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The MAGA storming of the Capitol is two years old. The attempted coup is still happening. The reshaping of the Republican Party as an insurrectionary force and the expansion of armed gangs aim to smash democracy. Please help us to inform, to mobilize and to inspire the forces of multi-racial, radical, inclusive democracy to defeat this threat in 2023.

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.

Seed the Vote: Don’t Just Vote, Organize!

Marcy Rein Organizing Upgrade
Seed the Vote brings together progressive anti-fascist, anti-Trump forces in several ways. Seed the Vote provides the scheduling, training, and infrastructure. "Plant the seed for the kind of democracy we want to be building together.”

The Frontline: A Black-Led, Multiracial Coalition Throws Down

Organizing Upgrade Editors Organizing Upgrade
workers protesting “...electoral power alone will not get us free. Protests alone are insufficient. We need to vote. We need to protest. We need to organize. We need to study. We need to strike. And then we need to protest again.”

Freedom in the Fall

Whitney Maxey and Calvin Cheung-Miaw Organizing Upgrade
What about strengthening the socialist wing of the anti-Trump front? Our people need power. Our movements can win. Freedom in the Fall.

The Other Swing Voter

Ibram X. Kendi The Atlantic
No one’s paying much attention to one chunk of the electorate that could prove decisive in 2020. To recognize the other swing voter is to decenter the white moderate in the body politic—where she and especially he has been positioned.
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