Guest submission by Maya Henry
America has always prided itself on the freedom it offers citizens. Freedom of speech enables political discourse, freedom of the press allows the People to lift the veil covering the Politicians, and freedom of protest has served as a microphone for the oppressed. Freedom of choice, too, is a long-touted aspect Americans relish. At the grocery store, there are multiple types of chocolate chips, chunks, and bars. At the post office, countless stamp designs. In the education system, district, charter, and private options.
Such freedom of choice ideally enables Americans to consider multiple aspects of…
Done Waiting has officially voted to endorse Senator Nina Turner.
Partnering directly with the Turner campaign, Done Waiting will utilize its people-powered army of over 400 volunteer interns to make over ten thousand phone calls for Senator Nina Turner per week.
Turner is the second congressional candidate to be endorsed since Done Waiting launched in September. Turner is running to represent Ohio’s 11th Congressional District after Marcia Fudge was appointed as the United States Secretary of Housing and Urban Development. Done Waiting will be supporting Turner’s campaign through the disruptive power of our youth-led phone bankers.
Done Waiting is a disruptive army of young people fighting to elect progressives and bend the establishment to the will of the people. For more information or press inquiries please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 609–577–8160
Guest submission by Nico Fischer
Coronavirus has devastated communities around the United States. Nearly 500,000 people have died, and millions have fallen into unemployment while small-businesses close at record numbers. Communities of color are some of the hardest hit. African-Americans are almost 3 times more likely to contract COVID-19. Despite the clear and devastating consequences of this pandemic, the American government has been slow to react.
One of the last major events to cause mass casualties in the United States was the 9/11 terrorist attack. This attack led to around 3,000 people killed in a single day. The US government…
Guest submission by Exavier Wells
“Radical Urban Eco-Geography’’— a way to change the nature of cities so they work for all people and the environment. By 2050 almost 70% of the earth’s inhabitants will live in an urban setting, which could potentially create a worrying outcome. The world’s urban centers are already hotbeds of poverty, injustice, and pollution (2/3 of all carbon emissions are from cities); these are trends that will only increase with more people being added to the mix. These darker sides of modern urbanization are not remotely the fault of mere citizens though, the injustices contained within…
Guest Submission by Exavier Wells
The importance of climate solutions such as diverting the assets and production capacity of all fossil-fuel companies away from oil, coal, and gas towards clean energy should not be understated, but there must also be a marshaling of the entire world’s resources in order to build a universal green energy collection and distribution system. The world currently gets less than 30% of its total energy from renewable sources, and climate scientists warn that we need to transition to a 100% renewable system within 7 years. The only solution left is to adopt radical and wholly…
By Andrew Green
I recently had the privilege of meeting with Green Party co-founder and 2020 presidential candidate Howie Hawkins on behalf of Done Waiting. Our discussion on green activism and the Party itself took us in many directions, ranging from the nascent Movement for A People’s Party to critiques of the Biden administration. The transcript below has been edited for brevity and clarity.
Andrew Okay, so just starting off, what would you say, is your pitch for ecosocialism? Why should Americans embrace ecosocialism as the way forward?
Howie Hawkins Well, a capitalist economy is structured to grow endlessly. And…
Guest Submission by Shyam Arakere
Donald John Trump. The 45th president of the United States of America and arguably the most consequential president was elected without the popular vote. Trump has changed the course of this country, and on January 20th, Joe Biden will be left with the task of uniting a broken nation.
Trump has claimed to be the president of “law and order,” praising law enforcement for violence against Black Lives Matter protesters. Trump has called for heavy criminal prosecutions on activists arrested for peacefully protesting against police brutality. …
By Andrew Green
Change requires changemakers. Advocates, activists, and organizers are the ones who bring issues into the spotlight and work towards solutions. Depending on what is being fought for, there are manifold means of orchestrating this work; some organizations solicit donations from deep-pocketed corporate donors, while others avail people power, typically through grassroots organizing and the gathering of small-dollar donations. For activist groups of the latter persuasion, integrity abounds, but roadblocks are plentiful.
By Andrew Green
The ongoing pandemic has been disastrous for America. Not only has Covid-19 brought about a staggering number of deaths, it has also, when combined with governmental inaction, brought the nation to a state of dire precarity; as of early August, between 29 and 43 percent of renter households are projected to be at risk of eviction by the end of 2020. Combined with this housing insecurity, Americans are struggling to feed themselves. Some states have seen food pantry requests increase by 2000% of what they were prior to the pandemic. …
December 1, 2020 (MICHIGAN) — Like every political advocate eager to shift the next wave of legislative power, Done Waiting has Georgia on our mind.
The two runoff senatorial races will determine whether Democrats or Republicans hold majority power in the senate, and whether Senator Mitch McConnell will be forced to relinquish his conservative grasp on all legislative powers. Done Waiting realizes that all democratic and progressive hands are on deck to incentivize Georgia voters to vote like the future of our democracy depends on it.
Done Waiting is mobilizing our army of over three hundred volunteers to make tens…