We follow a common Grand Strategy to reach our strategic objective of political equality for all people. The Grand Strategy enables autonomous local teams and individual volunteers to take independent action within a unified strategic framework.
the grand strategy
We are pursuing an ambitious and morally imperative strategy to build a mass movement of civil resistance that can push through fundamental reform to repair our corrupt political system. But with the devastating results of the 2016 election and an aggressively anti-democratic Republican Party now in control of the White House, Congress, and 2/3 of state legislatures, there is some serious groundwork to be done.
From now until the 2018 midterm elections, we will be focusing on defending American democracy from Trump and the GOP's blatant attacks, while at the same time, forcing the Democratic Party to break with Big Money and represent everyday people. We will build a 50-state nonviolent army of volunteer leaders across the country to drive these two strategic components, using public protest, civil disobedience, local trainings, local organizing, and creative nonviolent actions.
The goal of this first phase of the strategy is to help create the necessary conditions to elect a wave of progressive, pro-reform candidates into Congress and state legislatures across the country. Once we've transformed the political landscape—either after 2018 or 2020—we will mobilize our grassroots movement in a massive and sustained national civil resistance campaign, aimed at forcing Congress and the President to enact our reform agenda.