These three 2016 Election Curriculum Modules are available for download here:
- Organizing on Shifting Terrain (A Changing Electorate and Rising Economic Inequality)
- Organizing on Shifting Terrain - Facilitator's Guide
- The Right, the Far Right, and the Rise of Donald Trump
- The Right, the Far Right, and the Rise of Donald Trump - Facilitator's Guide
- The U.S. Electoral System and Progressive Electoral Strategy
- The U.S. Electoral System and Progressive Electoral Strategy - Facilitator's Guide
- Resource Guide: Election 2016 and Beyond
In a year that has seen racist demagogue Donald Trump capture the GOP presidential nomination and democratic socialist Bernie Sanders make a serious bid for the Democratic nod, social justice activists have been discussing electoral engagement and strategy with unprecedented intensity. Tens of thousands of people beyond the activist world are now looking to hold similar conversations.
What accounts for Donald Trump's rise? With Wall Street-friendly hawk Hillary Clinton as his Democratic opponent, is there a way to defeat Trump that will simultaneously strengthen movements for justice, equality and peace? Can the energy unleashed by Bernie Sanders' campaign and movements like Black Lives Matter develop into a durable progressive force that can fight inside and outside electoral politics?
As one contribution to engaging these questions, we have prepared three 20-plus-slide Power Point Presentations covering different aspects of the 2016 election and its political, economic and demographic background. Each is designed to facilitate a two-hour discussion in an organization or an informal group. Each can stand alone or all three can make up a comprehensive series.
For peace with justice,
Linda Burnham, Max Elbaum, Harmony Goldberg, Jason Negron-Gonzales, Tarso Ramos, Bob Wing