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Not Your Grandma’s Civil Rights Strategy


Not Your Grandma’s Civil Rights Strategy

Jon Else

On a glorious afternoon in August 1963, after the massive March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom wrapped up on the national mall, President John F.


The Civil Rights protesters in the 60s fought to have the right to vote among a great many other things. Its up to us, their descendants, to actually vote and do all those other things in politics that the civil rights protesters fought for the right to do. Its the follow-through where all the real fruit is produced and it takes sustained, determined commitment from an organized body of people. We've got to follow-through with the Civil Rights Movement and pushing for Human Rights is a great and needed extension to pursue.


The levers lie in virtual organizing, in the masses that can be mobilized through the Internet to come out and march, and the additional masses who may not make it physically beyond our keyboards but have effective and rising voices. Take a look at what happened with the recess town halls and the collapse of the "American Health Care Act." We got enough of those legislators who thought they could live on party loyalty running scared in one direction, and we proved that the ideologues in the other direction, no matter how the "leadership" pandered to them, were just not enough to impose their will. This, plus Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders, is the new civil rights strategy, and it works.


Thank you in praise of Elizabeth and Bernie.


a potential anthem for the Long Haul