A vital and timely discussion of the future of the Democratic Party, Resist and Rebel analyzes the road ahead for the political revolution that was ignited by the presidential run of Bernie Sanders. Jonathan Tasini uses his decades of activism, and his experience as a national surrogate for the Sanders campaign, to show that, despite the 2016 election results, there are in fact countless progressive activists embedded throughout the country who are ready to be part of a rebellion and resistance to the elites, particularly those who have controlled the Democratic Party. Tasini shows how many of these people are already hard at work spreading progressive politics and organizing in every corner of the country. In addition to exploring the failure of the quarter century-long neoliberal focus of the Democratic Party, Resist and Rebel also offers a way forward, showing what a true “progressive” agenda looks like, as well as offering practical advice on how many of today’s young activists can run for office, in order to turn their protests into policy and take back their government.
Jonathan Tasini is a writer, organizational strategist, and an economic and political analyst. He was a national media and event surrogate for Bernie Sanders in the 2016 Democratic primaries. He is a regular commentator on CNN, combining his unique knowledge of policy and politics derived from three decades of analyzing the economy and labor, on-the-ground campaigning, and developing lobbying and organizing campaigns. He is also the author of The Essential Bernie Sanders and His Vision for America, president of the Economic Future Group, and the host of the Working Life podcast. He has been widely published, including in The Wall Street Journal, CNBC, Business Week, Playboy Magazine, the Washington Post, The New York Times, and the Los Angeles Times.