Innovative New Tactics and Hands-On Organizing Change the Golden State’s Political Map

A recent news story in Alternet describes how a historic coalition of progressives with deep roots in local organizing in working-class communities set out to change the political status quo beginning in 2009. Last November, this coalition, which includes California Calls, proved to be the “linchpin in a statewide vote raising $6 billion a year in taxes for schools for seven years. The 2012 election also defeated an anti-union ballot measure and closed a corporate loophole capturing another billion in tax revenues.”