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Stacey Abrams | How to Respond to Setbacks

In an electrifying talk, Stacey Abrams shares the lessons she learned from her campaign for governor of Georgia, some advice on how to change the world -- and a few hints at her next steps. "Be aggressive about your ambition," Abrams says.

Grassroots Uprising in Amish Country Begins to Find Meaning in Politics

Ryan Grim The Intercept
Lancaster County, Pennsylvania might be called Trump Country. It is rural and deeply religious, went solidly for Republicans in 2016, as it had consistently in years past. After Trump’s election we knew we needed a protest and an electoral movement.

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What She Saw at the (Political) Revolution

Jason Schulman New Politics
An eyewitness account of the 2016 Sanders presidential insurgency that weighs its electoral successes against its ability to form the core of social and economic movement resistance to capital.

Fetishizing “Identity Politics” Could Cost the Democrats in 2020

Briahna Gray The Intercept
Stacey Abrams of Georgia, the first black female major party gubernatorial nominee in US history. It’s inevitable that every election between now and 2020 will be read like tea leaves, full of potential insights into how to unseat Trump. But that analysis must be rooted in evidence. Success in 2020 may depend on getting this analysis right.

Working Families Party at a Crossroads

Michael Kinnucan The Indypendent
New York’s sort-of-third party has won some big victories in the past two decades but its future is uncertain after defying Andrew Cuomo and his labor allies to endorse Cynthia Nixon. This Saturday - May 19 - the Working Families State Convention is in Harlem.
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