Boyett has written a book that will inspire you, lift your
spirits, renew your faith in what progressives can accomplish, and
show you a way forward. "Getting Things Done in Washington" tells
the exciting stories of six great moments of progressive
legislative history and the people who made them happen: James
Madison and the founding fathers' struggle to expand the power of
the federal government, The Ladies of Beekman Hill, George Wiley
and the struggle for pure food and drugs, Wilbur Mills and the
struggle for universal health insurance, Robert Wagner and the
struggle for the right of labor to organize, John Sherman and the
struggle to rein in and regulate big business, and Lyndon Johnson
and the struggle for civil rights legislation.
Boyett describes what it was like to live in America before
progressives secured these historic pieces of legislation and how
these legislative achievements changed the lives of every American.
He introduces you to the fascinating men and women who led the
efforts to pass this legislation and shows us how to defeat
conservatives and once again get progressive things done in
"Getting Things Done in Washington" is vivid and exciting
history. It will inspire you to work even harder for progressive
causes. Most importantly, it will give you the tools to begin
getting things done in Washington.
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