Our Time Is Now

Our Time Is Now

Power, Purpose, and the Fight for A Fair America

Book - 2020
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"Voter suppression has plagued America since its inception, and so has the issue of identity-who is really American and what that means. When tied together, as they are in our modern politics, citizens are harmed in overt, subtle, and even personal ways. Stacey Abrams experienced the effects firsthand, running one of the most unconventional races in modern politics as the Democratic nominee for the governorship in Georgia and the first black woman major party nominee in American history. Abrams did not become governor, but she will not concede. And the reason she won't is because democracy failed voters. However, fixing suppression isn't enough unless we understand how it works and how identity plays a pivotal role. Suppression and identity altered the 2016 presidential election-and will do the same in 2020. But progress can win, and here Abrams lays out how. In Our Time Is Now, Abrams draws on extensive national research from her voter rights organization, Fair Fight Action, and her 2020 Census effort, Fair Count, as well as moving and personal anecdotes from her own life. Abrams weaves together the experiences of those who have fought for the vote and the right to be seen throughout our nation's history, linking them with how law and policy deny real political power. So much hangs in the balance for the 2020 election, and the stakes could not be higher. Our Time Is Now will galvanize those seeking change. It will be a critical book by the expert on fair voting and access that will show us where we fall short, who America is now, and most importantly, empower us to become the democracy we're meant to be"--
Publisher: New York :, Henry Holt and Company,, [2020]
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9781250257703
1250257700
Branch Call Number: 324.60973 Abrams 06/2020
Characteristics: xii, 291 pages ;,22 cm

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Aug 05, 2020

The authors main premise in the book is that she lost the Georgia Gubernatorial election due to wide reaching voter suppression. As you dive deeper into the book you'll notice vague and subjective accounts as she spins the web. A little outside research into the internal claims and you'll see at best they're half truths and at worst genuine distortions of the facts. The author has created a narrative that doesn't really match the reality of her close election loss.

Seeing that the core idea behind this book is untrustworthy the rest of the book follows suit. Its filled with awful political philosophies of identity politics, virtue signaling, polarization, and revisionist history. I have no doubt she has read and studied "Rules For Radicals" by Saul Alinsky.

In conclusion.....read the book if you want, but given its untrustworthiness I'd say it's mostly a waste of your time. I think the Kool-Aid drinkers will devour it, but critical thinkers will unpleasantly white knuckle it all the way through. Democrats want to win leadership of a country they loathe, so they can bring it to ruin, and rebuild some utopian paradise detached from the American experiment. If they accomplish this the light from the "City on a Hill" will truly be extinguished.

Follow up book suggestion:

"How to Destroy America in Three Easy Steps" by Ben Shapiro

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