Organizing

The Capacity to Change (Politics)

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America is divided both politically and socially. If we ever hope to establish truth and civility in public life, and be able to have respectful conversations with neighbors and friends, our organizing efforts and the way we practice politics must work to bridge the divide, not deepen it. Political parties are not designed to mend The Capacity to Change (Politics)

American Evolution

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America means many things to many people. It can elicit hope, and pride, and pain. It represents what it seeks to accomplish, and it embodies the true impact of its actions. It is a nation atop a vast countryside, formed around grand concepts, and continuously built anew over a checkered past. In a place so American Evolution

No Shortcuts

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In ‘No Shortcuts,’ Jane McAlevey provides contemporary success stories of American workers forming new unions and securing significant gains in working conditions, policy and pay. All the examples are from the past 20 years and place those campaigns and their effective tactics within the larger trends of America’s labor movements over the past century. The No Shortcuts

Politics is for Power

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Politics is for Power lays out an underlying sickness with how many of us engage in politics, while also sharing examples of how to move forward in a meaningful way. If you feel frustrated or angry about our current political situation, we recommend this quick read. It provides numerous strategies, ideas, and organizing principles for Politics is for Power