Organizing for Social Change 



Now in its fourth edition, here is the comprehensive manual for grassroots organizers working for social, racial, environmental and economic justice at the local, state and national levels. Since 1973 the Midwest Academy has trained more than 30,000 activists in progressive organizations, unions, and faith-based groups. This Midwest Academy Manual for Activists is central to its training programs and seminars, and it provides an invaluable reference source for organizers throughout their careers. Also included are anecdotes about a wide variety of real organizations working on issues concerning labor, the environment, health care, racism, immigration, peace, religion, energy, public campaign financing and more. Whatever the progressive cause, this is the manual that can help guide organizers and ensure that they continue to reach their goals with efficiency and dignity. USE IT AND ORGANIZE!

People power can still trump the power of big money. This book will tell you how to organize that power.
—Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky

In the hands of young organizers, this book has helped to build strategic campaigns, provide best practices and develop the next generation of leaders.
—Gregory Cendana, President 2009-10, United States Student Association (USSA)

Organizing for Social Change 4th Edition is required reading for anyone who thinks regular folks (not politicians, officials, or other self-anointed saviors) must be the engine for social change.
—Joel Davison Harden, Registrar, Labour College of Canada 

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