About Us

Committed to the cause: dynamic, all volunteer and completely virtual. We have been shifting paradigms for years and, in the process, helping change our world for the better.

Our digital distribution channels are positioned to lead within social media spaces worldwide.

Real Progressives is an independent non-partisan organization dedicated to educating, advocating, activating and empowering people to truth and progressive change across the globe in seven key focus areas: economic justice, environmental & ecological justice, peace with justice, equality with justice, democracy, health & wellbeing, technology & innovation.

Real Progressives is registered non-profit in Pennsylvania with IRS non-profit status pending. Sixty percent of our leadership team is female, forty percent are disabled, thirty percent are persons of color and everyone within the organization is a volunteer giving their time and talents to forward our mission. 

Real Progressives Corporation is the flagship of the Real Progressives network, a group of affiliated non-profit educational organizations.  Our partners span the globe and share the goal of educating the public in sound fiscal policy and helping enact sound economic principals for a better world.

Audiences turn to Real Progressives for access to leading economists from around the world as well as the day’s topics of concern, as we relate them to practical examples of Modern Monetary Theory, a framework to understanding causality and effective solutions within macroeconomic policy.  We present facts dispelling the myths of federal funding, tax policy, deficit spending, inflationary risk and unemployment, along with other vital issues.

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Expediting MMT Education to the World

Fiercely nonpartisan and fact-based content proves Real Progressives understands that integrity matters most. Through this lens, we  bridge the gap between leading MMT experts and the world.

We engage community leaders in policy development and education to help elected officials make better economic decisions that transform our economy and our world.

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This package of legislation adheres to the MMT principals of strategic investments that provide the only means of adequately addressing our climate crisis in the face of mass extinction.

We recognize that legislation in the US House and US Senate still call for a tax mix in this strategic path toward universal coverage, but applaud the live saving policy for the trillions saved to the Federal budget.

This economic policy proposal will provide a sustainable solution to the dual problems of inflation and unemployment with price stability, by having the state promise to hire unemployed workers in jobs deemed necessary at a local level.

The cost of our unequal protection and mass incarceration rate is not negligible. In fact, our current system of cash bail and for-profit prisons is both costs and draconian. We are not free if all of us are not protected by the same rights and privileges.

Policy Driven

We are and have been engaged in the movement for years and, as activists ourselves, we know all boats rise when we achieve our shared goals.

This moment, this opportunity, is too critical to waste. Join a coalition of experts, novice volunteers, organizers and those who believe that united we can make a difference. We stand together.

Catalyst for an Economic Renewal

We offer a revolutionary way of reaching audiences, using various media tools and modalities, and engaging diverse audiences in thoughtful discussion. This is what sets us apart as a clear leader.

We provide the truth and invite our audience to explore, engage, and join the movement at their own pace. That is true grass-roots organizing through the power of Real Progressives’ network.

Steve Grumbine MS, MBA, PSM1, ITIL Founder, President and CEO

Exceptional leadership across a virtual global organization is a challenge met with experience and passion for achieving goals. Grumbine has been at the helm since 2015, focused on refining processes within the organization and acting as an evangelist for MMT. Under his leadership, Real Progressives has grown to serve millions of progressives backed by more than a hundred dedicated volunteers.

Kerri Barber

Chief Operations Officer

Kerri is a business consultant specializing in marketing and change management with over twenty-five years of experience with nonprofits and Fortune 500 company’s board of directors and C suite executives. She herself has served in executive roles within the health and technology industries, managing teams across 133 countries and training managers in the Servant Leadership methodology. Kerri is a published author for master’s level business management and diversity textbooks, an award winning business communicator and was just one of 100 business leaders selected for the 2015 Leadership Summit to meet with Obama Administration cabinet members and Chief of Staff Valerie Jarrett on business policy. She was the whistle blower who discovered the link between a lack of insurance coverage under ACA and families living within five miles of a fracking well and was instrumental in holding BCBS accountable for misleading marketing practices that led to federal courts imposing remediation requirements, siding with consumers in Illinois in 2014. In 2016 she was a Bernie endorsed candidate and has since managed candidate campaigns from county to Congressional levels from 2016-2019.

Board of Directors information coming soon.

Rose Ann Rabiola Miele

Chief Financial Officer

In 2000, Rose Ann was hired as the Foundation Director for Boulder City Hospital where she wrote several grants and organized the 39th Annual Art in the Park festival. In 2001, she was offered the position of Public Information Officer for the City of Boulder City where she remained until her retirement in December of 2010. Rose Ann has been involved with several community organizations. She was secretary and later president of the Senior Center of Boulder City where she also served as editor of the center’s monthly newsletter, served as vice president of the Retired Public Employees of Nevada and scholarship chair for both the Boulder City Art Guild and the Boulder Blue Scholarship program. Rose Ann has written a number of successful grants including a $300,000 public programs grant to the University of Illinois Chicago Circle from the National Endowment for the Humanities; two grants for equipment from the State of Nevada Tobacco Grant Fund for Boulder City Hospital; a submission for a Hi-Way Advisory Radio Systems awarded $300,000 in an earmark to a federal transportation bill in 2004; and a Redevelopment Agency Special Event grant for the Boulder City Art Guild in 2014 for $5,000. Rose Ann also served as a consultant for the Nevada Community Prevention Coalition to facilitate an evidence-based prescription drug abuse prevention program for Seniors throughout rural Clark County, Nevada. She also writes a monthly commentary for the Boulder City Review, helps register voters throughout the state and prepares and distributes meals for homeless neighbors every week.

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Collaborative events

We cover symposium, events, and roundtable discussions to help connect strategic networks to the policy ideas and experts that make implementation a reality.

Global partners

Learn about efforts to promote progressive policy around the world through timely interviews from our network of partners.

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Content, interviews and commentary from our hosts and community partners provide updates and breakthroughs for what’s important to you.

Community building

Learn from community leaders and share ideas to overcome obstacles and succeed.

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Real Progress in Action is a partner to our flagship organization, Real Progressives, a non-profit (NFP) corporation dedicated to economic education. Learn more at www.realprogressivesusa.com.

Real Progressives is a registered non-profit corporation with 501(c)3 status pending. One hundreded percent of our funding comes from individual donors and sponsors.

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