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RESOURCES 

Run for Something

Are you ready to throw your hat in the ring? Let Run for Something help you get started. Run for Something will recruit and support talented, passionate young candidates who will advocate for progressive values. Learn more.

NATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS AND INITIATIVES
 
  • Emerge America: Build the Bench
    Emerge America's Build the Bench program trains Democratic women to run for office and win at all levels.

     


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  • Media Matters for America - Take Action
    Media Matters for America is a media watchdog group dedicated to exposing the damage done to our democracy by right wing outlets like InfoWars, Breitbart and Fox.

     

  • MoveOn.org
    MoveOn is the largest independent, progressive, digitally connected organizing group in the United States.

     


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  • Regulations.gov: Your Voice in Federal Decision-Making
    Submit your comments and let your voice be heard as our federal government crafts regulations that affect Americans.

     


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  • Swing Left
    Find your closest Swing District and join its team to learn about actionable opportunities to support Democrats in that district, no matter where you live.



     

 
STATE AND LOCAL ORGANIZATIONS AND INITIATIVES

  • Activate Virginia
    Activate Virginia supports Democratic candidates and fights campaign corruption.

     


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MORE TOOLS AND RESOURCES

  • Virginia KOS - staying on top of Virginia politics.

  • Demlist - DemList is a FREE national daily political column, calendar, and resource site for Democratic activists, leaders, party committees, supporters and allies.

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BOOK AND FILM RECOMMENDATIONS

Book and Film Recommendations

We hope you enjoy the WCDC Book Club's archived list of recommended books and films. Although we retired the Selection of the Month feature in 2021, we believe you will find that these selections provide great insight into Democratic causes and the people who carry on the work of making this a better America for us all.

2020 Book Selections

2020 December: A Promised Land by Barack Obama

2020 November: What Were We Thinking by Carlos Lozada

2020 October: Twilight of Democracy by Anne Applebaum

2020 September: Hoax by Brian Stelter

2020 August: Too Much and Never Enough by Mary L. Trump

2020 July: The Room Where It Happened by John Bolton

2020 June: The End of White Politics by Zerlina Maxwell

2020 May: Promises to Keep by Joe Biden

2020 April: A Citizen's Guide to Beating Donald Trump  by David Plouffe

2020 March: Capital and Ideology by Thomas Piketty

2020 February: A Very Stable Genius by Philip Rucker & Carol Leonnig

2020 January: I Can't Breathe by Matt Taibbi

2019 Book Selections

2019 December: A Warning by Anonymous

2019 November: No selection

2018 October: The Immoral Majority by Ben Howe

2019 September: A Lot of People are Saying by Rosenblum & Muirhead

2019 August: American Carnage by Tim Alberta

2019 July: It's Time to Fight Dirty by David Faris

2019 June: Moneyland by Oliver Bullough

2019 May: The Apprentice by Greg Miller

2019 April: Moral Politics by George Lakoff

2019 March: Fantasyland: How America Went Haywire by Kurt Andersen

2019 February: The Fifth Risk by Michael Lewis

2019 January: Factfulness by Hans Rosling

2018 Book Selections

2018 Dec/Jan: The Shock Doctrine by Naomi Klein

2018 Jan/Feb: Collusion by Luke Harding

2018 Feb/Mar: Russian Roulette by Michael Isikoff and David Corn

2018 Mar/Apr: A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies and Leadership by James Comey 

2018 Apr/May: The Age of American Unreason in a Culture of Lies by Susan Jacoby

2018 May/Jun: Facts and Fears: Hard Truths froma Life in Intelligence by James R. Clapper
 

2018 Jun/Jul: Democracy in Chains by Nancy McLean

2018 Jul/Aug: Drawdown edited by Paul Hawken

 

2018 Aug/Sep: Fear by Bob Woodward

2018 Sep/Oct: Good and Mad by Rebecca Traister


2018 Oct/Nov: Mr. Trump's Wild Ride by Major Garrett
 


2017 Book Selections

2017 January: Dark Money: The Hidden History of the Billionaires Behind the Rise of the Radical Right, by Jane Mayer
 

2017 February: Divide: American Injustice in the Age of the Wealth Gap, by Matt Taibbi

2017 March: Deer Hunting With Jesus: Dispatches from America's Class War, by Joe Bageant

2017 April: Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis, by J.D. Vance

2017 May: Men Without Work: America's Invisible Crisis, by Nicholas Eberstadt

2017 June: The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness, by Michelle Alexander

2017 July: This Fight is Our Fight: The Battle to Save America's Middle Class, by Elizabeth Warren

2017 August: We Do Our Part: Toward a Fairer and More Equal America, by Charles Peters

2017 September: Shattered: Inside Hillary Clinton's Doomed Campaign, by Jonathan Allen and Amie Parnes

2017 October: Giant of the Senate, by Al Franken

2017 November: What Happened, by Hillary Rodham Clinton

2017 December: Democracy in Chains: A Deep History of the Radical Right's Stealth Plan for America, by Nancy MacLean

 

2020 Film Selections

2019 December : What the Constitution Means to Me

2019 November: Knock Down the House

2019 October: Unfit

2019 September: Boy's State

2019 August: John Lewis: Good Trouble
 

2019 July: The Other Side

2019 June: Becoming

2019 May: Crip Camp

2019 April: After Truth
 

2019 March: I Voted?
 

2019 February: Reversing Roe

2019 January: Where's My Roy Cohn?
 

2019 Film Selections

2019 December : The Report

2019 November: No selection

2019 October: The Biggest Little Farm

2019 September: American Factory

2019 August: Dark Money
 

2019 July: The Devil We Know

2019 June: Dirty Money

2019 May: Our Planet

2019 April: Feminists
 

2019 March: Minding the Gap
 

2019 February: RBG

2019 January: The Sentence

2018 Film Selections

2018 Dec/Jan : A Plastic Ocean

2018 Jan/Feb: An Inconvenient Sequel

2018 Feb/Mar: Dolores

2018 Mar/Apr: Steel Town Down, by Vice

2018 Apr/May: Beasts of No Nation
 

2018 May/Jun: Dream: An American Story

2018 Jun/Jul: Dr. Feelgood

2018 Jul/Aug: BlacKKKlansman

2018 Aug/Sep: The Age of Consequences
 

2018 Sep/Oct: The Power of Nightmares
 

2018 Oct/Nov: The Staircase

2017 Film Selections

2017 Jan/Feb: The Boys of Baraka, by Heidi Ewing and Rachel Grady
 

2017 Feb/Mar: The Brainwashing of my Dad, by Jen Senko

2017 Mar/Apr: Sicko, by Michael Moore

2017 Apr/May: Before the Flood, National Geographic

2017 May/Jun: Get Me Roger Stone, by Dylan Bank, Daniel DiMauro and Morgan Pehme

2017 Jun/Jul: Born into Brothels, by Zana Briski and Ross Kauffman

2017 Jul/Aug - Encore: Born into Brothels, by Zana Briski and Ross Kauffman

2017 Aug/Sep: Citizen Koch, by Carl Deal and Tia Lessin

2017 Sep/Oct: 13th, by Ava DuVernay
 

2017 Oct/Nov: Accidental Courtesy, by Laurie Harris and Roberto AlCantara

2017 Nov/Dec: First Daughter and the Blacksnake by Keri Pickett

 

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