Reupping this post I wrote last year, in the wake of the Kavanaugh debacle.
It’s important to fund candidates, yes. But if we want to make real change, it’s even more important to fund long-term, grassroots, community organizing and leadership development.
So go ahead and contribute to candidates in battleground states–but while you’re at it, why not make a contribution to a community organization or worker center in that same state? (If you need help finding those, you can search by state in the @hacktheunion directory).
The Guardian today reported that, at no time in US history, has more than 2% of Congress come from the working class. Imagine what this debate would look like, if empowered working class people took up the space they deserve, in state legislatures and the House and Senate?