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In Georgia Senate Races, Change Comes Knocking

Jessica Goodheart Capital & Main
hand ringing doorbell Mijente, a multiracial Latinx organization, is one group that persevered and knocked on doors. At the doors is “where most of the valuable conversations and movement with people came from".

Turning Arizona Blue: On the Ground in Maricopa County

Peter Olney The Stansbury Forum
The heroes of this election season are the millions of citizen volunteers who texted, phoned and post carded, but perhaps the biggest contribution nationally was the work of the beleaguered HERE which lost 80% of its members due to COVID impacts.

Bolivia Has Provided Us A Radical Vision Of Hope

Nicole Fabricant Jacobin
MAS leaders celebrating victory Bolivia’s MAS party will confront numerous challenges when returning to power. But its resounding victory against the authoritarian right and its roots as a party of social movements represent a radical vision of hope at a time when we need it most.

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.

Movements Mobilize To Interrupt a Coup

Marcy Rein Organizing Upgrade
Three things are key: engaging as many people as possible in demonstrations and non-cooperation; asserting that we are the true defenders of democracy; and committing to strategic nonviolence.

Strike for Democracy!

Stephanie Luce Organizing Upgrade
If Trump stays in office by subverting the democratic process, the implications for unions are grave. A network of union leaders and activists have formed Labor Action to Defend Democracy to begin planning labor actions after November 3rd.

Can Biden Be Pushed Left?

Bob Master Dissent Magazine
History suggests that what you see on the campaign trail, or even in a candidate’s past legislative record, is not necessarily what you get from a president once in power. Our first imperative in 2020 is a massive repudiation of Donald Trump.
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