Last week, nine members of Congress, their staff and 200 activists gathered to address the present crisis in US democracy: voter suppression and the manipulation of elections. Now, they are planning to hold hearings across the nation aimed at giving voice to citizens who were not allowed to vote in the 2016 presidential primaries.
A US district judge has rescinded federal regulators' determination that "material financial distress" at MetLife could pose a threat to the US economy. While the government appeals and liberals wring their hands, other financial giants are rushing to take advantage of the ruling.
As student organizers, we can stigmatize the fossil fuel industry by mobilizing students. But making changes on campus is not enough; we need to participate in local fights against fossil fuel companies to strengthen our campaigns.