By Margaret Flowers and Kevin Zeese. While some people are calling 2016 the worst year ever, we are optimistic that we are on track for transformational change. Of course there are significant challenges ahead, but there are also important opportunities. We knew all along that no matter who won the elections this year, they would be plutocrats, and we, the people, would have to organize and resist. If we look at the big picture, 2016 was a time of progress in political education, movement building and reaching national consensus. These are all elements that are necessary in successful social movements. If we continue to make progress in the years ahead, then our work collectively will have a greater long-term impact than the incoming administration and Congress.
By Popular Resistance. Between now and the inauguration on January 20, use this simple tool to write a letter to the editor about the importance of people taking action to change the political culture in the United States from one that serves the wealthy to one that works for all of us. We are calling for No Honeymoon for the next administration and Congress. Let people in your community know that there is a growing movement in the United States for economic, racial and environmental justice and peace. It’s time for us to rise together to make it so!