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Progressives Don't Break Up Over Tactics

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Vote for whomever you want this November, then roll up your sleeves and fight for a Progressive agenda. No matter who becomes president, there is more that we agree on than what divides us. Set the political parties aside for a moment. We want to end poverty, we want save the planet, we want to get money out of politics, we want universal health care, we want public colleges and universities to be free, and we want to end racism and all forms of bigotry. Those are just some of the issues we need to fight for.

Let's keep the issues out front and not break up over personalities and the dreaded divider of the left, tactics. We always disagree on tactics, and it keeps us from showing a united front. The launch of "Our Revolution" has not been pretty. Are we really going to split up over whom Bernie trusts to run the organization while he returns to the Senate?

Jeff Weaver is not Karl Rove. Weaver has not been known as someone who spends his time raising money from billionaires. Jeff Weaver does not have a history of representing Wall Street or the Democratic Party establishment.

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Weaver was arrested after building a shantytown on Boston University and he sued the university when they prevented him from hanging banners calling for divestment from South Africa. Weaver ran for political office twice as an independent before working on Bernie's campaigns and Congressional staff. I trust Bernie and Bernie trusts Jeff Weaver.

I don't want to take sides. I still think we can all work together. I have watched many coalitions fall apart over tactics. We want the same thing; we just disagree on how to get there. I believe in diversity of tactics. Occupy fell apart over tactics. It always happens. Let's make it different this time.

There is room for electoral politics, mass mobilizations, civil disobedience, democrats, Greens, and independents. We need social media, a ground game, a mass media campaign, a local and a national strategy. We need "Our Revolution," Brand New Congress, independent media, candidates, activists and voters.

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