The Progressive Mission: We Must Move Beyond the Political Status Quo
We are in a time of political transition, but are we in a time of political change? Will we see America’s array of serious social problems addressed in a meaningful way?
These are the essential political questions of our time.
America is a society rife with endemic problems. There’s immense wealth inequality. Education and health care are excellent for the 1 percent. For the rest, they’re underfunded and overpriced. These essential human services have become debt traps. That’s to say nothing of the cost of housing.
Our justice system is so imbalanced and fundamentally racist as to be a misnomer.
We seem incapable of even stalling our use of fossil fuels, as we rapidly burn ourselves off the planet.
There is no doubt that on all of these issues and many more, we need fundamental change. Of course, the Republican Party has been worse than the mainstream of the Democratic Party on all of these matters – but it’s equally true that mainstream Democrats have, at best, offered band-aids. They only hold out the prospect of more humane management of an unfair society.
Only the progressive left works for the changes necessary to build the just, inclusive society that we all want and need. PDA fights for this change on every front.
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