We want a "peace economy" that creates jobs, invests in our communities, restores and improves public services, saves the environment, and builds the infrastucture. We urge you to sign the petition at www.jobs-not-wars.org that calls for an end to the austerity and militarism that this Congress and Administration seem intent on.
Franklin Roosevelt wanted to run for a third term in 1940, but conservative forces in the Democratic convention (today we would call them Blue Dogs) were muddying the waters. Finally, in this famous letter, Roosevelt reminded the convention that Democrats win when they act like Democrats - liberal, progressive, interested in the middle class and the workers. He even threatened to quit if they didn't change their tune. Democrats today should heed his words.