The Challenge to Act: How Progressive Women Activists Reframe American Democracy

Amy Caiazza, Cynthia Hess, Ph.D., Casey Clevenger, Angela Carlberg

September 30, 2008
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The Challenge to Act describes the values-based public visions of women activists involved in progressive movements for change. Based on over 120 in-depth interviews with women from diverse backgrounds, it outlines seven values that motivate and inspire them to do their work. The report includes specific recommendations for policy and practice that consider how the values-based visions articulated by progressive women might reshape both politics and organizing at the national and local levels.