Princeton Progressives (originally Princeton Progressive Action Committee, now known familiarly as PPro) was founded in 2011 by a small group of alumni in New York.
On January 18, 2012, Princeton Alumni Weekly published that group's letter, below.
We are forming a network of Princetonians who share a commitment to progressive values. Princeton often is perceived to be a bastion of conservatism, but we believe this does not reflect the diversity of the Princeton community. Our intention is to give a voice to the many Princetonians who hold certain core beliefs.
We strongly support:
civil rights, including the right of all people to love and marry whom they choose;
equality of economic opportunity;
universal health care and reproductive rights;
racial equality; and
common-sense limits on the rights of citizens to bear arms.
Finally, we believe that global warming is a real and present danger.
This list is by no means comprehensive. It’s a beginning. We have been privileged to be educated at this extraordinary institution, and we invite all like-minded members of the Princeton community to join our conversation.
Jason Gold ’81
Alison Holtzschue ’82
Tom Burka ’81
John Oakes ’83
and 28 other alumni
Princeton Progressive Action Committee