Veteran organizer Marshall Ganz on the dehumanizing effects of the 'relentless nightmare of marketing in texting, in repetitive ads, [and] mind-numbing email driven ersatz urgency.'
Thanks, Micah. Posted your piece for my fellow California grassroots activists who are forming a statewide collective to help pour blue grassroots energy into 10 target Congressional districts: 3 Holds, 5 Flips, and 2 Stretches.
Ganz is right about the insulting commodification that tells volunteers and voters they only have transient, transactional value. And faux "relational" organizing doesn't change that dynamic. Given all the perverse incentives built into all parts of the system, this only gets solved at the grassroots level by people who know there is a better way. We will prevail.