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Dive into the action with these great books about political organizing. And join us for inspiring talks with the authors and other leaders.


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Run for Something by Amanda Litman

The must-have guide for young progressives looking to run for local office, complete with contributions from elected officials and political operatives.

Week 1: Amanda Litman
Week 2: Brenden Johnson
Week 3: Matielyn Jones
Week 4: Kimberly Mason
Don't think of an elephant
by George lakoff

This bestselling book on political debate and messaging will change the way you think and frame your ideas to truly communicate them to all audiences.

Week 1: Qasim Rashid
Week 3: Megan hunt
UnTrumping of America by Dan Pfeiffer

From the cohost of Pod Save America, this is a sharp political playbook for how Democrats can take on the right-wing circus.

Q&A with Dan Pfeiffer
Politics is for Power by eitan hersh

A brilliant condemnation of political hobbyism--treating politics like entertainment--and a call to arms for well-meaning, well-informed citizens who consume political news, but do not take political action.

Trust: America's best chance
by pete buttigieg

A study in the threefold crisis of trust: in our institutions, in each other, and in the American project itself. Trust inspires Americans to build a powerful movement that will define all of us in the years to come.

Week 1: christine hunschofsky
Week 2: raven hollins
Week 3: Swati Mylavarapu
Message from pete buttigieg
Our Time is now
by stacey abrams

A blueprint to end voter suppression, empower our citizens, and take back our country.

Week 1: Introduction
Week 2: Amorae Times
Week 3: Desmond Meade

In Kill Switch, Senate insider Adam Jentleson gives a history of the filibuster and contends that the Senate has been transformed over the decades by a tenacious minority of white conservatives.

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Week 5 with Adam Jentleson
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The Democratic Party has lost an entire generation of rural voters. Jane Kleeb, chair of Nebraska’s Democratic Party and founder of Bold Nebraska, builds a grassroots movement to flex the power of a voting bloc that has long been ignored and forgotten.

Week 1: Hasan Martini
Week 2: J.D. Scholten
Week 4: Nevada Littlewolf
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Racism is the common denominator of our most vexing public problems, the core dysfunction of our democracy and constitutive of the spiritual and moral crises that grip us all. But how did this happen? And is there a way out?

With Special Guest
Allen ellison
With Special Guest
Lucy McCauley
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By merging the fights for racial justice and for shared economic prosperity, they were able to build greater enthusiasm for both goals—and for the cross-racial solidarity needed to win elections.

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