Waging Optimism offers a personal philosophy and political vision for addressing the major challenges facing humanity. With persistent optimism, we can each make commitments and build movements, so together we can usher in a new era of justice. In Waging Optimism Part 1, Ensuring the Survival and Flourishing of Humanity, published in March 2020, Zeitz calls for urgent political action to restore a proven, safe and healthy climate by transforming America’s greed-driven politics. He proposes a bold new cross-partisan political movement and citizen’s assemblies to transform our democracy so that America can address the climate emergency that is spiraling out of control. Zeitz envisions a new America 2.0 Constitution that would establish an authentic democracy, enabling Americans to unify, flourish, and ensure the survival of humanity.