Activism

Is outrage the new addiction?

It used to be I caught up on my friends’ and relatives’ headlines thru Facebook but lately I find myself absorbing the toxicity of the latest, subtle addiction to grab hold of our nation: perpetual outrage. Sometime in the last year Facebook went from a platform for posting family photos Read more…

By stefaniecoxe, ago
Activism

The Left must disavow Anarchists

The Left must disavow Anarchists. Not because of a false equivalency with white supremacists, but because their tactics are completely counterproductive. What’s the purpose of a rally? Showing politicians a broad base of support for policies? Persuading voters watching from home to join them in pressuring their elected officials? Showing Read more…

By stefaniecoxe, ago
Activism

Attacking middle-class white men for not being good (environmentalist/feminist/sensitive/etc) enough is not a winning electoral strategy.

Reeling from a Trump Presidency, some liberals are further alienating the very voters needed to swing the country left.  A couple of weeks ago, Josh Barro wrote a kick-ass piece for Business Insider, “Liberals can win again if they stop being so annoying and fix their ‘hamburger problem’”, which in Read more…

By stefaniecoxe, ago
Activism

Be an Activist, not a Wacktavist!

Politicians live in a world of competing interests from thousands of different constituents. Effective activists – from the late Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. to Gay Marriage advocates – know that to rise to the top and be taken seriously, they must build political relationships and capital, and maintain credibility.  Read more…

By stefaniecoxe, ago