For Movement Strategists

We take the long-view, informing resistance strategies by focusing on interrelated anti-democratic movements, trends, and leaders—not just in periods of immediate increased threat, but also when right-wing organizing is less visible.

Our research is accountable to social justice movements and communities most directly targeted by these threats.

PRA works behind the scenes to leverage our expertise by engaging directly with movement strategists. We offer trainings for social justice actors on how to identify and combat threats from the Right. PRA consults with community groups directly targeted by far-right actors in need of rapid response trainings; movement-facing field builders requesting research to support communities in security and organizing responses; and media-savvy digital organizers in need of political education to shape their large-scale organizing efforts.

Through these interventions, PRA:

  1. Improves the efficacy of social justice strategies by helping groups identify and assess potential threats,
  2. Actively co-develops strategies to block antidemocratic forces, and
  3. Creates frameworks that support long-term power-building for a more robust democratic movement.

To inquire directly about how PRA can aid your organizing work, email contact@politicalresearch.org.

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Guides, Maps, and Explainers

101: Far-Right Sheriffs
Sheriffs offices are a key recruiting ground for far-right movements. This 101 breaks down the "who" and the "what" of far-right sheriffs with at-a-glance background information.
101: Anti-LGBTQ Organizing
Anti-LGBTQ advocacy is woven into nearly every sector of the contemporary U.S. Right. This 101 breaks down the "who" and the "what" of anti-LGBTQ organizing with at-a-glance background information.
As the U.S. engages in a long overdue national conversation on law enforcement’s role in upholding White supremacy, PRA has mapped the significant influence of far-right and anti-immigrant networks on county sheriffs.
To keep our movements safe, we all need to better understand who these paramilitaries are, what threats they pose, and what to do when they are present.
A protester holding a sign that says Black Lives Matter
PRA offers context for the horrific act of violence committed on May 14, 2022 through an examination of the central tenets of contemporary White nationalism.
A resource listing the current pro-choice and reproductive justice elements of organized religion in the United States.
Updated 10.27.21: PRA and Institute for Research and Education on Human Rights (IREHR) have created a map as a resource for activists, journalists and researchers, to place the threat of the far-right showing up at racial justice protests.

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