Progressives Push Democrats To Adopt ‘People’s Platform’
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FEATURING ERIKA ANDIOLA – A new poll by Bloomberg has found that, as unpopular as Donald Trump is as president, his rival Hillary Clinton who won the popular vote last November, is remarkably even less popular. Trump has a 41% approval rating while Clinton’s is 39%. The number should strike fear into the hearts of the Democrats who are hoping to regain control of Congress in 2018, banking on Trump and the Republican Party’s unpopularity.
Now, progressive organizations are calling Democrats out, demanding that they adopt a “People’s Platform,” as part of a “Summer for Progress.” Groups like Our Revolution and the National Nurses United are insisting that Democrats support 8 crucial bills in the House that address the lives of ordinary Americans. The question is, would Democrats rather fail than live up to their stated ideals?
Find the petition at www.actionnetwork.org/petitions/s4p and for more information visit www.ourrevolution.com.
Erika Andiola, Political Director of Our Revolution.