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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.

Defeating Trump: Grassroots Organizations Can Tip the Scales

Peter Hogness and Emily Lee Organizing Upgrade
While Biden remains generally ahead in the polls, the race in key states like Pennsylvania and Florida has tightened - because Biden is falling short with key constituencies, groups that he’ll still win, but maybe not with the strong turnout he needs

The Election That Could Break America

Barton Gellman The Atlantic
If the vote is close, Donald Trump could easily throw the election into chaos and subvert the result. Who will stop him? Let us not hedge about one thing. Donald Trump may win or lose, but he will never concede.

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.

The End of the Voter-Consumer

Jesse A. Myerson The New Republic
The work of organizing a politically legible coalition of nonvoters is functionally the same as what’s needed for the left to win elections.

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