News & Updates

October 18, 2020

Divest Princeton

Divest Princeton is a coalition of students, faculty, and alumni calling on Princeton University to divest the University’s endowment from fossil fuel companies and reinvest responsibly.​ Learn more here.
September 23, 2020

Critical Conversations on Prison Reform

Please join the NJ Prison-Engaged Network on September 25th at 5pm EST for the inaugural session of the Fall 2020 Critical Conversations series with the inimitable advocate and organizer Mark Hopkins. To access the link for the session, please register using the form linked here: https://tinyurl.com/criticalconvo1 Mark Hopkins is a […]
September 16, 2020

The Birth(erism) of Trump’s Nation of Cowards

Charlie Barber '60
The Last Word, The High Plains Reader, Fargo, ND, 14 September 2020
reprinted with permission of the author and The High Plains Reader
June 5, 2020

RIP, George Floyd

PPro, along with so many other Americans of good will, is horrified by the unconscionable sustained excessive force used by Minneapolis police officers resulting in the asphyxiation death of African American George Floyd on May 25th. The long history of such police brutality in America, which disproportionately affects people of […]
June 2, 2020

Alumni Candidates for Office

We’ve updated our page listing alumni candidates for office in the 2020 elections, here. Please contact us if you know of any alumni candidates who who fit our progressive criteria and aren’t yet included.
June 2, 2020

Cathy Kunkel ’06 fundraiser

Cathy is a progressive Democrat running for Congress in West Virginia’s 2nd district; her website is here. There is a virtual fundraiser (co-hosted by other Princeton graduates) coming up on June 18th; information is here.
May 12, 2020

Divest Princeton

PPro is happy to support and promote the work of Divest Princeton, which is “bringing together current students, alumni, faculty, and others to urge Princeton to divest from fossil fuels.” They are doing this chiefly by urging alumni to agree to withhold donations until the University does divest itself. More […]
March 23, 2020

Bread and Puppet Theater Show on March 6 a Great Success

On Friday, March 6, Bread and Puppet Theater performed its “Diagonal Life: Theory and Practice” show for a large audience of Princeton students, faculty (and their children), and community members in the Taplin Auditorium in Fine Hall. The twenty-member ensemble (which included Class of 2018 valedictorian Kyle Berlin) began the […]
February 25, 2020

PPro Endorses Larry Hamm ’78 for U.S. Senate Seat in New Jersey

In keeping with our mission of educating the broader Princeton community in the merits and methods of community activism, civic engagement, and making positive change through grass-roots organizing, Princeton Progressives endorses the candidacy of Larry Hamm ’78 for United States Senate, representing New Jersey. Larry has spent his entire life […]
February 24, 2020

3/24 Dinner & Book Party with Mike Signer, former Charlottesville Mayor

This event has been postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. PPro will try to reschedule it for later this year. Stay safe! Join us in NYC Tuesday, March 24, 7:00, to hear Mike Signer and Rev. Malcolm Byrd, pastor of Mother African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church in conversation. $75 admission […]
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