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Imagine a coalition unifying Black Lives Matter, LGBT equality, and the fight for a living wage.

by Ian Reifowitz, Daily Kos, 4/5/15

When different progressive movements stick together, everybody wins.
Silos are dangerous. I’m not talking about the kind that house nuclear missiles, but rather the metaphorical kind, the kind that divide people who could and should be working together toward a shared goal. Too often, progressives have found themselves divided into these kinds of silos, for example, with women—themselves typically divided by race and ethnicity—fighting for gender equality, LGBT folks fighting for gay rights, unions and workers fighting for labor rights, and on and on.

To some degree, these divisions are understandable. Part of the way a marginalized group empowers itself is by creating a movement in which its members play a predominant role. At the end of the day, however, the goal of a political movement ought not to be solely or even primarily to help those who actively participate to feel empowered—as important as that is— but rather to achieve specific policy or other concrete aims that improve the lives of all those whom the movement represents. The movement must be a means to an end, not an end unto itself. Achieving those ends requires marshaling as much support as possible, and that means each group must break out of its silo and support one another’s causes….

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SEPA Blogger Central

These local progressive bloggers are featured here regularly:

* Lawrence Davidson (see also To the Point Analyses and Facebook)
* John Grant (see also This Can’t Be Happening)
* Lisa Longo (see also Lisa Longo
* John Mason (see also The Mason Missile)
* Nathaniel Smith (see also Politics: A View from West Chester)

To see their writings on this site, click on their names above or in Categories (right sidebar). If you would like to suggest a blogger to join us, whether blogging at an extant site or yet without a site, please contact us.

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Progressives’ recommendations for Nov. 6

ProgressiveBallot.org, powered by MoveOn, shows progressives’ recommendations for our various districts. To find their recommendations for you, click here and enter your info.

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