How Broadband Gaps Effect Rural America

How Broadband Gaps Effect Rural America

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If you’re wondering what exactly net neutrality is and how it will affect your monthly bill, a quick rundown: Net neutrality refers to the principle that internet service providers (ISPs) must treat all digital content equally, whatever it is and wherever it’s hosted. So broadband companies such as AT&T and Comcast can’t provide faster loading of one website over another, and they also can’t charge users more to view certain material—like, say, streaming movies. This is what’s known as the open Internet. This short video from the Vox provides a quick understanding of the issue. (more…)
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How Net Neutrality Could Affect You

How Net Neutrality Could Affect You

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 If you’re wondering what exactly net neutrality is and how it will affect your monthly bill, a quick rundown: Net neutrality refers to the principle that internet service providers (ISPs) must treat all digital content equally, whatever it is and wherever it’s hosted. So broadband companies such as AT&T and Comcast can’t provide faster loading of one website over another, and they also can’t charge users more to view certain material—like, say, streaming movies. This is what’s known as the open Internet. This short video from the BBC provides a quick understanding of the issue. (more…)
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The Secret to Progressive Change in America

The Secret to Progressive Change in America

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    [ssba-buttons] Conservative strategists know a secret. They’ve been using this secret for the last 40 years to frame their issues, grow their base, and fundamentally change America's political landscape.  This one secret has helped them effectively win campaigns, control state legislatures, and dominate our national politics. During this same time ~ worker protections have vanished, wealth inequality has skyrocketed, environmental challenges have worsened, and the American dream has slipped out of reach for many. This video explains how the progressive movement can use this same secret to help chart a course for an America that works for us all. (more…)
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Here’s Why America Needs a Raise

Here’s Why America Needs a Raise

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 Full-time workers shouldn't have to live in poverty. Americans overwhelmingly support an increase in the minimum wage, even when that minimum has been increased in prior years. This is because average Americans understand that the current minimum wage is too low to keep families out of poverty. They also understand that when workers are paid a very low wage, that taxpayers make up the difference in social programs like Medicaid and CHIP. (more…)
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The Real Problem with Money in Politics

The Real Problem with Money in Politics

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 In an impromptu response, Martin Sheen clearly and artfully explains what the true cost of money's corrosive influence on our political system is. Congress is more corrupt than it's ever been, and the American people are more fed up with corruption than they've ever seen.  (more…)
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Wealth Inequality in America

Wealth Inequality in America

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 A short video on the distribution of wealth in America, highlighting both the inequality and the difference between our perception of inequality and the actual numbers. The reality is often not what we think it is. (more…)
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RFK on Gross National Product (GNP)

RFK on Gross National Product (GNP)

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 Robert Kennedy describes what is and is not include when a country just measures their GDP: Too much and for too long, we seemed to have surrendered personal excellence and community values in the mere accumulation of material things.  Our Gross National Product, now, is over $800 billion dollars a year, but that Gross National Product - if we judge the United States of America by that - that Gross National Product counts air pollution and cigarette advertising, and ambulances to clear our highways of carnage.  (more…)
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Robert Kennedy Ripple of Hope Speech

Robert Kennedy Ripple of Hope Speech

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 In a 1966 speech, at the University of Cape Town, Robert Kennedy spoke on Apartheid in South Africa and linked it to the civil rights movement in the United States.  "It is from numberless diverse acts of courage and belief that human history is shaped. Each time a man stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope, and crossing each other from a million different centers of energy and daring those ripples build a current which can sweep down the mightiest walls of oppression and resistance."His "Ripple of Hope" speech highlights the power of each individual doing small acts on their own part towards creating a common good. [optinform] Help us keep our videos…
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