All Politics Is Local: Why Progressives Must Fight for the States

All Politics Is Local: Why Progressives Must Fight for the States

by Meaghan Winter

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Overview

Democrats have largely ceded control of state governments to the GOP, allowing them to rig our political system and undermine democracy itself.


After the 2016 election, Republicans had their largest majority in the states since 1928, controlling legislative chambers in thirty-two states and governor offices in thirty-three. They also held both chambers of Congress and the presidency despite losing the popular vote. What happened?


Meaghan Winter shows how the Democratic Party and left-leaning political establishment have spent the past several decades betting it all on the very risky and increasingly foolhardy strategy of abandoning the states to focus on federal races.


For the American public, the fallout has been catastrophic. At the behest of their corporate patrons, Republican lawmakers have diminished employee protections and healthcare access and thwarted action on climate change. Voting rights are being dismantled, and even the mildest gun safety measures are being blocked.


Taking us to three key battlegrounds—in Missouri, Florida, and Colorado—Winter reveals that robust state and local politics are the lifeblood of democracy and the only lasting building block of political power.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781568588384
Publisher: PublicAffairs
Publication date: 10/01/2019
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 786,841
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

Meaghan Winter has written for many publications, including New York Magazine, Bloomberg Businessweek, Cosmopolitan, Essence, the Believer, Slate, and The Best Magazine Writing. She lives in New York City.

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