Archiv: grassroots


28.11.2019 - 18:38 [ New York Times ]

Bernie Sanders vs. The Machine

Throughout the 2020 campaign, Mr. Sanders has sounded like an echo of his younger self, threatening reprisals against the elected officials in his way. He has pledged to campaign in even the reddest of states against lawmakers who oppose his ideas, including against conservative Democrats. It is a method of governing untested in the modern presidency.

18.11.2019 - 13:27 [ An-Nahar (Libanon) ]

Independent candidate Melhem Khalaf wins Beirut Bar Association elections

BEIRUT: Melhem Khalaf, a law professor at Saint Joseph university, has become the new head of the Beirut Bar Association after beating out the political ruling class‘ candidate.

Khalaf, an independent candidate, ran against Nader Gaspard, who was backed by the Free Patriotic Movement, Lebanese Forces, Future Movement and Progressive Socialist Party.

18.11.2019 - 13:24 [ Naharnet.com (Libanon) ]

Protest Movement-Backed Candidate Elected Head of Bar Association

A candidate backed by the protest movement that is sweeping the country was on Sunday elected as head of the Beirut Bar Association, scoring a precious win for the nascent movement over the country’s established political parties.

Lawyers who backed Melhem Khalaf erupted in joy and chanted “revolution, revolution” as the results were announced.

03.11.2019 - 15:03 [ Tulsi Gabbard, canidate for President / Twitter ]

This is a movement to take back the Democratic Party from corrupt warmongers. They’re doing everything they can to get me to run as a 3rd-party candidate so they can retain control of our Party. But I won’t. I’ll continue to fight to make our party & country of, by, & for the ppl

21.10.2019 - 17:39 [ Tulsi Gabbard, candidate for President / Twitter ]

If you’re sick of the new McCarthyism and warmongering by Hillary and her cohorts, then join our campaign. We need your support. Democrat, Republican, Independent — it doesn’t matter. We need to unite to usher in a govt which is of, by, and for the people!

21.10.2019 - 07:23 [ Tulsi Gabbard, candidate for President / Twitter ]

Hillary & her gang of rich, powerful elite are going after me to send a msg to YOU: “Shut up, toe the line, or be destroyed.” But we, the people, will NOT be silenced. Join me in taking our Democratic Party back & leading a govt of, by & for the people!

21.10.2019 - 07:19 [ Newsweek ]

Tulsi Gabbard Says Clinton Attacked Her for Supporting Sanders in 2016, Calls for ‚New Democratic Party‘

„If they can falsely portray me as a traitor then they can do it to anyone,“ Gabbard continued. „And in fact, that’s exactly the message that they want to get across to you. That if you stand up against Hillary and the party power brokers, if you stand up to the rich and powerful elite and the war machine they will destroy you and discredit your message.“

27.08.2019 - 15:11 [ Haaretz ]

Fighting to Get Out the Arab Vote: A Grassroots Movement in Israel Is Gaining Steam

According to an internal poll commissioned by Coalition 17/9, were the election held today, 56 percent of eligible Arab voters would cast their ballot. That’s a considerable improvement over the last election but still a long way to go.

Swaid believes the reunification of the Joint List is the main factor behind this positive trend.

30.07.2019 - 07:14 [ Bernie Sanders, candidate for President / Twitter ]

Greed is the religion of the billionaire class. And a nation based on greed will not survive morally, economically or politically. That is why we fight to take power back from the billionaires and put it in the hands of the people, where it belongs.

04.07.2019 - 09:48 [ BBC ]

Tory leadership contest: Boris Johnson and Jeremy Hunt make new promises as voting nears

The pledges come two days before ballot papers are posted to the party members.

Voting closes on 22 July, with the winner expected to be announced the following day.

27.06.2019 - 17:41 [ Daily Mail ]

Tory members STILL want Boris to be PM despite Carrie rows and campaign ‘cowardice’: Hunt’s charm offensive is not enough to stop showboating BoJo as latest polls reveal the favourite is miles ahead in race for No 10

Boris Johnson remains the overwhelming choice of Tory members to be the next party leader and prime minister despite a week of serious campaign setbacks, a new poll reveals today.

19.06.2019 - 17:19 [ Tulsi 2020 / actblue.com ]

Help us reach 130,000

The DNC’s updated requirements to qualify for the third debate is for candidates to have 130,000 unique donors. With your help, we can get there. Can you chip in $5 today?

19.06.2019 - 17:09 [ theRealNews.com ]

Bernie Sanders’ Vision of Democratic Socialism Makes Both Sides Nervous

Is Bernie Sanders selling socialism? Or is he just making a clear case for a government that actually works for the people? A panel discussion with Norman Solomon and Kamau Franklin, with Jacqueline Luqman as host

15.06.2019 - 14:36 [ Tulsi Gabbard, candidate for President / Twitter ]

We’re officially in! We just got the line up for the first debates in Miami. See you on Wednesday, June 26th as I offer to serve you as president and commander in chief. Remember to donate tulsi.to/debate-donate to help make sure we remain qualified through the third debates!

