The article linked below, “Middle America Reboots Democracy” from Democracy: A Journal of Ideas, is a fascinating and in many ways accurate description of the resistance movement written by Lara Putnam and Theda Skocpol.
The last year has been a chaotic whirlwind, so it’s important to take a step back and reaffirm with who we are, what we care about, and what is powering us forward. This article is an important and thoughtful companion to this process.
“More than a national movement, then, what is underway is a national pattern of mutually energizing local engagement. Sociologically, what we are witnessing is an inflection point—a shift in long-standing trends—concentrated in one large demographic group, as college-educated women have ramped up their political participation en masse.”
I strongly encourage you to read it. Perhaps you will see yourself reflected in the mirror it holds up to our activism…
Happy Sunday. Resist.