Toward the Development of a Shared Strategic Framework on the U.S. Left
PURPOSE & GOALS
Project2050 was launched in the fall of 2020 with the goal of stimulating strategic thinking and, hopefully, greater alignment on the US left. This report presents frameworks for discussion and debate about the strengths and weaknesses of the left and the identification of political goals that might be achievable over the next 25-30 years. The report is offered in the hopes that it will contribute to opening up the kinds of conversations that lead to greater political clarity and unity among diverse left forces.
The premise of Project2050 is that the left can do much, much better. The findings presented here do not answer the question “What is the left’s long-term strategy?” We hope, however, that by synthesizing the thinking of 81 organizers, leaders, and intellectuals we have provided productive lines of inquiry and a framework sufficient to initiate and advance critical conversations.
Interviewees advanced a very wide range of thinking about what the left could achieve by 2050. This is not surprising given that the premise of the project is the absence of, and need for, a more unified strategic perspective on the left.