Theda Skocpol on whether Marches can become Movements

Democracy editor Michael Tomasky spoke with Harvard’s Theda Skocpol, co-author with Vanessa Williamson of The Tea Party and the Remaking of Republican Conservatism, about what the nascent anti-Trump movement can learn from the Tea Party.

“Get the stories out lots of places and maybe encourage and help people you know elsewhere to do their thing with their representatives, their local community. And the other thing is I think liberal cities, instead of forming a tie to some place in Latin America, should form a partnership, if you’ve got a local Democratic Party committee, form a partnership with a Democratic Party committee somewhere else. Have a partnership, get to know them, help them with resources, listen to what they say about the issues playing out in their area, because I think there is a liberal bubble and I am very worried, I am quite certain that Steve Bannon knows this and he’s going to try to get the left to go crazy.”