In Texas, labor's victories consist not in getting legislation passed, but in stopping some of the worst of the worst.
Lawmakers in the deep red state of Nebraska overrode their Republican governor's veto yesterday and abolished the death penalty.
"The Robin Hood tax, which can raise hundreds of billions of dollars every year paid by Wall Street speculators, is the perfect way to fund this program."
"The so-called Religious Freedom Restoration Act sets Indiana and our nation back decades in the struggle for civil rights."
So far this year 34 anti-LGBT bills in nine states have been defeated or failed to meet key legislative deadlines.
Once upon a time there existed moderate, even in certain ways progressive Republicans.
"COOL has been embraced by consumers who want to know where their food comes from and by family farmers who are proud to provide that information."
It is now possible in American law, under the cover of "victim relief," to create new victims by depriving them of their freedom of speech.
They also committed their cities to raise minimum wages, but said a national effort is needed.
"Overcome the temptation of the present generation to pass the problem onto future generations."