By Jeffrey Stout

In an the USA the place the wealthy and lucky have loose rein to do as they please, can the fitting 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 Many americans are uncertain, and feature withdrawn into apathy and cynicism.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 usually are not able to quit on democracy simply but. operating outdoors the awareness of the nationwide media, usual electorate around the kingdom are assembly in residing rooms, church basements, synagogues, and faculties to spot shared matters, pick out and domesticate leaders, and take motion. Their target is to carry titanic executive and massive company responsible. during this vital new ebook, Jeffrey Stout bears witness to the successes and screw ups of revolutionary grassroots organizing, and the daunting forces now arrayed opposed to it.

Stout tells brilliant tales of individuals struggling with entrenched fiscal and political pursuits round the nation. From mom and dad and lecturers striving to beat gang violence in South important la, 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 way of taking a jazz band via streets devastated by means of typhoon Katrina, Stout describes how those traditional humans conceive of citizenship, how they gather and workout strength, and the way non secular principles and associations give a contribution to their successes.

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

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