From the very founding of the United States, elites have worked to disenfranchise and suppress voters — because they know a mobilized electorate of workers and poor people would transform the country.
Adele Oltman is a historian, educator, and activist.
Bernie Sanders should immediately launch a national voter registration drive. At stake is not just his electoral chances but whether his campaign can help shift power from elites to the disenfranchised.
Civil rights activists knew their struggle was incomplete without winning a just health care system. They’re an inspiration for single-payer activists today.