National People’s Action has devoted time and resources toward developing a long-term agenda to guide our work by projecting out to where we’d like our country to be 40 years from now. Forty years is a long time. As organizers, we tend to work in the here and now—often in reaction to what is happening around us. Crafting a long-term agenda helps us to connect the here and now with our picture of the new economy and to understand how we can orient our current work toward achieving fundamental change in our political system and economy. 

The full case history tells the story of our journey and how, along the way, we’ve learned some valuable lessons and made shifts in our work.