Foundations, the Solution to Our Democracy Deficit Lies in Plain Sight

The United States faces massive linked crises of spiraling economic inequality, structural racism, climate change, and authoritarian threats to democracy. One indispensable solution to these crises lies in plain view: the huge wave of emerging leaders, largely people of color and women, who have become active in social movements in recent years and brought fresh ideas and energy to these challenges. As Cristina Jimenez, co-founder of United We Dream, the youth-led immigrant-rights network put it in a public conversation with Deepak about leadership: “They’re the ones in the best position to come up with the solutions for the change we need to see and the breakthroughs that the country needs to see.”

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