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Progressives Must Build Power, Our Lives Depend on It

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Susan Lee Schwartz
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If progressives couldn’t even mount a successful campaign to get rid of a small-town mayor, how the hell are we going to get rid of Donald “Inject the Body with Disinfectants” Trump?Sadly, our inability to present a united front produces disastrous results which lead to a vicious cycle.  We fail to move the needle forward towards a more equitable democratic society which leads large swaths of the population to become apathetic and just give up. They’re not civically engaged in any meaningful way and they don’t show up at the polls. The perfect storm for making bad matters worse.But for those of us who still have hope that we, “the people”, can turn this oligarchy into a democracy, now is the best time to do it.  And maybe that’s the best thing that can come out of this clusterf*ck we call the Trump presidency.

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I began teaching in 1963,; Ba and BS in Education -Brooklyn College. I have the equivalent of 2 additional Master's, mainly in Literacy Studies and Graphic Design. I was the only seventh grade teacher of English from 1990 -1999 at East Side (more...)

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