Week 8: When We Work Together, We Win: Exploring Effective Organizing Strategies for the 2020 Presidential Election In this study group, we will examine case studies, new approaches and organizing strategies that have led to unexpected major electoral and policy wins. We will focus on recent underdog campaigns, statewide referendums and ballot initiatives that were anchored and led by grassroots organizations and community-led efforts. We will examine recent legislative wins that have restored the voting rights of formerly incarcerated people in Florida, Louisiana and Alabama; established a community oversight board for police accountability in Tennessee; created water and sewer boards in rural southern communities; mandated the redrawing of voting districts in North Carolina, and increased minimum wage laws on the municipal and county levels. We will also explore progressive campaigns led in highly conservative and traditionally Republican states.
Speakers and Presenters
IOP Fall 2019 Resident Fellow LaTosha Brown (Co-Founder, Black Voters Matter Fund)