FEATURE STORY: FAST FOR $15 – On Monday, November 15th, OUR Walmart will be launching a “Fast for $15 and Full Time,” fifteen days of action led by Walmart workers fasting at Walton homes, Board of Directors homes and Walmart stores and offices culminating in another national day of action this Black Friday. To learn more and join the protest click HERE.
NATIONAL DAY OF ACTION – November 10th marked the national day of action for the fight for $15 movement. In celebration of this day, the Alliance to Reclaim our Schools has produced a new video to remind the public of how critical economic security is to education. Watch the powerful video HERE.
MRS. HONEST GIL FULBRIGHT – The satirical ads produced by Represent.Us have been making big money and special interests a laughing matter, honest presidential candidate Gil Fulbright has launched a new ad, Mrs. Fulbright. Watch the hilarious ad for the Honest Gil Fulbright campaign HERE.
TPP: IT KIND OF MAKES YOU SICK – Last week, the Agenda Project Action Fund released a new, multi-part ad campaign to raise public awareness of the dangerous implications of approving the TPP. The ad that is highlighting the important issue of food safety was released shortly after the official text was made public. Watch the ad and read about the sickening implications of this deal HERE.
#THNXBIRTHCONTROL – Bedsider, the online birth control support network, was joined by millions of men and women who support access to birth control in their annual campaign of saying “Thanks, Birth Control.” You can check out the campaign and buy some punny merchandise praising contraception HERE.
PATRIOTIC MILLIONAIRES TAKE ON D.C - The Patriotic Millionaires are traveling to Washington next Wednesday for their lobby day and release of their first eBook, “Renegotiating Power and Money.” The group will be working to secure support for increasing the minimum wage and eliminating the carried interest tax loophole among other issues. You can watch their video messages on minimum wage HERE and on carried interest HERE.
ADVOCACY IN ACTION – The Center for Effective Government has launched their first ever video contest. The contest calls for students to create a short video that explores the safety of their community from harmful chemicals. You can read more about the details and the prizes HERE.
CAP CONTROVERSY – The Center for American Progress has been in hot water this week for sponsoring an address by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on November 10th. Progressive leaders from across broad spectrums came together to sign a letter showing their dismay of the group hosting such an enemy to the progressive movement they fight for. You can read the letter circulated by progressive leaders HERE.
DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE, ANYTHING BUT – After the head of the Urban League in Portland exposed the Oregon Department of Justice for racially profiling those who expressed interest in Black Lives Matter on social media. Several civil rights and labor leaders wrote a letter to Attorney General Rosenblum demanding an investigation into the DOJ’s use of software to conduct “threat assessments”. You can read the letter and the shocking response from Attorney General Rosenblum’s HERE.
MORAL CRISIS – Brave New Films has released their latest short video in support of the Graham – Leahy bill by reminding Americans of our moral obligation to help war refugees. Watch the video that goes beyond partisan divide HERE.
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GOP DEBATE: Candidates Missed a Big Opportunity – Felicia Wong, CEO of the Roosevelt Institute, discusses the missed opportunity of debating sound economic policies in the third debate. The article includes polling results of what the public wanted to hear from this week’s GOP debate. Read the article and see if the fourth debate answered the public’s needs HERE.
Child Care Workers Aren’t Paid Enough to Make Ends Meets – Senior Economist at the Economic Policy Institute, Elise Gold released a publication this week exposing the truth behind the wages for child care workers in the United States. Read the detailed study HERE.
****P.S – Practical Progress will be taking next week off as we will be participating in the Patriotic Millionaires’ Lobby Day. For more information about the lobby day or to find out how you can help, email Justin Strekal at jstrekal@