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What's the list of principles or the platform of a Progressive today?


!Progressive Refuge As somebody who didn't care about politics more than who won the #POTUS till when Clinton was first running, and was a "dickish" republican till Bush Jr. was running, and was an apathetic unaffiliated till Obama ran, and now think I'm a #Liberal (aka: #Progressive?) #Democrat, I am wondering what it is to be a "Progressive Democrat".

I caution folks about TWT since it is pretty far left where most Americans are not.

well no @Shelenn Ayres - Americans are far more left than most know on policy

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Washington Post article on the popularity of so-called 'far left' ideas Memo to Democrats: A progressive economic agenda is popular

The difference is, most Americans want someone who is pragmatic, experienced, has a solid track record, and a plan to get these things done. That puts most Americans left of center not far left. That is why Hillary got 4 million more votes than Sanders and why she got 3 million more votes than Trump. That is also why Democrats took the House back up through the middle - not from far left blue states. Focus on the common goals and representation for EVERYONE... not 12% of Sanders supporters who voted for Trump. We've moved beyond and elected women and LGBTQ candidates in record numbers and started turning red states purple. That does not happen by being purist leftist extremists. Pragmatic progressives are the majority of the Democratic voter base and the vast majority are women of color and the LGBTQ community - that Sanders does not care about with his focus on white poor only. #OnwardTogether There can be no economic justice without social justice.
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As for the list, it is reflected in the 2016 Democratic Party Platform that all Democrats are working together towards. Sanders is not a Democrat and not working towards our platform. A new platform will not be voted on until 2020 when the nominee is selected by Democrats. https://democrats.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/2016_DNC_Platform.pdf

But wouldn't that just be the Democrat's platform and not the goals of Progressives? Unless you are saying that a Progressive is a synonym for Democrat; a distinction without a difference.

It is a combined platform all agreed to (voted on) including progressives. Most Democrats are progressives - some are ideological while others are pragmatic.

Every four years, the party platform is built from the primary campaign platforms. In 2016, the DNC took the approach for the first time to allow voter inputs directly into the party platform so they were negotiated by the voters - three things on the platform were not included in any candidate's campaign platform: specific human rights of Native Americans, the LGBTQ community, and the working disabled. it became the most progressive platform in the history of the party (which is actually the oldest political party).

Four million more voters supported Hillary Clinton's platform and plans in the primaries. Line for line (I charted this at the start of the primaries before I chose my candidate.), Bernie's ideas and Hillary's ideas were 95% the same. Both are progressive but their approaches slightly differ. His was all ideas and hers had actually how to get there plans with a proven track record. That's why she won.... show more
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btw Michael, I am still unable to connect with you via Friendica.

Oy vey! That's weird. I'm having trouble with another invite from some other server that isn't yours. Maybe I'm doing something wrong? His came out of the blue and no matter how many times I clicked approve, it would "Failed to communicate with the server". Yesterday I wrote to him directly about the problem and today I discarded the invite.

Let's both remove each other as personal friends, then 24 hours later try re-adding each other. I'll make the initiation after I see you not in my list.

Interesting contributor ;) I've removed you from the contact list. Please re-add and I will again in a couple of days try to send a private message.

For some reason, your profile has never shown me the connect button. Attached is a screenshot of your profile on my machine and a randomly chosen other user on your server.

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I can see your connect button but if I connect and send a private message I am told there is a security issue with your node. I suspect something is different config wise. I know this node has most of the current release candidate under test. So my suggestion would be to connect with our node admin @Adam Clark

I think we may have discovered a bug. I wonder if I'm the only person running two Friendica sites on one IP address? I thought it might have been the RINO settings for secure sites was disabled, but changing that had no effect. When I tried to look at your profile via the other URL it was showing the icon for this account. I'll go on git to see what they say. I'm pretty sure the trouble started after making the second virtual server on this machine.

I'm on git with an issue and people are trying to see what's wrong, but all tests on my system are good so far. It's strange that other members on social.isurf.ca have their "Connect" button showing when I look at them. One time I had a computer stall that made the timing of a click select superblock on myself. I couldn't see my own posts and didn't know what I clicked. =)) Is it possible I'm regular-blocked in your settings or my server is blocked?

Yesterday night I sent a message to Adam Clark linking this post and the Issue on Git. This morning when I woke up I had an "Invitation" waiting from you. I clicked approve and it went through fine. I don't know if Adam did something or not.

PM is working now :)

Hiya! I see you found out how to connect with this community. Good job! On my G+ profile there is a pinned post that has links to quick tips on how to do most of what is in the new member page you mentioned to get started finding other users, community forums, etc. I hope it is helpful and welcome!

I have not seen anything regarding takeout imports into the Fediverse as of yet. But the person to ask is @Doc Edward Morbius I do know it is possible to use your google takeout to move the data to a blog or site. Set an RSS for the blog or site then add the RSS as a contact in Friendica. Then anything posted will appear in your network via RSS.
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