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NEWS

They “care” from a distance.

Having spent a few months in Slovakia recently I heard and saw people’s contempt for Ukrainian immigrants. That was before the latest violence. The landlords in SK don’t care about the quality of housing they offer Ukrainians, they are treated with disrespect, they are paid the least in jobs nobody wants. No number of pro-Ukraine rallies will undo the intolerance and contempt that Ukrainian immigrants have been experiencing. I know this is not unique to Slovakia. Looking down at everybody who comes from a relatively disadvantaged country is common throughout Europe. There’s a hierarchy in xenophobia.

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Progressive Institutions That Don’t Sell Out

“Arizona is the home state for Catch Fire Movement– a grassroots-supported organization I co-founded after my 2020 congressional race. Since January 2021, we have been meeting on an almost weekly basis with other Arizona progressives to organize activities that we hoped would compel Senators Sinema and Kelly to vote to end the Senate filibuster– a single most critical obstacle to major progressive reforms.”

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Behind the Grassroots Push to Get EMILY’s List and HRC to Cut Ties with Sinema

As for EMILY’s List, the challenge over its support for Sinema and the filibuster is “a great opportunity for [the organization] to change their ways and to show us that their true interest is not to protect the corporate neoliberal status quo,” said Eva Putzova, the founder of Catch Fire Movement, a progressive movement-building organization. Putzova, who helped coordinate the EMILY’s List letter, is a former Flagstaff City Council member and candidate for Congress. In the meantime, she said, “we invite donors to consider organizations that may be smaller,” but that are actually committed to democratic ideals.

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