A Newer, Brighter Movement

A Newer, Brighter Movement

In the past year, this country has been hit by the worst pandemic since the Spanish Flu, the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression, and the largest protest uprising in American history. Tens of millions of Americans lost their jobs, their employer-based health care, their small businesses, their savings, and millions more could lose their homes when the eviction moratorium expires in July. Just like we did during the Great Recession in 2008,

Americans entrusted the Democrats with the House, Senate, and White House. And just like they did after 2008, the Democrats have rewarded billionaires and banks while going back on all of their promises to working people. Biden ran on a $15 minimum wage, cancelling $10,000 in student debt, paid sick leave, a public option, and more. He’s abandoned all of them. Instead he’s bombed Iraq and Syria, made Trump’s tax cuts largely permanent, worked to finish the wall, and kept refugee children in cages.

That we could live through a time of such unprecedented suffering without getting any structural policy change — not even a single progressive policy priority — speaks to how corrupt and dysfunctional both parties are. It speaks to the immense need for our work. 

Democrats in Washington spend every waking moment telling us that Republicans are the ones standing between us and our health care, child care, and good-paying jobs. But in truth, Democrats answer to the same big corporations and have just as little interest in standing for working people. Even the progressives in the Democratic Party won’t leverage their power to fulfill their campaign promises and deliver Medicare for all, a $15 minimum wage, or even a public option. Nor will they call their millions of social media followers into the streets to pressure establishment Democrats on the issues, despite telling us to organize.
That’s why we’re building a major new People’s Party free of corporate money and influence. A party that fights to make health care, pre-K, college, a guaranteed income, and a good-paying job basic human rights. A party that frees Americans from war, mass incarceration, and monopolies. Building a party takes a great deal of time and resources, and being free of Wall Street influence means that we count on you for support. Please contribute to power our work today. If you can, check the box and make it monthly so we know we can count on it going forward. In other news, I’m proud to share that we’re making a few changes to our emails as we grow. Along with me, you’ll be hearing from new voices in our movement, including our National Media and Messaging Coordinator Emma Sron, our Development Manager Lisa Ring, and our Candidates Director Zeynab Day. We’ll be sending more frequent updates on current events and party developments. We’ve also switched to a new email platform to best support our needs as we build out state parties across the country.
Whether you’ve been with us for four years or you’re just joining, thanks for being a part of this movement. Watching it come together has made me more optimistic than ever that we will transform this country and better millions of lives. Click here to volunteer with us nationally or in your state and we’ll be in touch. Looking forward to great things together!
With heart,  
Nick Brana
National Coordinator People’s Party
LA’s $700,000 Homeless Housing Now Costs More Than Some Luxury Condos

LA’s $700,000 Homeless Housing Now Costs More Than Some Luxury Condos

By Joel Grover and Josh Davis • Published September 8, 2020 • Updated on September 9, 2020 at 1:58 pm
The price tag for some of Los Angeles’ housing for the homeless is expected to hit a whopping $746,000 per unit, far more than the cost of building some luxury high rise condos in downtown.

That’s according to an audit to be released Wednesday morning by Los Angeles City Controller Ron Galperin, which was obtained by the NBC4 I-Team.

“It is not acceptable to me, nor should it be acceptable to any of the people of Los Angeles,” Galperin told NBC4.

Three Years And Zero Homeless Housing Units Later, LA’s Auditor Looks At Prop HHH Money

By LAist Staff

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Homeless encampments in Koreatown, photographed June 29, 2019. (James Bernal for LAist)

The city of Los Angeles is spending more taxpayer money than expected to build fewer apartments for the homeless. That’s the conclusion of a new audit of Proposition HHH, the 2016 bond measure that was intended to fund 10,000 new units of supportive housing for people experiencing homelessness.

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A New Way to think about Policing

Reforming the Police State, Stop Armed Traffic Stops!

Democratic lawmakers unveiled legislation on Monday to reform national law enforcement policies and create more accountability for police. The bill was introduced amid nationwide demonstrations protesting police brutality and demanding justice for George Floyd. 

The bill, known as The Justice in Policing Act of 2020, was principally drafted by Black Caucus Chair, Rep. Karen Bass (D-CA), Sens. Cory Booker (D-NJ) and Kamala Harris (D-CA), and House Judiciary Committee Chair, Rep. Jerry Nadler (D-NY). It also has at least 200 co-sponsors in the House and Senate. 

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Opinion: A 22-Point Plan to Deal With LA’s Homelessness Situation

Opinion: A 22-Point Plan to Deal With LA’s Homelessness Situation

By Jeff Hall

People are freaking out about the homelessness issue – and with good reason. The sidewalk camps are everywhere, trash abounds, the public health risks are real. Many homeless individuals suffer huge mental health issues, are addicted to drugs or alcohol and have been known to become violent, harass pedestrians or start fires. Our homeless brothers and sisters are in a trap. Let’s help them escape.  

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