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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Every Social Worker Should Advocate for Science

Every Social Worker Should Advocate for Science

The March for Science is igniting a national dialogue around the critical role that science plays in our daily lives. While there has been much-deserved attention on the hard sciences, little has been said of the role of social science in people’s lives or public policy. Continue reading “Every Social Worker Should Advocate for Science”

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”