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OpEdNews Op Eds    H1'ed 4/12/10

Who Are The Progressive Leaders?

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At this time, when the House's progressive caucus completely folded in the face of Obama's health care sell-out, after promising to hew to the public option, I have to ask... who are the progressive leaders?

Who are the leaders who are doing what leaders do...
  • Organizing Planning Actions
  • Defining Vision and Mission
  • Identifying issues
  • Creating the Core, Important Conversations
  • Fundraising
  • Building the base
  • Influencing politics (possibly, this is a fantasy.)
In past stages of our history, Suffragettes, Civil Rights activists had clear leaders who rose to prominence, influence and power for different reasons. I'd like to know who you see as the leaders we have now and why you see them as leaders.

Some of the leadership comes from organizations, so please include organizations too.

And are these regional or local leaders or national leaders? Are there any real national leaders? How about international leaders? How about leaders on specific issues?

The mainstream media will suggest that Obama is a progressive leader, that members of congress are. Maybe you think that. If so, say so and give your reasons. or say who you DO think are the leaders.

And let's talk about the question of whether it's possible to support people or orgs that push for weak, sub-progressive solutions, like HCAN, which, by my mind, sold out progressives by helping to sell the Obama sellout plan.

I'm not going to include my list right away, but will after some comments are posted. I'd like to see who IS included and be sure to say why.

Also, if I've missed dimensions of leadership, as I'm sure I have, please add them.

I'm hoping to take the list that's generated and will use it to create a poll. At least we'll know on OEN, who the most respected and popular leaders are.

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