A new wave of civic engagement is sweeping through the country. How best can activists channel this energy into a successful progressive movement? The most effective way may be to rebuild the Democratic Party from the ground up.
The power of digital platforms is immense, but they come with risks. As digital campaigners we need to be hyper-aware of our blind spots and what sort of digital cultures we’re creating.
I see a lot of people posting about the hard work ahead. It’s true, it will be a rough road. But let’s be real about what that hard work means. Make no mistake, none of the strategies employed by the professional advocacy world of the last forty years will suffice to meet the challenges ahead.
I am not going to tell you who to vote for and I’m not going to enumerate reasons why one candidate is better than any other; it wouldn’t matter if I did. Instead, I would like to draw your attention to the elections that could matter a heck of a lot more: state and local elections.
Quick: what are the most important factors driving wealth inequality? If you said tax policy, corporate pillaging, corruption, and neoliberal globalization, you’re right! But also missing a big one: energy. As Stanford professor Ian Morris argues in Foragers, Farmers, and Fossil Fuels, the way in which a society captures energy from the environment has a […]