Minimum Wage

Millions of Americans are working for totally inadequate wages. We must ensure that no full-time worker lives in poverty. The current federal minimum wage is starvation pay and must become a living wage. We must increase it to $15 an hour over the next several years. We must also establish equal pay for women. It’s […]

McCormick urging Democrats to pursue progressive agenda

Lisa McCormick is asking Democrats in Congress to sign on to eight bills that define a better future for America and show the nation what life could be like with a progressive majority running things instead of the greedy and corrupt cartel of billionaires who are driving the Republican agenda. McCormick said every Democrat in Congress […]

McCormick says Republican racial bias behind immigration legislation

Two Republican senators who want to slash legal U.S. immigration are simply trying to preserve a racial balance that keeps white people in the majority, according to a top New Jersey Democrat, who argued that voters should punish such overt racism and not allow the GOP to benefit from such tactics. Republican Senators David Perdue […]

Questions and Answers

We have responded to a number of surveys and interviews. Here are the answers we gave progressive organizations: Progressive Change Committee JOBS & UNIONS, SOCIAL INSURANCE Do you support a major public investment in infrastructure jobs — of at least $1 trillion over 5 years as called for in a U.S. Senate bill supported by […]

Women’s Rights

Despite major advances in civil and political rights, our country still has a long way to go in addressing the issue of gender inequality. Many of the achievements that have been made for women’s rights in the 20th century have been under attack by the Republican party — denying women control over their own bodies, […]

Affordable Housing

While the housing market has improved since the worst days of the housing meltdown and recession, millions of Americans remain underwater with their mortgages and millions more can’t get a loan to buy a house. On the rental side, more than 7 million households lack access to adequate affordable housing, with many facing a daily […]

Income and Wealth Inequality

Today, we live in the richest country in the history of the world, but that reality means little because much of that wealth is controlled by a tiny handful of individuals. The issue of wealth and income inequality is the great moral issue of our time, it is the great economic issue of our time, […]

Lisa McCormick says abortion is a human right

New Jersey Democrat Lisa McCormick says access to birth control and the right to choose abortion to end unwanted pregnancies are human rights that go the the heart of women’s equality. “It is critical that people understand the stakes involved with questions that are fundamental to the values American cherish because sometimes uninformed, emotional arguments […]

Americans agree with Lisa McCormick on the issues.

1. Americans want big money out of politics. While candidates benefit from a corrupt campaign contribution system and greedy donors gain from this legal form of bribery, Americans want to see campaign finance reform become a reality. People should matter in politics more than the money a few rich people and corporations spend to buy […]

America needs a raise

The current federal minimum wage is totally inadequate. Workers cannot make it by on $7, $10 or $12 an hour.  We must ensure that no full-time worker in our modern society receives starvation pay and must therefore, increase our minimum wage to $15 an hour and make it a living wage.  A job must lift […]