Everybody’s talking about the individual mandate and health care exchanges – but Ezra Klein on Wonkblog outlines the other huge change that could dramatically improve healthcare in the US: The Affordable Care Act is mostly known for its mandate to expand health insurance to 30 million more Americans within a decade. That’s the side of … Continued
Category: Election 2012
On Tuesday night, MYD joined many politically minded folks for a multi-partisan Super Tuesday watch party hosted by the New American Tavern at the Village Pourhouse. The New American Tavern is a movement designed to reintegrate political discussion, learning and civic engagement into the social and cultural fabric of American life. With the GOP primaries at center … Continued
Back in January the Manhattan Young Democrats joined with other Young Dem groups in the region to denounce the proposed redistricting maps and urge Governor Cuomo to veto the lines. We applaud Governor Cuomo for stating publicly he will veto these proposed district lines, and it is our hope that he will keep to this … Continued
As gay rights groups push to have marriage equality included in the 2012 Democratic Party platform, they are getting support from a prominent figure: House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi. According to her spokesperson, Pelosi supports the language put forth by Freedom to Marry, which reads as follows: We support the full inclusion of all families … Continued
There are two interesting articles out today that point to a positive trend for President Obama’s reelection campaign. First, the Washington Post’s Chris Cillizza reports that the President’s support among his base remains as stong as any recent President seeking reelection. Although African Americans remain the base group most broadly supportive of Obama, liberals and … Continued
Voter disenfranchisement once again appears to be a pivotal party platform of the naysayer party. via RolllingStone.com Republicans have long tried to drive Democratic voters away from the polls. “I don’t want everybody to vote,” the influential conservative activist Paul Weyrich told a gathering of evangelical leaders in 1980. “As a matter of fact, our … Continued
At Barack Obama’s NYC fundraiser this week, supporters paid a minimum of $1,250 for a ticket to a gala dinner with the President. But you have the chance to see the Commander-in-Chief for free, but also Whoopi Goldberg and the cast of Sister Act on Broadway. Here are the event details: Who: President Barack Obama What: … Continued
It’s actually kind of painful to watch. Too bad we have to cut history and civics from education so we can keep taxes low. If only we had some way of knowing which were more important to society.
The 2012 Presidential campaign begins today.