Don’t Mourn – Organize!

Utility Workers’ Stewart Acuff Calls For Massive Organization To Win A Better Life For Workers
Doug Cunningham, Workers Independent News, June 7, 2012

Utility Workers of America Chief of Staff and former AFL-CIO Organizing Director, Stewart Acuff says now more than ever before working people must massively organize to overcome powerful rich interests intent on dominating our democracy to the detriment of working Americans.

“And everything that’s ever been done for people in America has not been done for them, but been done by them. And it’s always taken organization. It’s time for us to organize in a massive way. And that organization requires more than just voting. And that’s never been more important than it is right now.”

Acuff says working people must have hope for a better life and that hope is a choice – a decision to join with others to work to build a better life.

“The truth of the matter is hope is not a feeling; hope is a decision. And the history of the United States is the history of average people organizing for a better life, for more freedom and more justice.”

Acuff has just published his new book “Playing Bigger Than You Are: A Life In Organizing”.