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Power Concedes Nothing book cover

Power Concedes Nothing: How Grassroots Organizing Wins Elections

Edited by Linda Burnham, Max Elbaum, and Maria Poblet

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Reviews

John Bachtell in People’s World, October 5, 2022:
New book, ‘Power Concedes Nothing,’ collects insights from on-the-ground electoral organizers

Martin J. Bennet in Democratic Left, September 8, 2022:
To Win the Midterms and Beyond

Peter Olney in The Washington Spectator, August 31, 2022:
Power Concedes Nothing: How Grassroots Organizing Wins Elections

Ben Chin in The Forge, July 19, 2022:
What Does ‘Grassroots’ Mean?

Randy Shaw in Beyond Chron, July 5, 2022:
New Book Offers Roadmap to Democratic Wins in November

Ted Glick, on Ted Glick – Writer, Speaker – Activist- Progressive, July 1, 2022:
Si, Se Puede on November 8

James Mumm, posted on substack from Social Policy, Summer 2022:  
You Are Being Called to Greatness in the Face of the Apocalypse

Eleanor Bader, in The Progressive, April 13, 2022:
The Fight Against the Right

Podcasts and Other Media

Max Elbaum, Co-Editor of Power Concedes Nothing, is interviewed about the book and the midterm results on Leaonard Lopate at Large on WBAI Radio, November 12, 2022:
Leonard Lopate at Large: Power Concedes Nothing

Max Elbaum, Co-Editor of Power Concedes Nothing, is interviewed about the book and the midterm elections by Bill Resnick on the Old Mole Variety Hour on KBOIO Community Radio in Portland, Oregon, November 7, 2022:
Vote! How Electoral Work and Movement Building Complement Each Other

Max Elbaum, Co-Editor of Power Concedes Nothing, and Rose Mendelsohn, Co-Author of the chapter “Fight the Right, Build the Left: Seed the Vote’s Work in 2020,” are interviewed by Elena Klaver on Radio KGNU in Denver/Boulder Colorado, November 1, 2022:
Hemispheres: Power Concedes Nothing

Linda Burnham, Co-Editor of Power Concedes Nothing, highlights the work of two of the groups featured in the book, Black Voters Matter and UNITE HERE, in The Nation, on October 12, 2022.
The Future of Democracy Depends on the Ground Game

David Duhalde, author of the chapter “Democratic Socialists and the US Presidency in the Neoliberal Era,” talks with Ben Chin of the Maine Beacon, September 30, 2022.
David Duhalde discusses how grassroots organizing can win elections

Linda Burnham, Co-Editor of Power Concedes Nothing, talks with Steven Pitts and Lauren Jacobs, on Black Work Talk, September 22, 2022.
Linda Burnham on ‘Power Concedes Nothing’

Ryan Cooper and Alexi the Greek interview David Duhalde, author of the chapter “Democratic Socialists and the U.S. Presidency in the Neoliberal Era,” in Socialist Forum, Summer 2022:
The State of American Socialism 

Published Excerpts

An excerpt from the chapter “Change a State and Shock a Nation: Georgia in the 2020 Elections,” an interview of Cliff Albright, Beth Howard, Adelina Nicholls, and Nsé Ufot conducted by Linda Burnham, in Portside, October 3, 2022:
Grassroots Voices: How We Won Georgia

An excerpt from the chapter “Building and Transforming Power: Lessons from the 2020 Elections,” by Alicia Garza, in In These Times, September 27, 2022:
The Left Should Double Down on Electoral Organizing

An excerpt from the chapter, “Fight the Right, Build the Left: Seed the Vote,” with an interview of Seed the Vote’s Rose Mendelsohn by Sandra Hinson, in Convergence, July 12, 2022: 
Power Concedes Nothing Preview: Seed the Vote 

An excerpt from the chapter “Black Voters in 2020” in which Karl Kumodzi moderated a conversation among Sendolo Diaminah, Arisha Hatch, Mondale Robinson and Thenjiwe McHarris, in Convergence, June 1, 2022:
Power Concedes Nothing Preview: Black Voters in 2020

The Introduction to Power Concedes Nothing by Linda Burnham, Max Elbaum and María Poblet, in The Public Eye, published by Political Research Associates (PRA), May 11, 2022:
2020 Was an Extraordinary Year

An excerpt from the chapter “The Fight for Democracy in Michigan,” with an interview of We the People Michigan’s Art Reyes III by Marcy Rein, in Convergence, May 4, 2022:
Power Concedes Nothing Preview: Michigan

An interview with UNITE HERE’s Mario Yedidia, Stephanie Greenlea, and Diana Valles by Marcy Rein, with an excerpt from the chapter “UNITE HERE: Drawing on Our Knowledge, Fighting for Our Future,” in Convergence, April 13, 2022:
Power Concedes Nothing Preview: UNITE HERE