-liberal establishment democrats(Pelosi, Feinstein, Shummer, etc) and replace them with the most progressive pro-people folks out there. It’s now or never.


When 49% of all the people ( 100% ) want a more peaceful, better and more equitable world: and, the author says that it shouldn’t be the job of just one party, please tell me why the GP in Arizona’s Senate contest might just give them the opposite, if " War Hawk " McSally wins that open seat. The GP’s 2% vote would of ensured Sinema the win if they’d been strategic. Now, they’re looking like spoilers, yet again.
Same thing in Maine’s contested Congressional battle. Though the stakes aren’t nearly as high, a case can be made that this is counterproductive. Like speaking to the people with a forked tongue, oddly enough. Is that your party’s intent in Arizona? Just askin’.


I have absolutely no idea what you’re trying to get at here. I guess GP means Green Party, and I voted Green in Ohio because they had the best program, but they are not “my party.” There were no socialists on the ballot.

As for Sinema, she supports the U.S. military project fo commit mass murder around the globe (that ensures domestic austerity) and as a somewhat sentient human human, if I lived in AZ (Any cheap places there? Cold and humidity are getting to me) I could never put my name on that or vote for that.

Otherwise you should be all giggly-happy cuz the Blue Wave has washed over the House. Why this, when you could be waxing poetic about the latest victory? Just asking’. (ThoughI should know better).


As long as the current Democrat leadership exists as it is a Bold Pro-Democracy Agenda will never even be considered, much less actually implemented.


Many of these articles are incorrect when calling the USA a democracy, since it is actually a kleptocracy.


Andrea, NO ---- Now is the Time for a Continuation and Completion of our “Revolution Against Empire” [Justin du Rivage] — there is no democracy, just this God Damned EMPIRE!


Making the system more democratic isn’t easy because the Republican Party is working hard to make it less democratic. The Republican Party is attempting to have a minority achieve permanent control over a majority by preventing citizens from voting or preventing their votes leading to election victories through gerrymandering, and filling the courts with right wing extremists.


A bold agenda in the House now is absolutely crucial for kicking out the GOP Senate in two years. All the beautiful programs of the DSA/Bernie should be meticulously crafted, and beautifully written in non-legalese. They are not for passage, only for documentation and release. So why do this? Because publicizing these goodies to the public, then letting the GOP show its ugly stone wall face, provides the powerful motivation for kicking the GOP Senate out in two years. And perchance even derail Trump’s re-election. ‘Moderation’ a la Pelosi will condemn the DSA as do-nothings. She poses an existential danger to the DSA.