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The issues and progressive organizations that are making a difference in this election

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Media elites aren't doing their jobs and that isn't really a surprise: that is, after all, why I founded rabble. rabble is covering social justice issues and progressive organizations that are making a difference in this election. Whether it's the Who is She? campaign for a First Nations-led national inquiry of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls or dedicating the resources to broadcast the hugely important "Young, Muslim, and Canadian" all-candidates' debate, rabble works to amplify marginalized voices across Canada.

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