Alice Rydel is an activist with Independent Voting and lives in Manhattan.
June Hirsh on POVERTY, BY AMERICA
Every area of discrimination, be it class, race or gender, has been created and maintained by the corporate/political partnership that dominates our society.
Forty five % of the voting population sees this partnership as corrupt, and working against our interests. This grouping is growing and self-identifies as independent.
IndependentVoting.org and OpenPrimaries, two national organizations I fervently support, are building an Independent political movement. They’re harnessing and empowering the energy of national and local organizations dedicated to social, economic and cultural change, and are committed to ending poverty.
It’s said that those who write the rules, rule. This grass roots independent political movement is electing people’s candidates, opening closed primaries, doing away with gerrymandering laws. Rewriting the rules – and as it gets stronger, it’s turning politics on its head.
With what Matthew Desmond so brilliantly and passionately has uncovered and ardently advocates for, I envision him a powerful poverty abolitionist within the grassroots Independent movement”.
June Hirsh is an independent political activist and an organizer for the Politics for the People Book Club. She lives in New York City, in Greenwich Village.