This season on Working, we’re speaking to individuals employed in fields potentially imperiled by the Trump presidency. These are the stories of people doing difficult but important jobs—jobs that may get much more difficult and much more important in the years ahead.
Eugene Puryear is volunteer activist and organizer with ANSWER Coalition, a group founded to resist war and racism. With his fellow organizers, Eugene is currently preparing for a large rally on Trump's inauguration day along the parade route. He tells Jacob Brogan about the meetings, permits, fundraising, and hours of work that go into pulling off a successful rally, and a little bit about what keeps him motivated.
Then, in a Slate Plus extra, Puryear shares his perspective on any threat of counter-protestors and what security efforts they have in place. You’ll also help Slate hold Donald Trump accountable in our podcasts and on the site as a whole. Start your two-week free trial at slate.com/workingplus.
ANSWER Coalition: answercoalition.org
Eugene's podcast: By Any Means Necessary
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