NWSOFA Indivisible July 2020 Progressive Newsletter

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 NEWSLETTER and CALENDAR JULY 2020 Centrist Really in the Center? Tell the media to stop using the word “centrist” to make pro-corporate policies and candidates seem more popular than they are! One of the most toxic elements of our current media culture is the persistent misuse of the word “centrist” to refer to candidates and positions who support unpopular pro-corporate policies. Public opinion polls consistently show that what the media calls “centrism” can be extreme, unpopular, and far from the “center” of public opinion. Pick a subject: responsible gun legislation, reproductive rights, gay rights, equal rights or even the response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The media consistently misleads the public by referring right leaning, pro-corporate candidates and policies as “centrist.” With hatred and authoritarianism on the rise, voters deserve complete…
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