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Tying the Not

December 23, 2008

Tying the Not

How the Right Succeeded in Passing Proposition 8

The Right used misinformation campaign and built unlikely alliances that took years of planning, dating back to at least the mid-1990s to win passage of the anti-gay marriage Proposition 8 in California. Its campaign also reveals a shrewd, media-savvy, well-funded and well-organized grassroots movement that understood California's complex geographic and political landscape. But progressives are making a mistake if they paint Prop 8 supporters as simple "haters," writes Surina Khan, Public Eye editorial board member who is Vice President of Programs for the Women's Foundation of California, and a former Political Research Associates researcher. Read more...

The New Fascists

Public Eye editor Abby Scher interviews PE writer Spencer Sunshine about how National-Anarchists and other fascists paint themselves in progressive colors to win adherents, and what progressives are doing about it. - Listen

Read Sunshine's "Rebranding Fascism: National-Anarchists" from the Winter Public Eye here.

Building for the Future

Now that the election is over, what should be done to harness the energy and commitment of the tens of thousands of young people who worked phone banks and braved the cold to knock on doors? The answer rests, in part, on our collective ability to invest in youth organizing. Supriya Pillai, the Political Research Associates' board chairwoman and Executive Director of the Funders' Collaborative on Youth Organizing, charts a direction in this commentary for the Nation. Read more...

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