14.06.2019 - 23:12 [ Bernie Sanders, candidate for President / Twitter ]

I am very proud that 25,000 Iowans have already signed up to volunteer for our campaign. This weekend, we’re hosting our first Iowa barnstorms to tap into our grassroots power. Find an organizing event near you at map.berniesanders.com !

09.06.2019 - 15:44 [ ballotpedia.org ]

Democratic delegate rules, 2020

In 2020, there will be an estimated 4,532 delegates: 3,768 pledged delegates and 764 automatic delegates—more commonly known as superdelegates.[1]

To win the Democratic nomination, a presidential candidate must receive support from a majority of the pledged delegates on the first ballot—an estimated 1,885 pledged delegates. If the convention is contested and goes to a second ballot or more, automatic delegates will be able to vote and a candidate must receive majority support from all delegates—an estimated 2,267 delegates

07.06.2019 - 06:03 [ Iowa Starting Line ]

Bernie Sanders Rolls Out First Round Of Iowa Endorsements

Senator Bernie Sanders is unveiling his first slate of key endorsements from Iowa progressive leaders today. Among them are some local elected officials and party leaders who were first mobilized to activism from Sanders’ previous presidential run, including LULAC State Director Nick Salazar, Dubuque City Councilwoman Kate Larson, and IDP Central Committee Member Emma Schmit.

11.05.2019 - 07:16 [ Telegraph.co.uk ]

Former Cabinet minister Dominic Grieve faces deselection vote next month from Tory activists furious over Brexit

Mr Grieve, the chairman of Parliament’s intelligence watchdog, has been heavily criticised locally for his efforts in the House of Commons to frustrate attempts to take the UK out of the European Union.

Now 66 local activists – more than the 50 required under the party’s rules – have submitted a formal notice calling for a deselection vote at a special general meeting.

30.04.2019 - 11:42 [ theSun.co.uk ]

Theresa May becomes first Tory leader in 185 years to face emergency grassroots vote demanding her resignation

It is the first time in the Conservative Party’s 185 year history that rank and file activists have forced an Emergency General Meeting to discuss the party’s leadership.

29.04.2019 - 08:41 [ Bernie Sanders, US Senator / Twitter ]

The good news is that Trump is getting nervous, corporate America is getting nervous and the Democratic establishment is getting nervous. They’re worried that we’re going to win this thing, and they should be.

20.04.2019 - 11:46 [ DailyMail.co.uk ]

Tories go on STRIKE: Grassroots Conservatives refuse to take part in European election campaign in protest at the delay to Brexit

– Tory councillors in Derbyshire will not canvass for their MEP candidates in May
– The defiance could pave the way for the Brexit Party to beat both main parties
– Other local Conservative groups are expected to rebel amid growing anger

10.04.2019 - 18:33 [ Lucy Harris, Director of @Leavers_Britain, Bropera Singer / Twitter ]

The only way to sustain a strong Pro-Brexit voice is to rely on your own initiative and create strong networks. Keep going everyone. I believe in you :)

10.04.2019 - 18:31 [ Left of Centre Brexit / Twitter ]

Been looking through all the local @Leavers_Britain groups on Twitter. Do follow! @LeaversofB (Bristol), @Cheshire4Brexit, @VoteLeaveCroy (Croydon), @leaversofdorset, @BracknellBrexi1 (East Berks), @Leavers_GtrMcr (Manchester), @LeaversOfKent, @KingstonLeave, @lob_kirklees, cont.

22.02.2019 - 19:13 [ Bernie Sanders / Twitter ]

Our campaign is based upon a very simple principle: Real change never comes from the top on down. It always comes from the bottom on up. When millions of us stand together, there is nothing we cannot accomplish.

07.12.2018 - 15:44 [ EHA News ‏/ Twitter ]

French police detained peacefully protesting students and treated them like criminals #France #GiletsJaunes #YellowVests #MacronDemission

05.12.2018 - 15:51 [ Spiked ]

Why the left can’t lead the yellow vests

It is telling that when the protests were organised, they bypassed France’s organised left entirely, eschewing not just the political parties, but the trade unions, too. The reaction of some on the left suggests they were right to.

15.05.2018 - 11:20 [ Cynthia Nixon for New York / Facebook ]

I’m so honored to receive the endorsement of Our Revolution! Here’s why this is such a big deal:

The inspiring and hardworking activists and grassroots organizers of Our Revolution are at the heart of the progressive movement in this country, working with leaders to address a rigged political system and growing economic inequality. Now, together, we’re bringing the political revolution to New York, and I’m proud to join them in the fight to create a more *democratic* Democratic Party!