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OK Not OK: Gambling With Education, NV Rolls the Dice; OK Debates

OK Not OK: Gambling With Education, NV Rolls the Dice; OK Debates
An editorial in The Oklahoman lauding Nevada's new law that authorizes education savings accounts or vouchers for all school children fails to address a serious argument against such a policy.
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Sanders Scores Big in 'Significant' Wisconsin Straw Poll

Sanders Scores Big in 'Significant' Wisconsin Straw Poll
Bernie Sanders scored 41 percent in a straw poll vote at the Wisconsin Democratic Party convention this weekend, with Hillary Clinton winning with 49 percent—a narrower lead than expected and an encouraging sign for the populist candidate who announced his presidential campaign in late April.
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Key Hillary Clinton Staffer to Speak Saturday in Atlantic City

Key Hillary Clinton Staffer to Speak Saturday in Atlantic City
A key Hillary Clinton organizer will be in Atlantic City this weekend to address delegates to the National Federation of Democratic Women at Resorts Casino Saturday night. Adam Parkhomenko was co-founder (with Allida Black) of Ready for Hillary PAC, which spent the two years since Clinton left the State Department collecting donations and emails by the millions and building a social media presence. With the campaign now official, he has the title of Director of Grassroots Engagement.
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Bernie Sanders Gets Huge Turnout for Minneapolis Town Hall Meeting

Bernie Sanders Gets Huge Turnout for Minneapolis Town Hall Meeting
The Uptake delivers fresh stream of Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders and local leaders hosts a town hall meeting in Minneapolis to discuss how to get big money out of politics, deal with obscene wealth and income inequality, combat climate change, and make college education and health care affordable.
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Huge Court Backlog Keeps Immigrants in Limbo for Years

Huge Court Backlog Keeps Immigrants in Limbo for Years
Glenwood Springs immigration attorney Erin Richards has two clients who should be well on their way to becoming U.S. citizens. They have spouses and children who are citizens. They have clean records. They have steady jobs. And they have taken the necessary steps to go before an immigration court and petition to become citizens.
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More Chris Christie Chaos; Biggest Student Walkout in Newark History

More Chris Christie Chaos; Biggest Student Walkout in Newark History
Newark students are now making their way to McCarter Highway with a plan to send a loud and clear message to Governor Chris Christie!!! #OurNewark
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Activist Poets! Activist Poems! Calling All Voices!!

Activist Poets! Activist Poems! Calling All Voices!!
TheContributor.com wants to bring poetry into what has to date been a prose and photo journal focused on solution-driven thinking, open data, transparent democracy. Our large network of political bloggers, journalists, and activists are playing important functions bringing information and resources to other progressives around the world, but we'd like to add the voices of poets who seek social and environmental justice. Won't you please Contribute?
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Viva Citizen Journalism! #GiveLocal15 is May 5th - Support The UpTake for the Win!

Viva Citizen Journalism! #GiveLocal15 is May 5th - Support The UpTake for the Win!
On Tuesday, May 5, GiveMN.org will be adding $1,000 to the donations of five random donors. We hope your gift to The UpTake will be one of the lucky winners.
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Bernie Sanders: 'I am Running for President'

Bernie Sanders: 'I am Running for President'
In an interview with the news agency, Sanders jumped right into a discussion about his populist mindset and progressive agenda while issuing an additional message for those doubting that he—a self-described democratic-socialist—can compete in a national campaign against the early Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton or take on the Republican Party's field of candidates.
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Is Bernie's Hat Going Into the Ring?

Is Bernie's Hat Going Into the Ring?
Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont, the longest-serving independent member of the U.S. Congress, will announce his candidacy for the Democratic presidential nomination on Thursday, Vermont Public Radio reported on Tuesday. He will release a short statement and hold a campaign kickoff event in subsequent weeks, the radio said, citing several sources. The senator's office did not respond to a request for comment.
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