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Monthly Archives: July 2014

LIVE from Detroit: Making smart investments to build progressive power in 2014 & beyond

Excerpt: Good morn­ing from Detroit! Today marks the first day of Net­roots Nation, the ninth annu­al gath­er­ing of pro­gres­sive activists from across the Unit­ed States and beyond, which NPI has been send­ing staff and board mem­bers to for its entire his­to­ry. Three of us are here on NPI’s behalf and com­mit­ted to bring­ing you live cov­er­age […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Elections, Events, Live Coverage
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Vice President Joe Biden to speak at Netroots Nation 2014 in Detroit, Michigan

Excerpt: Orga­niz­ers of Net­roots Nation, Amer­i­ca’s largest annu­al gath­er­ing of pro­gres­sive activists, took the wraps off of a major and wel­come sur­prise this after­noon with the announce­ment that Vice Pres­i­dent Joe Biden would be com­ing to Detroit to speak to the con­ven­tion dur­ing a spe­cial Thurs­day after­noon gen­er­al ses­sion. Land­ing Biden is a big coup for […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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The Declaration of Independence, two hundred and thirty-eight years later

Excerpt: In accor­dance with tra­di­tion, we are post­ing the text of the Dec­la­ra­tion of Inde­pen­dence here on The Cas­ca­dia Advo­cate for your enjoy­ment. The Dec­la­ra­tion was pri­mar­i­ly authored by our third pres­i­dent, Thomas Jef­fer­son, who drew heav­i­ly on the think­ing of Enlight­en­ment philoso­phers such as John Locke to per­sua­sive­ly lay out the case for the inde­pen­dence […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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With I‑1325 in the dustbin, it’s once again time to update Tim Eyman’s Failure Chart

Excerpt: Many years ago, dur­ing Per­ma­nent Defense’s ear­ly years, we launched a resource for jour­nal­ists and cit­i­zens called Tim Eyman’s Fail­ure Chart, which con­tains a list of every ini­tia­tive and ref­er­en­dum Eyman has attempt­ed to qual­i­fy for the bal­lot, along with the year, the num­ber of the mea­sure, and the out­come. The chart was cre­at­ed to […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Elections
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