When PBIN first started, resistance was one of our most important objectives. For over two years, PBIN has provided a weekly call to action (sometimes in multiples) urging our members to contact our elected representatives and make our voices heard.
Starting in 2017, we undertook a concerted “get out the vote” effort, which is now represented by our signature program, the Neighbor Network for Good Government. Learn more here
With two Republican senators and a Republican-controlled State Legislature, we understand if you feel some resistance fatigue. And we know that our Democrat U.S. House representatives often find their progressive policies frustrated by the Republican-controlled Senate.
Notwithstanding, we will continue to provide our calls to action—it is our right and our responsibility to make our voices heard! And we all know that the single most important thing we can do to change the direction in which our country is headed is to VOTE, VOTE, VOTE!
But if we agree that Trump did not create our bitter, broken politics and that his rise is its most visible symptom, then what do we really want for the future of our country? As we get ready for the 2020 general election, PBIN wants to explore what our country can look like if we retake the White House, retain control of the House and even gain control of the Senate.
To that end, we plan to present a new take on the Federalist papers—we call it “Vision 2020 and Beyond—Discussion of the Month.” Starting in June, we will pick a policy topic (including positions taken by candidates for the Democrat presidential nomination—although not all 20+of them!) with basic “talking points,” different points of view and links so you can go deeper in understanding the issue.
PBIN wants to stimulate constructive, lively and thought-provoking conversations that matter about the policies and issues that are important to a progressive agenda and so we can share our individual and collective visions for our country!
Some of the upcoming discussion topics will include progressive capitalism, Medicare for All and immigration. We want to hear from you about what issues you would like us to feature. We welcome your thoughts!
Yours in Solidarity