We've Got People: From Jesse Jackson to Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the End of Big Money and the Rise of a Movement

We've Got People: From Jesse Jackson to Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the End of Big Money and the Rise of a Movement

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Overview

We’ve Got People: From Jesse Jackson to Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the End of Big Money and the Rise of a

Movement is the first book-length treatment of the roots and rise of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, tracing the

movement that propelled her back to the 1988 presidential campaign of Jesse Jackson and the Rainbow

Coalition -- a year before she was born. That campaign stunned the Democratic Party by coming within inches

of winning the nomination. One of the few white progressives to endorse the campaign early was Burlington

Mayor Bernie Sanders; Ocasio-Cortez, in 2016, would volunteer for his presidential campaign. Veterans of the

Sanders campaign then formed the organization that recruited Ocasio-Cortez to run for Congress, and backed

her and her squad to the hilt. At every step, the movement was in conflict with the centrist wing of the party,

and the book, jam-packed with new revelations, explores how each shaped each other, and how that 30-year

war shapes the fight playing out today.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781947492370
Publisher: Strong Arm Press
Publication date: 05/28/2019
Pages: 402
Sales rank: 32,815
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Contents

Prologue 7

Book One: The End of Big Money

Chapter 1: Tune Inn 11

Chapter 2: The Beginning of the Rainbow 17

Chapter 3: Pelosi’s Party 29

Chapter 4: The Making of Rahm Emanuel 45

Chapter 5: The Dean Bat 49

Chapter 6: Political Genius 59

Chapter 7: Triple Rainbow 67

Chapter 8: The Dream 89

Chapter 9: Heart Attack 97

Chapter 10: Grandma Hannie 107

Chapter 11: The Public Option 115

Chapter 12: Warren v. Wall Street 139

Chapter 13: The Belt Tightens 151

Chapter 14: Senator Warren 161

Chapter 15: Occupy Washington 173

Book Two: The Rise of a Movement

Chapter 16: Orientation 183

Chapter 17: Uncorked 197

Chapter 18: Obama’s Farewell Gift 205

Chapter 19: Two Nations, Indivisible 209

Chapter 20: Dead Enders 217

Chapter 21: Mrs. Hayes 229

Chapter 22: Primaries Matter 235

Chapter 23: The Zeal of the Converted 239

Chapter 24: The Year of the Woman 243

Chapter 25: Betomania 261

Chapter 26: AOC 269

Chapter 27: Which Side Are You On? 287

Chapter 28: Brett 291

Chapter 29: The Green Dream 301

Epilogue 311

Acknowledgments 315

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