|“Thanks to… this immensely valuable collection, the lessons gleaned from an array of successful organizing strategies will not be lost to the historical amnesia that often claims such local but transformative work.” — Angela Y. Davis|
Multi-racial grassroots movements defeated Trump and secured Democratic control of the Senate in 2020. Looking towards the midterm elections this year and the presidential election in 2024, lessons from the field in 2020 have much to teach us about building a path forward together.
Which is why we are thrilled to share that the collection POWER CONCEDES NOTHING: How Grassroots Organizing Wins Elections is available today as a resource for our movements. The book tells the on-the-ground stories behind the mobilizations that secured these victories and mobilized a record-breaking turnout of voters in 2020.
SURJ’s work in Georgia organizing white voters as a part of a multi-racial, Black-led formation is featured in a chapter written by Beth Howard, our Rural Kentucky Campaign Director- as well as powerful stories from other movement organizations like New Georgia Project, National Domestic Workers Alliance, Native Organizers Alliance, and the Working Families Party.
At SURJ, we know our role is to organize more white people into progressive formations fighting for justice- and this book tells just that story. In these early days of 2022, POWER CONCEDES NOTHING is right on time. We hope you’ll join us in digging into this important book and letting its wisdom deepen your commitment to this work.
P.S. Did you know the Organizing Upgrade- the progressive online platform for movement strategies and stories- has changed its name to Convergence Magazine? Follow their work for more coverage of strategies to beat the Right and build progressive power. We are grateful for their institutional sponsorship of this book.