• All Politics Is Local

  • Why Progressives Must Fight for the States
  • By: Meaghan Winter
  • Narrated by: Meaghan Winter
  • Length: 10 hrs and 8 mins
  • 4.9 out of 5 stars (20 ratings)

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By: Meaghan Winter
Narrated by: Meaghan Winter
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Democrats have largely ceded control of state governments to the GOP, allowing them to rig our political system and undermine democracy itself.

After the 2016 election, Republicans had their largest majority in the states since 1928, controlling legislative chambers in 32 states and governor offices in 33. They also held both chambers of Congress and the presidency despite losing the popular vote. What happened?

Meaghan Winter shows how the Democratic Party and left-leaning political establishment have spent the past several decades betting it all on the very risky and increasingly foolhardy strategy of abandoning the states to focus on federal races.

For the American public, the fallout has been catastrophic. At the behest of their corporate patrons, Republican lawmakers have diminished employee protections and healthcare access and thwarted action on climate change. Voting rights are being dismantled, and even the mildest gun safety measures are being blocked.

Taking us to three key battlegrounds - in Missouri, Florida, and Colorado - Winter reveals that robust state and local politics are the lifeblood of democracy and the only lasting building block of political power.

©2019 Meaghan Winter (P)2019 Hachette Audio

Critic Reviews

"In this rousing debut...Winter's account is well-reported and reasonable...With its emphasis on the power of long-term organization and incremental change, this book will speak deeply to aspiring activists." (Publishers Weekly)

"Winter shows through deeply researched storytelling how progressives can win and keep winning: start with issues that matter in people's everyday lives, build infrastructure that can win on the local level, and grow our power from the ground up-not from DC down." (Sara Nelson, president of the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA, AFL-CIO)

"A timely, urgent call for political engagement." (Kirkus Reviews)

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A fantastic, must-read book

"All Politics is Local" is a fantastic book—an extensive look into how the real business of politics happens. If you ever wanted a window into how politics gets done on a local level and what the ramifications are nationwide, this is the book for you.

I can't recommend this book enough for those who are frustrated with the state of progressive politics today. Read this book and arm your self with knowledge of the process. With the info in this fabulously written and researched book, change can happen—Bravo to Meaghan Winter.

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Sustainable Paths

Great book. It helped me to see things in my state that are worthy of a deeper look. The narration is a plus.