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Beyond Bernie: Electoral Strategy for an Independent Left

Organizing Upgrade pulled together leaders and activists from many of the most important movements of the left electoral upsurge to discuss both short- and long-term electoral strategy. The recent resurgence of electoral engagement amongst the social movement and party left in the US is inspiring and full of potential, but still lacks a shared strategy across the groups leading the charge.

The Post-Midterm Political Landscape and Its Strategic Implications

The 2018 Mid-Terms changed the landscape and set the stage for the intense political warfare that lies ahead. This page offers a collection of articles and interviews posted on Organizing Upgrade that assess the election results, dig deep for insights and lessons from some of the most dynamic campaigns and offer ideas on strategy from now through 2020 and beyond.

Luke Elliott-Negri
Democratic Socialist and self-described "Bernie guy" Luke Elliott-Negri argues that even if Bernie loses the primary, we must do...
The Editors
Organizing Upgrade's editorial collective on the mass shootings in Gilroy and El Paso and responsibility of left organizers to...
Glenn Perusek
Ohio has traditionally been seen as a crucial swing state, but a closer look reveals that other states should...

The Rainbow Debates

This summer, Organizing Upgrade hosted an online discussion with veterans of the Rainbow Coalition to revisit the history of this dynamic left political experiment and elaborate the strategic questions posed by their experiences for today’s left organizers.