Grassroots Skills

What Made Reagan’s Coalition?

What Made Reagan’s Coalition?

Presidents’ Day has passed, but that doesn’t mean we have to stop reflecting on the legacy of some of our country’s greatest presidents. We know that coalition building is key to some of the most successful presidencies. In part, it’s what makes groundbreaking...
Deciphering Legislation: How to Read a Bill

Deciphering Legislation: How to Read a Bill

Rachel Burgin has plenty of firsthand experience—she’s a former Florida state representative who has spent years working in local, state and national government. Check the Facebook Live that Burgin did in front of the U.S. Capitol to hear her share some of her top...
4 Ways Not to Get Spooked in Your Activism

4 Ways Not to Get Spooked in Your Activism

It takes more than a strong grasp of the issues to be effective in activism. Whether you’re door knocking, phone banking, delivering your elevator pitch or recruiting, the common denominator in these activities is this: Courage. It can be scary to talk to people...
How to Recruit Activists — and Keep Them

How to Recruit Activists — and Keep Them

Very few things in history were accomplished alone. After all, activism is a team sport. Here are a few tips for recruiting — and keeping — activists for your cause.   Create a sense of community: The job of an activist can be a lonely one — but it doesn’t have to be....