In case you’re new here, it should be apparent to you (my friends, family, and strangers who read my opinions online) that I am incredibly passionate about making progressive change. This includes dismantling systemic racism and other forms of bigotry and discrimination, transforming our economy away from one with such…


In my previous articles, I’ve underscored underlying wage inequality and wealth inequality and how its disproportionately affected communities of color and members of the LGBTQ+ community. There are several strategies we can and should execute to expand safety net programs and lift to reduce this inequality. …


I love being Jewish. I love that I grew up in a Jewish community that taught me values of compassion and caring for others. As a queer kid, I never worried that my religion would reject me for being my true and authentic self. …


Last week, President Biden introduced an outline for his next major legislative priority — infrastructure. According to the White House’s fact sheet, this package will allocate federal dollars towards projects related to transportation, energy, manufacturing, research and development, schools, housing, internet, and care infrastructure. All in all, this plan would…


Municipal governments across the country are taking initiative and launching new first responder alternative programs separate from the police as a means of better serving their communities and reducing police violence and the racial disparities in our criminal legal system. Broward County should meet the moment and join them. We…


Samuel Sinyangwe recently released a report with his team at Mapping Police Violence assessing and analyzing data on the 1,127 police killings in 2020. This report’s findings can provide important guidelines to communities on how to bring police killings as close to zero as possible. According to Sinyangwe’s findings, most…


The U.S. Senate is currently debating passing President Biden’s American Rescue Plan, a legislative package designed to provide funding for vaccinations, public health resources, state and local aid, and economic assistance. While the plan is imperfect, it contains several critical priorities that will reduce poverty, food insecurity, and healthcare insecurity…


After a decade of grassroots organizing in the Fight for $15, Congressional Democrats are introducing a bill to raise the minimum wage to $15 by 2025 and indexing it the median wage. This a tremendous victory for the 32 million minimum wage workers and movement leaders who have fought so…


Americans are weary from the suffering of covid-19 and the economic fallout. Climate change will be far worse, and it has already begun. According to the WHO, climate change is already causing greater than 150,000 premature deaths annually, and that’s without calculating deaths from wars brought on by climate-induced droughts


While in the Democratic primary, Joe Biden ran as the moderate, electable choice, his platform was more progressive than Barack Obama’s or Hillary Clinton’s. When he won the nomination, he formed a Unity Task Force with advisors to Bernie Sanders’ campaign to develop a platform that was even more progressive…

Jesse Rubens

Progressive Organizer, Policy Writer, Political Scientist

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