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a very simple point: organizing versus posturing; By kid oakland

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I want to make a simple point.

If you want to build a functioning progressive majority that votes in legislators who pass progressive laws, you organize.If you want to build a political party with the backbone to stand up for our values in a time of Trump, you do the same thing. You organize.Organizing means talking to people (which means listening), identifying local leaders and comprehensively building your political party and movement at a local level. Everywhere. It’s that simple.No one likes to do it, because it’s hard and costs time and involves making a comprehensive investment in the most valuable commodity a political party has. People. At the local level.The fact that this is hard, does not make my point less true, or effective.There is no substitute for building and organizing. There is no substitute for talking to people  and engaging them at the local level. None.

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