I Hear America Mourning

“There is nothing more tragic than to find an individual bogged down in the length of life, devoid of breadth.” – Martin Luther King, Jr “Besides, They’ll see how beautiful I am And be ashamed— I, too, am America.” – Langston Hughes I Hear America Mourning For their dark brother Floyd murdered knee in the …

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Progressive Compass Volume 2, Issue 6

What’s New Real Progressives is always progressing. Here’s what’s new for us lately and what we’re working on. Real Progressives Endorses Lacy Watson! Although news outlets in West Virginia “inexplicably” failed to report his historic nomination, Real Progressives is proud to endorse Lacy Watson (D), the first African-American candidate for West Virginia’s 3rd Congressional District. …

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Disband The Police

As you can see, there’s a lot of work to be done.  Laws to change, customs to break, people to hire for jobs that will help heal our community instead of harm it.  The first thing to do is to defund or even disband your local police.  From there, we may begin to build stronger, more cohesive communities. 

Peace Is Not the Result of Violent Repression

Pain is an essential function that calls attention to a problem; the worse the problem, the worse it hurts. As this pain deepens and becomes more consequential in the wake of George Floyd’s murder, demands for peace and order directed at demonstrators are clearly made in bad faith. The underlying condition must be addressed before it will stop causing pain – without justice, there can be no peace.

Lacy Watson Wins Historic Race in WV’s 3rd District

Although news outlets in West Virginia “inexplicably” failed to report his historic nomination as the first African-American for West Virginia’s 3rd District for Congress, Real Progress in Action is proud to endorse Lacy Watson (D). Lacy is greatly recognized for his work in the community as well as social justice initiatives across the state. Watson, …

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Finance Plans to Profit Off the Pandemic – How We Can Stop Them

Each month, Real Progressives and Real Progress in Action host a call with a guest speaker who gives a presentation and takes questions. Our May National Outreach Call featured Emma Caterine, a consumer attorney, board member of Modern Money Network, and member of Democratic Socialists of America. She presented an overview of the financial industry’s …

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