5 Issues this Election Should Be About, and One to Drop | Shiv Bhaduri | Scoop.it

by SARA VAN GELDER, Common Dreams


Every election year, the two parties choose the agendas and issues to highlight and ballyhoo. Often it feels as though we citizens have little power to turn the conversation to the issues we want addressed.


But that’s not as true as it seems. Conversations around the water cooler or over the picket fence reverberate through society, amplified by social media that can make all of us into little newscasters. Campaigns like the petition drive launched by the League of Conservation Voters to demand that Jim Lehrer bring up climate change during the presidential debates show additional ways that citizens can set the agenda.


With that said, here are five issues we at YES! believe should be at the center of this election, and one that should be off the table.... [MORE]

Via Margaret Reeve Panahi, Michael Charney