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Blessed Be The Organizers

Blessed Be The Organizers

Like all of us, I’ve sorted through many feelings this week. And, there’s been one constant. Gratitude for organizers. If you take organizers and the local institutions they’ve built off the table, Donald Trump is a two-term President. I feel certain of that. To be...

Making Movement Politics Real

Making Movement Politics Real

As a young organizer, I was told we shouldn’t engage in electoral politics - that it was dirty, and a distraction. But after a long run of not winning what we most needed, it became crystal clear that operating only in a landscape created by someone else was not...

Follow John Lewis: Don't Let Trump Provoke Violence

Follow John Lewis: Don't Let Trump Provoke Violence

Photo credit: Spider Martin GPA photo archive / flickr / cc John Lewis, the Georgia Congressman who led the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) and was one of the "Big Six" civil rights leaders who organized the 1963 March on Washington, is being...

Georgia's Primary Election Meltdown

Georgia's Primary Election Meltdown

Photo credit: National Archives, USDA / cc The signs kept coming that Georgia’s June 9 primary would not go well. On the last day of early voting, the Friday before the election, Jon Ossoff, a Democratic U.S. Senate candidate, waited for more than three hours to vote...

Neoliberal Capitalism Depends on White Supremacy

Neoliberal Capitalism Depends on White Supremacy

Whitehall Street, Atlanta Georgia, 1864. Photo credit: Wikimedia Commons / cc Billionaires like Mark Zuckerberg, Jeff Bezos, and Jamie Dimon may personally associate with individual African Americans, Latinos and other minorities. They might even employ them. They...

Protesters for Black Lives Are America’s True Patriots

Protesters for Black Lives Are America’s True Patriots

Photo credit: Rosa Pineda / Wikimedia Commons / cc When demonstrations erupted across the country after George Floyd’s death at the hands of police officers, Donald Trump portrayed the protesters as America’s enemies. Trump called them “thugs,” “lowlifes” and...

5 Ways to Make Voting Easier for Everyone in America

5 Ways to Make Voting Easier for Everyone in America

  Photo credit: Tim Brown / GPA Photo Archive / cc Even before COVID-19, the U.S. has had one of the lowest voter turnout rates among developed countries. This is a critical election year, and even before the pandemic, it was a voting season unlike any before in...

What Our November Elections Could Look Like

What Our November Elections Could Look Like

Voters in line in Union City, Georgia. Photo credit: All Voting Is Local / Twitter / cc More in-person voting sites in metro areas. Better information about where polls have been relocated. More public education about how to vote from home and what to do if an...

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