David Yamada says, “I think it is fair to claim that the social, economic, and political forces unleashed by the 1980 election led us to the Capitol steps on January 6. Those of us who came of age during the decade of Reagan have spent our entire adult lives in this civic space. To the extent that my own political journey and reflections on that era may give some perspective on our current situation, I share them here.”
This interview with Rebecca Griffin, Director of Field Organizing for Americans for Democratic Action, was conducted by David Jacobs in two parts, the first part in 2021 and the second just a few weeks before press time. The latter conversation includes references to ADA’s voter education and organizing plans for targeted states in the 2022 election cycle and beyond.
Charles Hayes is an independent philosopher, former Dallas police officer, and U.S. Marine Corps veteran whose recent works have taken on difficult topics of racism, violence, and policing in American society. In this essay, he summons scientific research on brain functioning to trace the roots of racism and how we can respond to it.
Dozens of recent union victories at Starbucks stores across the U.S. prompted us to ask Dr. John Logan, a leading labor studies professor and much sought-after expert on employers’ union opposition efforts, for his insights on this resurgence of effective labor organizing.
Dear ADA Members and Friends, Welcome to Issue No. 2 of The American Commentator, the membership magazine of the Americans for Democratic Action Education Fund. It has been some time since Issue No. 1, which appeared before the 2020 election. The reasons for this delay are many, but in essence, they boil down to the challenges […]