It’s been just one year since protesters took over Zuccotti Park, yet some are already writing Occupy’s obituary. While the Tea Party movement has pushed Republicans even further to the right, Occupy has produced no political candidates or parties. But as Nation blogger Allison Kilkenny points out, it’s Occupy’s strategy (not shortcoming) to organize outside the political system. She joins Nation columnist Melissa Harris-Perry to highlight why progressives need to get to the polls and take to the streets this November.

—Christie Thompson