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People-powered Organizing in Arizona Can Create Lasting Change

Irene Franco Rubio Prism
My generation of first-time voters understands what’s at stake because we recognized the toll it took on our community. We saw injustices occur in our backyards and now we’re leading the movement for justice, for progressive social change.

Three Tough Laps To Change The Balance Of Power

Max Elbaum Organizing Upgrade
Strategy and hard work can accomplish two essential objectives: win victories that deliver substantial immediate benefits to all affected by today’s interlocking health, economic and racial crises and do so in ways that shift power our way.

Students And COVID-19: We Are Struggling, Here’s The Help We Need

Lesly Ayala UCLA Labor Center
someone using laptop computer A recent survey on workers and learners in Los Angeles County by the UCLA Labor Center found that “52% have been laid off, terminated, or furloughed from their jobs due to the pandemic.” It is very hard to study with many insecurities in your life.

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Organized Labor and the “Cold Civil War”

Bill Fletcher, Jr. & Jose Alejandro La Luz
The present is explosive because of the fusion of crises. In this situation, organized labor has been inconsistent; sometimes paralyzed; other moments outspoken. Left unaddressed is the "cold civil war," created by political polarization.

Black America: Beyond 1968 This Time

Max Elbaum Organizing Upgrade
NYPD at recent demonstrations Loot the labor and very being of people of African descent. When they rise in response, resist, and give as little as possible. Then wait for things to “calm down” and take back as much as possible.

Congress Must Act for the Common Good

United Electrical, Radio & Machine Workers of America United Electrical, Radio & Machine Workers of America
The health, economic well-being, and very lives of the American people depend upon Congress putting people over profit and enacting a bold and far-reaching relief package now.
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