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Marshall Ganz

Doves, Serpents and the Iowa Primary

Marshall Ganz | Posted 02.02.2017 | Politics
Marshall Ganz

Republicans have been far more successful in translating the "idealism," driving their base into real public policy, while the more "pragmatic" Democrats generally tack farther and farther to the right. Why the asymmetry?

What Is Next After the Gates/Buffett Giving Pledge? Building Generosity Networks

Jeffrey Walker | Posted 09.17.2013 | Impact
Jeffrey Walker

I believe that the big opportunity is more than just money. Concentrating on connecting serious passionate people to others with similar areas of philanthropic interest, such as educational reform, global health, and nutrition, will produce more long lasting, positive change.

A Popular Movement For Higher Taxes? Now There's a Story

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 08.31.2013 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

Change is possible. There's a strong alignment between the interests and desires of most voters and those of small and medium-sized businesses. People overwhelmingly support increasing tax contributions from large corporations.

WATCH: The Myth of the 'Free Market'

Bill Moyers | Posted 07.08.2013 | Politics
Bill Moyers

In my conversation with Marshall Ganz, the veteran activist and organizer challenges the notion of the 'free market' as an effective way to address our economic, political, and moral issues. Instead, he proposes more collaborative solutions.

The Grassroots Do It

Maurice Jourdane | Posted 11.12.2012 | Politics
Maurice Jourdane

On Nov. 6, Election Day, thousands of volunteers, young, middle-aged and old, walked streets across the country until the polls closed. They put work, school, and their families on hold to join a grassroots effort to show that America includes all people, not just the rich.

Marshall Ganz, Obama's 2008 Organizer-in-Chief, On the Moral Urgency of Occupy Wall Street

Matt Bieber | Posted 01.14.2012 | Politics
Matt Bieber

In the early 1960s, Marshall Ganz dropped out of Harvard to join the Civil Rights Movement. He then spent 16 years working with César Chávez. During the 2008 presidential campaign, he architected Barack Obama's organizing effort.

Top Obama Campaign Aide: 'How Obama Lost His Voice, And How He Can Get It Back'

latimes.com | Marshall Ganz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

President Obama entered office wrapped in a mantle of moral leadership. His call for change was rooted in values that had long been eclipsed in our pu...

Former Campaign Aide Criticizes Obama on Organizing

Ari Melber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ari Melber

The arguments of former loyalists like Graham-Felsen are striking because they not only appeal to the idealism of the Obama campaign, they also press blunt warnings about the president's political survival.

Be a Real Progressive: Take a Teapartier to Lunch

Lorelei Kelly | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lorelei Kelly

Progressives need to create a situation where we suspend our opinions and judgments in order to be able to listen to each other. Most of us are tired of hearing each other's opinions. Could we actually have some real dialogue?

Obama's America: What Is Economic Growth For?

Derek Shearer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Derek Shearer

Unfortunately, while Obama's words are bold, he acts cautiously when it comes to actual reforms that are necessary to create this new foundation for economic growth.

Obama Organizing Advisers Rap Health Care Push

Ari Melber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ari Melber

It does seem like the August doldrums are renewing the progressive appetite for pushing Obama -- even the House Progressive Caucus is starting to channel its inner Evan Bayh and actually threaten to withhold votes.

Part II - Why Arts Education is a Matter of Social Justice and Why it will Save the World

Lucia Brawley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lucia Brawley

Culture has always been among America's greatest exports. And, "The arts can be life-saving and life-affirming for young people who have been discarded by the culture."

Cesar Chavez at the Root of Obama's Campaign: Grassroots Latino Voter Outreach

Randy Shaw | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Randy Shaw

If Barack Obama's campaign wins on November 4th, LA should be identified as the birthplace of the grassroots voter outreach strategy that dramatically changed the political course of the US.