Cohen, David

From city streets to congressional corridors: insights from US anti-war movement

This article analyses a well-known example of citizen advocacy in the US: the popular movement to stop the Vietnam War. Protest, electoral politics, ongoing public education, organising and a variety of congressional actions were key in building a movement to end the war. In the end, it was a mixture of street protests and political pragmatism, including alliances and deals with key politicians that worked.