Middle-Aged Women Work to Revive Democracy

An interview with Harvard professor Theda Skocpol highlights the influence of "networked women's groups" in galvanizing protest and mobilizing voters. Skocpol argues that it's time for liberals to return to the fundamentals of political organizing, and she discusses the leadership roles assumed by middle-aged and older women in such grassroots movements. She attributes more traditional motivations such as the principles of good government and decency to the development of this progressive and pragmatic political force.

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