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This Is One of the Best Times in History to Be an Organizer

This Is One of the Best Times in History to Be an Organizer

As a community organizer, I often imagine what it would have been like to march with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and win the Voting Rights Act. I always find inspiration in Dr. King’s words, especially this passage from his final book, Where Do We Go From Here? “Let...

Elect Working People For Everything

Elect Working People For Everything

The 2022 midterms were full of surprises to many political pundits, analysts, and consultants. A popular narrative predicting a massive Republican wave election turned out to be wrong, with Democrats retaining the U.S. Senate and performing stronger than expected in...

When We Organize, We Win

When We Organize, We Win

"Together, we will create new ways that people can engage in all parts of public life so that we can equally get to imagine and shape the structures in which we live." - People's Action Long-Term Agenda The 2022 midterm elections are historic not only because they...

A Power Stronger Than Hate

A Power Stronger Than Hate

My heart has been breaking for the last several weeks. The racist murders in Buffalo, the looming end of reproductive freedom in so...

What I Learned In Kansas

What I Learned In Kansas

In his 2004 book What’s the Matter with Kansas, Thomas Frank describes how working-class voters in his home state came to support a party that does not stand with them on policies that affect their livelihood and ability to make ends meet. Why, he asks, do they vote...

The Time Is Now For Meaningful Change On Capitol Hill

The Time Is Now For Meaningful Change On Capitol Hill

Too often, it feels like our government is run by and for the wealthy and powerful industries, like pharmaceuticals and fossil fuels, insurance and finance. They spend hundreds of millions every year to sway politicians’ votes towards their interests. They have...

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