Was established in 2012 as an innovative online book club by Cathy Stewart and Independent Voting. Since then it has grown to 354 members nationwide. The book club explores history and politics from an independent nonpartisan point of view; reading fiction, history, poetry, and current affairs. Club members read each selection together over 6-8 weeks and have the opportunity to engage in a lively conversation in the Readers’ Forum on the P4P blog. In addition, the blog provides members with reviews, author interviews, and videos to enrich the reading experience. Each book club selection culminates in a lively conference call with the author where members get to speak directly with them and create a thought provoking conversation. Politics for the People enjoys a reputation among authors for conversations about their books that have depth and scope.
Cathy Stewart, who has joined The People as National Field Director commented, “I am excited to be bringing Politics for the People to The People as part of the ongoing collaboration between Independent Voting and The People. I hope people will join me in reading our new selection and sharing their thoughts”
The spring selection is UNRIGGED: How Americans Are Battling Back to Save Democracy by David Daley. The book is a vibrant topography of the growing movement for political reform. David takes us to the key battlefronts that emerged in 2018 from Maine to Florida; from Michigan to Utah. Daley devotes a chapter of the book to The People’s Executive Director, Katie Fahey and the extraordinary story of her work to create Voters Not Politicians from a Facebook post to a volunteer army of over 14,000 Michangers to successfully put a ballot initiative before the voters to end partisan gerrymandering and create a citizens redistricting commission, winning with 61% of the vote.
Dave Daley will be joining Politics for the People on Sunday, May 31st at 7 pm EST for a rich conversation about the book and the ongoing movement for reforms to put more power in the hands of ordinary Americans. You can join the book club by visiting the blog and signing up to get regular updates.