50 purple states!  Information on how to get your progressive values represented

50 purple states!  Information on how to get your progressive values represented

how: take action

 
 Red = Republicans    Blue = Democrats  In this example State (say Wyoming), there are more Democrats than Republicans, but the congressional districts are drawn to give fake majorities for Republicans.  The district lines are redrawn every ten years, find out here how prominent Democrats are leading an effort to free us from this corruption.

Red = Republicans  

Blue = Democrats

In this example State (say Wyoming), there are more Democrats than Republicans, but the congressional districts are drawn to give fake majorities for Republicans.  The district lines are redrawn every ten years, find out here how prominent Democrats are leading an effort to free us from this corruption.

Why are conservative Republicans in charge of Congress when they don't represent the views of most of the United States population?

answer: gerrymandering

In this article posted on Politico.com, find out how former President Obama will assist Eric Holder in a nationwide effort to beat the neo-cons at their own game by removing the overrepresentation of conservative Republicans from Congress.

“American voters deserve fair maps that represent our diverse communities — and we need a coordinated strategy to make that happen,” Holder said. “This unprecedented new effort will ensure Democrats have a seat at the table to create fairer maps after 2020."

TIPS TO REALLY GET YOUR VOICE HEARD

This Daily Kos article that was first published during the waning days of the last Republican Presidency is probably even more applicable today.

"Here in our corner of the internet, we see many diaries, messages, and e-mails calling on people to contact their Congressional representatives, to encourage them to vote one way or another on an upcoming issue. Usually, these messages are very urgent, so getting your message across as clearly and quickly as possible is of the utmost importance,"  advises Kal.

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HOW TO START A MOVEMENT

If Bernie Sanders is an agent of change, who is his first follower of the movement he has started? In this Derek Sivers TED talk, learn how it's the first follower of a new movement that normalizes the group's acceptance.

 

why: economic justice

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The walton family is worth $130 billioN. more than the bottom 40% of the american population

Walmart has 850,000 jobs across 19 states, many of them minimum wage.