WHAT WE DO NOW: Standing Up for Your Values in Trump's America

WHAT WE DO NOW: Standing Up for Your Values in Trump's America


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The election of Donald Trump to be the 45th President of the United States of America shocked and dismayed progressives across the country. What We Do Now, a collection of passionate manifestos by some of the country's leading progressives, aims to provide a blueprint for how those stunned progressives can move forward. Its powerful contributions -- from economists, environmentalists, activists, artists, politicians, and novelists -- will offer encouragement and guidance to practicing constitutionally protected acts of resistance throughout the unprecedented upcoming administration.

Among the contributors are Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, Gloria Steinem, Paul Krugman, Robert B. Reich, George Saunders and Dave Eggers as well the heads of the ACLU, the NAACP, the Sierra Club, the Arab American Association, the National GLBTQ Task Force, the Freedom of the Press Association, and other prominent activists.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781612196596
Publisher: Melville House Publishing
Publication date: 01/03/2017
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 1,216,719
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.25(h) x 0.65(d)

About the Author

Essays by:
Gloria Steinem, feminist leader
Senator Bernie Sanders
Senator Elizabeth Warren
Paul Krugman, Nobel Prize-winning writer
Robert B. Reich, former Secretary of Labor
Dave Eggers, novelist
George Lakoff, cognitive linguist
George Saunders, novelist
Anthony Romero, ACLU head
Cornell William Brooks, NAACP head
Cristina Jimenez, United We Dream head
Katrina vanden Heuvel, publisher of The Nation
Linda Sarsour, Arab American Association head
Michael Brune, Sierra Club head
Bill McKibben, environmentalist
Ilhan Omar, first Somali-American legislator
Allan Lichtman, Georgetown U prof and "Professor Predictor"
Brittany Packnett, Campaign Zero head
Ilyse Hogue, NARAL head
M. Dove Kent, head of Jews For Racial & Economic Justice
Mara Keisling, head of National Center for Transgender Equality
Rea Carey, National GLBTQ Task Force head
Rabbi Sharon Kleinbaum
Trevor Timm, head of Freedom of the Press Foundation
David Cole, ACLU National Legal Director
Nato Thompson, art activist
John R. MacArthur, publisher of Harper's Magazine
Edited by: Dennis Johnson and Valerie Merians

Table of Contents

Introduction Dennis Johnson ix

1 Setting a New Liberal Agenda

Where Do We Go from Here? Bernie Sanders 5

Remarks to the AFL-CIO Executive Council Elizabeth Warren 11

The Way to Stop Trump David Cole 19

2 Racial Justice

Evolving Trump's America into the Other America We Love Cornell William Brooks 29

White People: What Is Your Plan for the Trump Presidency? Brittany Packnett 35

3 Immigration

We Are All Emigrants Ilhan Omar 45

Undocumented and #HereToStay Cristina Jiménez 51

4 Women's Rights

Welcome to the Resistance! Gloria Steinem 59

Now Is the Time to Double Down on Women's Leadership Ilyse Hogue 67

5 Civil Liberties

We Will Defend the Constitution Against President Trump Anthony D. Romero 75

How to Combat Donald Trump's Dangerous Threats to a Free Press Trevor Timm 79

6 Climate Change

Donald Trump Is Betting Against All Odds on Climate Change Bill McKibben 87

Protecting Our Planet Michael Brune 91

7 Religious Freedom

The Ultimate Wake-up Call Linda Sarsour 99

Post-Election Sermon Rabbi Sharon Kleinbaum 105

How Our Fear Can Be Turned into a Powerful Movement M. Dove Kent 111

8 Economics

Thoughts for the Horrified Paul Krugman 123

The First 100 Days Resistance Agenda Robert B. Reich 127

How to Make Blue States Blue Again John R. MacArthur 131

9 LGBTQ Rights

You Are Not Alone Rea Carey 139

Fighting Forward Mara Keisling 143

10 Media

Media Malpractice 2016 Katrina vanden Heuvel 149

On Polls, the Media, and Rebuilding the Democratic Party Allan J. Lichtman 153

The Braindead Megaphone George Saunders 161

11 Reframing the Message

What the Media Can Do George Lakoff 173

Artists and Social Justice 2016-2020 Nato Thompson 183


None of the Old Rules Apply: Travels Through Post-Election America Dave Eggers 191

Acknowledgments 193

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