Issues and Campaigns

  • A Historic End to the 113th Congress Caps a Remarkable Year in Politics

    A Historic End to the 113th Congress Caps a Remarkable Year in Politics

    The final days of the 113th Congress -- coming just day

  • End Corporate Rule

    End Corporate Rule

    Time and again, whether we are seeking sensible healthc

  • End Wars and Occupations

    End Wars and Occupations

    Since 2001, terrorism and instability have increased wh

  • Voter Access Protection/Election Integrity

    Voter Access Protection/Election Integrity

    The U.S. election system is in crisis. Big-money intere

  • End Mass Criminalization

    End Mass Criminalization

    The United States houses 25% of the world's inmates des

  • Equal Rights Amendment

    Equal Rights Amendment

    The ERA 3 State Strategy Issue Team is dedicated to rat

  • Stop Global Warming

    Stop Global Warming

    No issue reveals more clearly the flaws of the U.S. pol

  • Economic and Social Justice

    Economic and Social Justice

    The enormous wealth disparity between the top 1% and th

  • Congressional Progressive Caucus Elects Leadership for 114th Congress

    Congressional Progressive Caucus Elects Leadership for 114th Congress

    Members of the Congressional Progressive Caucus (CPC) c

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Stop Global Warming

End Mass Criminalization

Economic and Social Justice

Stop Bad Free Trade Deals

End Corporate Rule

End Wars and Occupations

Equal Rights Amendment (3 State)

Healthcare Human Right

Congress and Elections

Congressional Progressive Caucus

Voter Access Protection/Election Integrity

Russell welcomes Ben Ptashnik--PDA National Campaign Coordinator and Director of the National Elections Integrity Coalition (NEIC).

Ben is a former Vermont State Senator, and a life-long human rights advocate, environmental activist, and community organizer. As a clean government activist and Chair of the Vermont Public Interest Research Group (VPIRG), Ben organized the Vermont Campaign for Clean Elections in 1994, aimed at driving big money out of politics.

He was elected to the Vermont Senate in 1996, where he served on the Government Operations, Health and Welfare, Agriculture, and Economic development committees. He is focused on stopping climate change, ensuring clean elections, and promoting human rights as PDA Campaign Coordinator.

 

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