Though most prattling pundits don’t seem to notice, grassroots organizing makes all the difference in high-stakes elections where we fight for every vote. Convergence and The Forge reached out to organizers whose intense and persistent work at the base—within and beyond the election cycle—played a crucial role in blocking the red wave this year. We asked them what worked, what didn’t, where we need to keep our focus for the fight ahead. You can read the first two sets of responses here. This installment features:
- How Tipped Workers Won in DC—Nikolas Schiller and Matthew Hanson
- Community Change Action—Grecia Lima
- Pennsylvania United—Sam Smith
Featured image: Volunteer canvassers from Metro DC DSA, working Ward 8 in support of I82 to end the sub-minimum wage for tipped workers. Photo courtesy of the DC Committee to Build a Better Restaurant Industry.