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Reclaiming Civil Society: Organizers renew democracy by building the capacity it requires
The promise of American democracy is at greater risk than at any time since the 1930s. Among the most important factors of America’s democracy crisis is an acute erosion in the power of civil society to assert its influence on both government and private wealth.
The Role of Leadership in Cultivating Collective Democratic Voice
The future of our democracy, in which organizing has such a major role to play, will require finding ways in which “power to the people” can become real, especially ways that encourage our better angels, rather than crippling them.
What Hillary Clinton Can Learn From Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump
Trump and Sanders both communicated leadership through narratives that animated outpourings of enthusiasm that have so far eluded Clinton.
How to Organize to Win: Rebuilding the democratic infrastructure is too important to leave up to the consultocracy
An article by Marshall Ganz featured in The Nation about organizing to win and strengthening American democracy.
Groundbreakers: How Obama’s 2.2 Million Volunteers Transformed Campaigning in America (Book)
The story of how Obama for America organized 2.2 million volunteers and how they did it by Elizabeth McKenna, Jeremy Bird and Hahrie Han.