In Pictures: #RiseUp2017 Convention with People’s Action

In Pictures: #RiseUp2017 Convention with People’s Action

People’s Action–a new national network of over 50 grassroots power-building organizations in 29 states–held its founding convention in Washington, DC. The event brought over 1000 activists from across the network including Progressive Maryland members and staff. Continue reading “In Pictures: #RiseUp2017 Convention with People’s Action”

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Challenges of Rural Organizing

Challenges of Rural Organizing

I grew up in a small town in rural Alabama where, to the average resident, there were no signs of political activity. It doesn’t help that the Alabama state legislature has been hoarding power since Reconstruction. But nationwide, there’s a huge problem with a lack of opportunity for civic engagement in rural communities presenting challenges to those organizing for social justice. Continue reading “Challenges of Rural Organizing”