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2014 NPA Electoral Offensive

This is the first in a series of posts profiling independent and alt-party candidates who have endorsed the Unified Platform and are seeking office this fall. The NPA has given an unusual early and full endorsement to Kenneth Kendrick, running for TX Commissioner of Agriculture.

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2013 Annual Report

The New Progressive Alliance (NPA) continued to expand our organizational outreach and are now allied with eighteen other national and international organizations including 350, America Changes Today, Antemedius, Corporate Reform Coalition, Global Campaign for Climate Action (Tck Tck Tck), Green Party of Washington State, Move to Amend, North Carolina Independents,  Old Elm Tree, Peaceful Uprising, Peoples’ Truck, Popular Resistance, Qualiatica Press, Radicals’ Clothing, Rootstrikers, Take Back America for the People, Tar Sand Actions,  and We Are the Democracy. (see http://newprogs.org/our-allies)

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2012 Annual Report

The New Progressive Alliance (NPA) continued to expand our organizational outreach and are now allied with thirteen other national and international organizations including 350, America Changes Today, Antemedius, Corporate Reform Coalition, Global Campaign for Climate Action (Tck Tck Tck), Move to Amend, North Carolina Independents, Occupy Washington, DC; Old Elm Tree, Peaceful Uprising, Rootstrikers, Tar Sand Actions, and We Are the Democracy. (see http://newprogs.org/our-allies)

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2011 Annual Report

Since the NPA’s founding [1] the 2010 strategy has evolved further:

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2010 Annual Report

The New Progressive Alliance (NPA) is a grassroots organization founded in 2010, entirely online, in response to the Democratic Party’s complete and final forsaking of its role as the leading voice for Progressive ideals and reform in America.

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NPA Charter and Bylaws

New Progressive Alliance Charter and By-Laws

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Electoral Activism on the Radical Left by Sondra Miller

A recent article in Jacobin magazine mentions “the new vision of electoral activism on the radical left that began with Kshama Sawant’s election to Seattle City Council”. And while the number and awareness of third Parties and candidates such as the Green Party and the Socialist Alternative has grown somewhat in the past few years, there are still large areas of the United States where no Independent or third Party candidates are on the ballot for the fall elections.

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Lessons from the 2010 Democratic Defeat

In 2008 the democrats scored a huge victory. The last time the republicans had such a sweep of the legislative and executive branch was prior to World War I. Not World War II - World War I! And yet it all changed in 2010 after two years of democrats pretending they were helpless before the republican minority. What happened and what can we learn?

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Corporate Overreach

            A disturbing trend is that both nationally and worldwide corporations are taxed less, able to move money outside the country where it is made, less subject to laws, less subject to disclosure, and dramatically contributing towards an unequal society. Both major parties eagerly contribute to this.  The Supreme Court in a series of decisions without legal precedent - such as the 2010 Citizens United case, McCutcheon, Hobby Lobby and others – also speed this disastrous approach.  

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Our Crumbling Infrastructure

The basis for our economy and prosperity is our infrastructure. It is one of the ten planks of the Unified Platform. In the eighteenth and early nineteenth century wealth could not be massively accrued by individuals or corporations without a strong national infrastructure. Unfortunately with outsourcing and out of country tax havens, that is no longer true.  The tragedy of our declining educational system, internet, power grid, roads, and bridges will take years to correct and we are already far behind other countries.

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