Princeton Progressives

A conversation with the USA's first Muslim American woman mayor

Join PPro for a conversation with the USA's first Muslim American woman mayor, Dr. Sadaf Jaffer. This event will be held on Wednesday, June 19, 2019 from 7:00 PM to 9:30 PM (EDT) in the Princeton area.

You may register here. Exact location information will be provided to all registrants.

We hope you can make it!

PPro's Reunions Panel and Social Mixer

Criminal Justice Reform Efforts on Campus and Beyond

Pro's Reunions panel, co-sponsored with Students for Prison Education and Reform (SPEAR), took place on Friday, 31 May, from 1 to 230pm in the Maeder Hall Auditorium. It featured Larry Hamm '78, Jim Farrin '58, Naomi Shifrin '21, Kiki Gilbert '21,  and Micah Herskind '19. The audience, although smaller than hoped for because of competing panels, reacted with pleasure and enthusiasm.  The panel was followed by a Social Mixer later in the afternoon at Terrace Club, which attracted again a modestly sized audience with plenty of enthusiasm, helped along perhaps by good food and drink. A number of attendees expressed the intention to become members of PPro, thus helping us carry out this and similar efforts in the future.

The Spring 2019 issue of The Prog is now available

The Spring 2019 issue of The Prog, the progressive undergraduate magazine supported in part by PPro, is now available for downloading (in pdf format) here. See their website, and an archive of back issues, here.

PPro Supports Princeton IX Now

PPro is supporting Princeton IX Now, a group currently carrying out sit-ins and protests at Nassau Hall, primarily over the University's handling of sexual assault allegations, and calling on the University to improve its implementation of Title IX. More information is available here and (about the walkout at the #MeToo Forum to protest the presence on the panel of Bret Kavanaugh's lawyer) here.

PPro Supports SPEAR's Voting Rights Campaign

Please join Princeton University's Students for Prison Education and Reform (SPEAR) in their current Voting Rights Campaign by phone banking key New Jersey legislators in early May to push for pending legislation that would allow all formerly and currently-incarcerated individuals in NJ the right to vote, even if on probation or parole. This simultaneous criminal justice and voting rights reform initiative would put NJ in the forefront along with a few other states on extending voting rights to citizens regardless of their criminal records, and also serves to recognize that state laws that disenfranchise such citizens from voting are to a significant extent rooted in racism. A sample script, as well as links to the information on two identical bills (one in Senate, the other in the General Assembly), can be found here.

PPro sponsors Doug Rushkoff '83

Douglas Rushkoff '83 discussed his new book Team Human at Civic Hall on Thursday 21 March. A review of the event, with pictures, is here.

Election Night with PPro

Pictures from this highly successful event are here.

PPro sends College Democrats to campaign in Florida

From left to right in the photo are Shafaq Khan '21, Nalanda Sharadjaya '21, Rep. Stephanie Murphy, Celia Buchband '22, Brent Kibbey '21, Ben Parker '20, Paul Horvath '20, and Sullivan Hughes '21. Their report is here.

The Princeton Conservation Society documentary is finished

The undergraduate members of the Princeton Conservation Society (see the notice below), whom you helped to send to Yellowstone National Park and the American Prairie Reserve in Montana at the end of the last school year, have completed their promised documentary. It is a fascinating 20-minute overview of their trip, and is available here.

Undergraduates work on 2018 elections

PPro's summer campaign of soliciting donations to enable our support of undergraduates' work on the 2018 elections has been successful, and we can now begin to report on students' plans. We will be sending seven students to the Orlando area of Florida during fall break, the last few days in October, to work for Andrew Gillum for Governor, Bill Nelson for Senator, and Stephanie Murphy for Congress. We are expecting more requests from students for assistance. So thanks for your support so far, and you can still donate, if you haven't done so already, by clicking here.

PPro hosts an Election Night watch party!

See the details, and sign up, in the Events section at the right of this page. Thanks, and see you then!

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or donate

Please consider becoming a member of PPro, or donating to us. Membership fees and donations are our only sources for funds to support the many requests that student groups make of us. It's easy to do, and we think very reasonable; simply click here to join, or here to donate. Thanks in advance!

Activism Opportunities

Listed here are opportunities for Princetonians of a progressive persuasion to participate in important public activities. These are not PPro events.

PPro Pussyhats

We originally were selling these to be worn in the 2017 Reunions P-rade, which was successful and caused a big and favorable commotion among the spectators when those wearing the hats passed by. But you can still order one for ongoing use, here. Then PLEASE notify us by email by clicking here that you have done so, and your hat will be sent out immediately.

Publications by Princetonians

Our ongoing feature, Publications by Princetonians, features published documents by Princetonians who share our progressive values. Find it here.

PPro is happy to support the efforts of the ReachOut Mentorship Program to identify mentors for current Princeton students who are social entrepreneurs. ROMP is a program of four month (renewable) mentorships, where alumni guide groups of students who are starting socially relevant enterprises. Mentors commit to at least one hour per month of mentoring, by phone, video, or in person. Students welcome and benefit from this guidance, and can make more progress with this help.

To learn more about ROMP, watch video created by the students here. You can enroll as a mentor here.

PPro is happy to publicize the Class of 1978 Foundation's support of current undergraduate or graduate students' community service projects. More information, along with a link to the application form, is here.


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