In November, I’d love to vote for the Progressive Party, but it doesn’t exist.
It’s the party that the Occupy Movement could have become had we chosen the democratic process rather than Woodstock.
Political change requires more than an urban campout. It requires a legislative platform instead of “demands,” passionate candidates instead of masked anarchists, and adult communication skills instead of mike-checks.
Just as there are great candidates for progressives to support, like Bernie Sanders or Elizabeth Warren, so there are attainable legislative goals:
• Overturn Citizens United and institute public election financing.
• Regulate banks and mortgage loan industries, …