Power can be used for good or ill.
Congressional Republicans, in both the House of Representatives and the Senate, have expanded their use of power, and have grown their power to both stop President Obama and the will of the American people at the expense of the nation.
It is part of our responsibility as progressives to understand power and to use it for the good of the country and the good of our people.
We progressives need more power to push for policies that will expand the middle class instead of shrinking it, lift our economy out of depression, and overcome the will and greed of the financial elite.
The only way average people can build more power and do good things is by organizing, combining the strength of our numbers, to overcome the power of money held by the financial elite.
Please order a copy of my new book Playing Bigger Than You Are: A Life in Organizing to learn more about power and organizing.
Stewart Acuff is America’s best-known and foremost labor organizer. He is the former organizing Director of the AFL-CIO. Acuff has also written two books: Playing Bigger Than You Are: A Life in Organizing, and Getting America Back to Work, coauthored by Dr. Richard Levins.Tags: acuff, Playing BIgger Than You Are, Playing Bigger Than You Are: A Life in Organizing, politics, power, prounion, stewart acuff, stewartacuff, Union