State of Resistance: What California’s Dizzying Descent and Remarkable Resurgence Mean for America’s Future

State of Resistance: What California’s Dizzying Descent and Remarkable Resurgence Mean for America’s Future

It used to be that any mention of California triggered nasty reminders of right-wing tax revolts, proposed laws targeting undocumented immigrants, and racist policing that led to two of the nation’s most devastating riots. Now that the rest of the country is confronting similar challenges decades after, California is leading the country on addressing so many issues like, climate change, low-wage work, immigrant integration, over incarceration, and more. Manuel Pastor argues in State of Resistance that the future of politics, work, immigration, and more can be modeled after California and explains how the Golden State was able to accomplish this status and how the rest of the country can follow in their footsteps.