FRANCES FOX PIV­EN writes about move­ments and Amer­i­can pol­i­tics. Her books include Poor People’s Move­ments and Chal­leng­ing Author­i­ty: How Ordi­nary Peo­ple Change Amer­i­ca.LOR­RAINE C. MIN­NITE teach­es at Rut­gers Uni­ver­si­ty Cam­den. She is a nation­al expert on vot­er sup­pres­sion in Amer­i­can politics.
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Why Democrats and Movements Need Each Other
The Democrats are not just gaining voters. They are gaining activists determined to transform the party.