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Justin Vest
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Building power below the Mason-Dixon to dismantle systemic oppression.
Building power below the Mason-Dixon to dismantle systemic oppression.

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This is the kind of transactional politics that will do little to address the real concerns of rural voters and less to convince them they have allies in Congress. We absolutely must organize rural areas, but in a way that builds relationships with rural residents instead of just showing up and hoping that translates into votes.

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We have to stop giving people a pass just because they're registered Democrats. I'm excited to be part of this effort to build power for progressive movement politics in Maryland.

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Over 1000 progressive activists were in DC to mark 100 days of resistance.

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Every social worker should be an advocate for science. #MarchForScience

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Rural areas have long been ignored when it comes to progressive political organizing. But we must overcome the challenges of rural organizing to change the balance of power and truly address community needs. 

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“Did we fail? Yes and no. Yes, because the whole purpose of us organizing beforehand was to prevent this bill from happening. So yes, technically, we did fail. He signed it. We pushed him, and he signed it anyway. No, because out of that came a spotlight on Mississippi, and especially on LGBT Mississippians and how we're organizing here.”

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We finished the legislative session this week with a string of progressive victories.

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