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aaknopf:

Your outrage and your commitment are needed: Robert Reich illustrates his plan to move the country forward. Beyond Outrage is available in three newly-expanded editions, all of which include illustrations by the author: a paperback original, ebook, and enhanced ebook (featuring five videos). For a preview, take a look at the slideshow.

robertreich:

How will you get beyond the outrage? Share your ideas, actions, and long-term goals on Tumblr and Twitter using the hashtag #BEYONDOUTRAGE or on my Facebook page.

robertreich:

How will you get beyond the outrage? Share your ideas, actions, and long-term goals on Tumblr and Twitter using the hashtag #BEYONDOUTRAGE or on my Facebook page.

robertreich:

What are the three demographic groups whose electoral impact is growing fastest? Hispanics, women, and young people. Who are Republicans pissing off the most? Latinos, women, and young people.

It’s almost as if the GOP can’t help itself.

Start with Hispanic voters, whose electoral heft keeps…

robertreich:

Tweet Bill O’Reilly (@oreillyfactor) and tell him to man up and debate me.

#BEYONDOUTRAGE

aaknopf:

robertreich:

Get beyond the outrage.

YES.

robertreich:

BEYOND OUTRAGE: THE GENERAL ELECTION OF 2012 STARTS TODAY

The general election of 2012 starts today. 

We need to do everything we can to make sure Barack Obama is reelected president. But we also need to mobilize for the long haul — beyond Election Day. We need to fuel a movement to take back our economy and our democracy.

Presidential elections can draw peoples’ attention to larger challenges facing our nation, but they can also be distracting. The media focus on the game — who’s up and who’s down, and which political strategies are winning or losing — rather than on the big issues. Campaigns are also geared to winning on Election Day, not to building long-term strategies and movements for fundamental change.

I’ve been involved in public life, off and on, for over forty years. I’ve served under three presidents. When not in office I’ve done my share of organizing and rabble-rousing, along with teaching, speaking, and writing about what I know and what I believe. I have never been as concerned as I am now about the future of our democracy, the corrupting effects of big money in our politics, the stridency and demagoguery of the regressive right, and the accumulation of wealth and power at the very top.

We are perilously close to losing an economy and a democracy that work for everyone, and replacing them with an economy and government that exist mainly for a few wealthy and powerful people.

That’s why I’ve written an ebook called “Beyond Outrage” (see the attached video). You have every reason to be outraged. Moral outrage is the prerequisite for social change. But you also need to move beyond outrage and take action. The regressive forces seeking to move our nation backwards must not be allowed to triumph.

The point of “Beyond Outrage” is to help you focus on what needs to be done and how you can do it, and to encourage you not to feel bound by what’s politically possible this year or next. You need to understand why the stakes are so high, and why your participation – now and in the future – is so important.

In my experience, nothing good happens in Washington unless good people outside Washington become mobilized, organized, and energized to make it happen. Nothing worth changing in America will actually change unless you and others like you are committed to achieving that change.

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