Rules for Revolutionaries

  • by Becky Bond, Zack Exley
  • Narrated by Tia Rider Sorensen
  • 6 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Lessons from the groundbreaking grassroots campaign that helped launch a new political revolution.
Rules for Revolutionaries is a bold challenge to the political establishment and the "rules" that govern campaign strategy.
It tells the story of a breakthrough experiment conducted on the fringes of the Bernie Sanders presidential campaign: A technology-driven team empowered volunteers to build and manage the infrastructure to make 75 million calls, launch eight million text messages, and hold more than 100,000 public meetings - in an effort to put Bernie Sanders's insurgent campaign over the top.
Bond and Exley, digital iconoclasts who have been reshaping the way politics is practiced in America for two decades, have identified 22 rules of "Big Organizing" that can be used to drive social change movements of any kind. And they tell the inside story of one of the most amazing grassroots political campaigns ever run.
Fast-paced, provocative, and profound, Rules for Revolutionaries stands as a liberating challenge to the low expectations and small thinking that dominates too many advocacy, non-profit, and campaigning organizations - and points the way forward to a future where political revolution is truly possible.

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Very important and useful primer on big organizing

These "rules" developed out of the tremendous volunteer organizing of the Bernie campaign, will help rewrite the change campaigns of the future. Excellent book.
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- Summer Sailor

Must read

This it's a very insightful book about the Bernie Sanders campaign, what went right and what went wrong. I saw many of these things happening first hand and now I know why.
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- Paul deJong

Book Details

  • Release Date: 03-09-2017
  • Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing