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Protest polarizes on voting: Corporate America takes sides

When a protest campaign works, it brings a spotlight to a problem, energizes people already active, and forces opponents to explain themselves–over and over again. Likely most important, a successful campaign engages a broader public and pushes people to take … Continue reading

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Park protests to push politics and participation

If I had a nickle for every current state legislator I could name, I’d have to borrow money to get an afternoon coffee. But I know who Park Cannon is. Representing Georgia’s 58th district in the state legislature since 2016, … Continue reading

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Generational Divides, Student Activism, and the Youth Vote

Moblizing Ideas, a blog that Notre Dame’s Center for the Study of Social Movements maintains, commissioned a series on youth activism–way before most of us were tuned into the way the #coronacrisis would take over our politics and lives. I’ve … Continue reading

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Opportunistic Advocacy (1/x); COVID-19 (4/x)

Effective advocates don’t want to waste a crisis. They try to photobomb into public attention to advance their concerns. Sometimes, it’s a clear fit–in direct response to the challenges of the moment; sometimes, they fly a long favored reform or … Continue reading

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The Parkland kids visit UCI

OK, it’s not strictly accurate to call them all kids anymore; some are in college now, and most are old enough to vote. More than that,┬áin spite of the tragedy they’ve lived through–or maybe partly because of it–they’ve developed a … Continue reading

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Mississippi turning

Drawing the line back from Senator Thad Cochran’s narrow victory in the Republican primary run-off to the contentious politics of the Mississippi Project fifty years earlier is a little easier than you’d think, although it’s doubtful that many of those … Continue reading

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