Sarah Jaffe is a Nation Institute fellow and an independent journalist. Her work has appeared in the Nation, Salon, In These Times, Washington Post, Atlantic, and more. She is the cohost of Dissent magazine’s Belabored podcast, as well as an editorial board member at Dissent and a columnist at New Labor Forum. In Necessary Trouble offers evidence against Americans’ apathy: the growth of the Tea Party, the successful fight for a $15 minimum wage, BlackLivesMatter, Occupy Wall Street, and the grassroots networks supporting presidential candidates like Bernie Sanders. Jaffe leads readers into the heart of these movements, explaining what has made ordinary Americans from Seattle to St. Louis to Atlanta become activists. As Jaffe shows, Americans, regardless of political alignment, are boldly challenging who wields power in this country.