A friend writes: “I have a small book club reading Runaway Inequality as part of our Indivisible Suffragists Group. We will finish the first week in November. What should our next steps be? There are four of us.”
We asked some Reversing Runaway Inequality trainers for their suggestions.
Margarita Hernandez said: “There is a huge tax fight right now that folks should plug into. It’s not enough they learn about runaway inequality but now it’s time for them to step up to fight back. Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders talk about the plan in a video here.
She should try to do short presentations at her local community groups about runaway inequality and ask folks to plug into the tax fight.”
Cesar Leyva added: “I agree with Margarita about the Take on Wall Street. It’s a very clear and easy ask of folks.
She should try to spin off an umbrella group in her town that deals with economic justice and the fight to reverse runaway inequality. She can hold monthly meetings, potluck, movie nights, lobby visits, etc.
We should also get her the one-hour video of your demo in Wilmington, NC. (Here it is.)”
But reading is also taking action. I think that she also needs to keep her book club reading. If we are going to have a better future, we need to imagine it. And there are few better ways to do so than engaging in serious reading and thinking about it. There are lots of books out there right now. Matthew Desmond, Evicted. Elisabeth Rosenthal, An American Sickness.Jane Mayer, Dark Money. Etc. And these are only the ones I have been looking at recently. The list goes on and on. People who read together, resist together!”