The Progressive Alliance is an independent educational organization working to increase awareness of progressive values and encourage citizen participation in the electoral process in Southwest Ohio. With an open meeting space that is broad geographically and ideologically, we focus on collaborative efforts and information sharing to advance progressive policies for a better America.
Want to know more about volunteer opportunities and paid positions with area campaigns, causes and NPOs? Do you have opinions about local, regional & national affairs?
... Visit the Progressive Alliance Community Forums -- your interactive resource for the exchange of ideas and information.
Everyone can view the calendar and public forums.
To post, you must be a member.
Members log in here:
Click Here to learn more about our committees and projects.
COST OF THE WAR IN IRAQ:
Click here to learn more
U.S. Soldiers Killed: 2,511
U.S. Soldiers Wounded: 19,480
Ohio Dead: 108
Kentucky Dead: 38
Indiana Dead: 49
Best viewed in 1024 x 768, 1280 x 1024 or higher resolution, with MS-IE 6 or Firefox.
Click here to add the PA website to your browser Favorites List (MS-IE only).
Copyright © 2005, 2006,
The Progressive Alliance
of Southwest Ohio, Inc.
The power of progressive thinking - the "Slow Road" movement takes hold in the U.S.
In the U.S. there are now more cars per-household than there are people. At the same time we're seeing a revolutionary change in thinking about the design and utility of our highway systems.
Read the story here.
See this important documentary
Click on graphic for details
In its most recent annual analysis of CEO pay, USA TODAY found that median pay among chief executives running most of the nation's 100 largest companies soared 25% to $17.9 million in 2005.
Recently Congress hurriedly passed legislation that extends, by two years, the tax cuts on capital gains and dividend income originally enacted in 2003, which were set to expire in 2008.
Why the big rush to extend tax breaks that don't expire until 2008? At the polls this November, Republican leaders fear that American voters will push back against inequitable tax cuts and the deluge of corruption that consumes our elected representatives.
Advocates for the recent vote were hard-pressed to justify legislation that hands a measly $20 a year in tax cuts to average Americans and $41,977 to taxpayers who make over $1 million. Instead, they argued that opponents of the tax cut are trying to create a "class war."
However, "class war" appears to be just what congressional leaders are waging, and not just because last week's tax bill tilts overwhelmingly to the rich. House and Senate leaders deliberately omitted from last week's bill some expiring tax breaks that benefit average Americans -- items that include a $4,000 deduction for college tuition that middle-income parents can take and a deduction for classroom supplies that teachers buy with their own dollars. Wake up America!!! We need new, responsible leaders in the House of Representatives and the Senate.
"Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired, signifies, in the final sense, a theft from those who hunger and are not fed; those who are cold and are not clothed."
President Dwight D. Eisenhower, in The Chance for Peace,
a speech given to the American Society of Newspaper Editors on April 16, 1953
"Short of changing human nature, the only way to achieve a practical, livable peace in a world of competing nations is to take the profit out of war."
Richard M. Nixon, in Real Peace, 1983
"To occupy Iraq would instantly shatter our coalition, turning the whole Arab world against us and make a broken tyrant into a latter-day hero ... assigning young soldiers to a fruitless hunt for a securely entrenched dictator and condemning them to fight in what would be an un-winnable urban guerilla war. It could only plunge that part of the world into even greater instability."
George Bush Sr., in A World Transformed, 1998