Mon, 25 June 2012
This week on The Breakdown, Richard airs a panel discussion on the financial reform that he participated in at the Take Back the American Dream Conference along side New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman and leading homeowner rights activist, Tracy Van Slyke.
Next, Richard speaks with Medea Benjamin, founder of CodePink, about her efforts to stop the United States predator drone bombing campaigns in Afghanistan and Pakistan.
Then, Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-IL) talks to Richard about why progressives should line up behind Democrats in November--and push them to make the right decisions in the struggle over fiscal policy in December.
Finally, Richard hears from Ethan Rome, Executive Director of Health Care for America Now, a national group that helped pass the Affordabel Care Act and is now helping defend it. Rome affirms that regardless of the Supreme Court's decision about the constitutionality of the individual mandate, Health Care for America Now will continue to fight with grassroots pressure across the country to preserve and strengthen health care reform.