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Runaway Inequality, Les Leopold. Dark Money, Jane Mayer. Corruption in America, Zephyr Teachout. Why Leaders Eat Last, Simon Sinek. Republic, Lost, Lawrence Lessig.
All progressive legislation is held hostage by corruption in Congress, state legislatures, and local government. These institutions will never pass universal health care, stop climate change, overhaul our criminal justice system, or any of the other changes we want until we rid ourselves of money in politics. Even progressives we work hard to elect are often corrupted by the time they have been in office for a few years, because our political system rewards greed and destroys those who refuse to play by the big donor rules. How do we break out of this vicious cycle? Come to a training session by The Incorruptibles, a group that is building a deep bench of progressives who will fight and win the real battle happening in our country, the battle over who controls our government and economy, the 1% or the rest of us. You will see a condensed version of how The Incorruptibles trains candidates in the history of corruption and how it unites all our disparate goals, the systemic changes necessary, and the nitty-gritty details of how progressive values are eroded by our political climate.