Amy Schur

Amy Schur is the executive director of the Alliance of Californians for Community Empowerment.

Recent Articles

Common Culprits, Common Cause

This piece is part of the Prospect' s series on progressives' strategy over the next 40 years. To read the introduction, click here . Whatever the issue that progressive organizers are working on, we can find common cause in the need to rein in corporate power and restore governments’ ability to advance the common good. The success of big corporations has handed us an opportunity to align our disparate fights against common corporate malefactors, with strategies that advance both our short-term battles and our long-term shared goals. As corporations merge and consolidate their power, an ever smaller corporate elite drives the agendas that many of our organizations are fighting against. Whether we run joint or separate campaigns, aligning some portion of our work against common culprits at the top of the corporate food chain can increase our leverage as we take on our targets and can amplify our message identifying who is responsible for the problems in our country. We need to define...