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Election Reflections: 2022

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How Undocumented Farmworkers Helped Flip the Michigan...

Among the unsung heroes of the Democrats’ historic triumph in the Michigan legislature are the same unsung heroes that have kept our country fed for generations: rural, undocumented farmworkers and their families.

Courtesy of the Initiative 82 Campaign

How Tipped Workers Won in DC

Courtesy of Jay Malone

View from the Grassroots: Texas Gulf Coast Area Labor...

We asked grassroots organizers from across the country what they learned during the 2022 elections. Here's what Jay Malone from the Texas Gulf Coast Area Labor Federation learned. 

Courtesy of Katey Lauer

View from the Grassroots: WV Can't Wait

We asked grassroots organizers from across the country what they learned during the 2022 elections. Here's what Katey Lauer from WV Can't Wait learned. 

Courtesy of Christine Neumann-Ortiz

View from the Grassroots: Voces de la Frontera Action

We asked grassroots organizers from across the country what they learned during the 2022 elections. Here's what Christine Neumann-Ortiz from Voces de la Frontera Action learned.

Courtesy of Brendan Walsh

View from the Grassroots: Worker Power

We asked grassroots organizers from across the country what they learned during the 2022 elections. Here's what Brendan Walsh from Worker Power in Arizona learned. 

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View from the Grassroots: Make the Road Action

We asked grassroots organizers from across the country what they learned during the 2022 elections. Here's what Make the Road Action's (MRA) co-Executive Director and its Pennsylvania and Nevada directors learned. 

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Multi-Ethnic Coalition Wins in Michigan

Statewide alignment among organizations representing communities of color flipped Michigan. “We did get our people to see the power within themselves and unlock that power,” Jungsoon Ahn of Rising Voices told Eddie Wong.

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Organizing Against Autocracy in the US: Erica...

Authoritarian takeover is not inevitable—but preventing it will require imagination, commitment, and a united democratic alliance like we haven’t experienced before.

Clockwise from top: UNITE HERE, Faith In Minnesota, Pennsylvania Stands Up.

MAGA Stymied But Stalemate Remains

Effective organizing helped block the “Red Wave.” This buys our movements a bit more time to build to the scale and unity we need to defeat the authoritarian right.