What American Progressives Can Learn from Conservatives

In this clip, Marcy Westerling answers the question, "What lessons can progressive organizations draw from their conservative counterparts?" Westerling, a 2010 Open Society Fellow, is the founder of the Rural Organizing Project, a pioneering social-justice group that combats discrimination and violence in small communities across Oregon.

Her fellowship project will take her to Colorado, Idaho, Washington, and Nebraska, where she will “map” progressive infrastructure—from religious groups and public libraries to social-service agencies and civil rights coalitions—with the aim of revitalizing the movement for social justice and slowing the breakdown of our civic institutions.

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