The Rise of the Progressives

progressive_lightbulb.jpg“Less than three years after his stunning win, Brown lost to Elizabeth Warren, a Democrat who held herself out as a true progressive. Last year, Stan Rosenberg, liberal stalwart from Amherst, sewed up the Senate presidency well over a year in advance of its anticipated vacancy. Meanwhile, political observers have noted a striking fact about this year’s Democratic gubernatorial field: No one is a moderate.” -- Rise of the Progressives

Boston Globe columnist Tom Keane seems to know what matters to progressives throughout the Commonwealth: civil rights, income inequality, protecting the poor and the middle class, the state budget... in fact, it seems as though Keane has seen our Shared Prosperity Agenda!

Keane argues that Massachusetts election results will shift progressive, because progressives have “proven they can manage an economy while at the same time offer up positions on civil rights and the middle class that resonate with voters.”

He notes that when we talk about our values, we win; read the whole thing on the Boston Globe website.

But the column misses one important angle: how the progressive movement is succeeding.

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2nd Annual Policy Conference Recap

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Policy Conference Summaries


Our Second Annual Policy Conference at Worcester State University featured experts, advocates and legislators discussing our shared prosperity agenda priorities in an opening plenary. Read summaries by our members of the day's panels:

Opening Plenary
Video: Senator Elizabeth Warren - Congressman Jim McGovern

Policy Sessions (Morning)
- Jobs - Education - Housing - Healthcare -

Action Sessions (Afternoon)
- Jobs - Education - Housing - Healthcare -

Candidates for Governor Forum


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