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By Jeffrey Stout

In an the USA the place the wealthy and lucky have loose rein to do as they please, can the precise of liberty and justice for all be something yet an empty slogan? Many americans are uncertain, and feature withdrawn into apathy and cynicism. yet hundreds of thousands of others will not be able to quit on democracy simply but. operating outdoor the awareness of the nationwide media, usual voters around the country are assembly in residing rooms, church basements, synagogues, and faculties to spot shared matters, decide upon and domesticate leaders, and take motion. Their target is to carry titanic govt and large enterprise dependable. during this vital new e-book, Jeffrey Stout bears witness to the successes and screw ups of innovative grassroots organizing, and the daunting forces now arrayed opposed to it.

Stout tells shiny tales of individuals scuffling with entrenched monetary and political pursuits round the state. From mom and dad and lecturers striving to beat gang violence in South principal l. a., to a Latino priest north of the Rio Grande who brings his parish right into a voters' association, to the hot Orleans citizens who get out the vote by means of taking a jazz band via streets devastated by way of storm Katrina, Stout describes how those usual humans conceive of citizenship, how they gather and workout strength, and the way non secular rules and associations give a contribution to their successes.

an important booklet on organizing and grassroots democracy in a iteration, Blessed Are the Organized is a passionate and hopeful account of ways our endangered democratic rules might be positioned into action.

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