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Friday Nite Videos | December 16, 2022

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Trump Humiliates Himself so Badly, Even Republicans Abandon Him. To the End | Documentary. Building Resilient Organizations. I'm The Guy Behind The Viral "Insulin Is Free" Tweet. Indict Us Too: Daniel Ellsberg on US Charges vs. Julian Assange.

Building Resilient Organizations

A discussion between Maurice Mitchell, National Director of the Working Families Party and Cyndi Suarez, Editor-in-Chief of Nonprofit Quarterly (NPQ) about the inspiration behind Maurice's article "Building Resilient Organizations: Toward Joy and Durable Power in a Time of Crisis". Read the article.

How Democrats Can Build a John Fetterman 2.0

Michael Sokolove New York Times
One lesson is that he showed up, repeatedly, in places that Democrats rarely visited. He began during his run for Senate in 2016, when he lost in the primary. After he was elected lieutenant governor in 2018, he traveled the state constantly.

How the Working Families Party Helped the Dems Defy Gravity

Joe Dinkin and Natalia Salgado Medium
Reaction to the Republican Supreme Court’s attack on abortion rights, drove high Democratic turnout, especially among women and young voters, saw Democrats overperform polls in many places, just as in summer special elections in New York and Alaska.

If the GOP Retakes the House, Blame New York’s Bumbling, Democrats

Alex Thomas The New Republic
On a night when things mostly went right for the party, the Empire State’s liberal leaders will be left to rue their costly errors and campaign struggles. State Dems sought to punish the Left in New York, instead lost control of Congress.

What the NY Working Families Party Sees at Stake in This Election

Brigid Bergin Gothamist
The WFP needs at least 130,000 votes – or 2% of the total, whichever is higher – to keep that ballot line in future elections. That’s a product of changes ushered in by former Gov. Andrew Cuomo in 2019 in a failed attempt to destroy the party.

Time for the Big October Push To Beat the Right

Eddie Wong Convergence Magazine
The heat is on: Early voting has started. MAGA candidates are running strong. It’s not too late to get involved. Increasing numbers of votes for Democrats in battleground states helps lay the groundwork for more sweeping victories later. Here’s how.

books

To Win the Midterms and Beyond

Martin J. Bennett Democratic Left
If you want a timely and persuasive antidote to the conventional narrative predicting the inevitable loss of Democratic congressional majorities in November, read this book.
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