Waging Optimism: Ushering in a New Era of Justice

WASHINGTON, DC, March 26, 2020 /24-7PressRelease/ — To calm anxiety and battle uncertainty during this disruptive and scary time, there is one thing we can all practice: Optimism.

To inspire courage and our commitment to justice, Dr. Paul Zeitz has published Waging Optimism: Ushering in a New Era of Justice.

Waging Optimism offers a ray of hope–a new philosophy and political vision for America to overcome the COVID-19 pandemic, to ensure the survival of humanity in the face of the climate emergency, and heal our failing American democracy. “With persistent optimism, we can each make commitments and build movements during this historic opportunity to usher in a new era of justice,” Dr. Zeitz says.

Dr. Zeitz is a physician, infectious disease epidemiologist, and tenacious, award-winning advocate for global justice and human rights. In 2018, Dr. Zeitz authored his memoir, Waging Justice – A Doctor’s Journey to Speak Truth and Be Bold, which chronicles the battle against the global AIDS pandemic. The book earned endorsements from Dr. Tedros Adhhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO), musician Alicia Keys, Nobel Laureate Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu, and other esteemed global leaders.

In his newest Amazon bestseller, Waging Optimism, he invites Americans to build a bold new cross-partisan political movement to transform our democracy so that America can address COVID-19 and other systemic problems that are spiraling out of control.

Now is the time. Waging Optimism is the book.

Dr. Zeitz serves as the Co-Founder of Build A Movement 2020, a cross-partisan political mobilization that connects political parties, movements, coalitions, organizations, and individuals to solve the existential threats facing humanity. Build a Movement 2020 is now urging grassroots calls for free, rapid coronavirus testing and an accelerated medical response.

He also calls for urgent political action to restore a proven, safe and healthy climate by transforming America’s greed-driven politics. Dr. Zeitz envisions an America 2.0 Constitution that would establish an authentic democracy, enabling Americans to unify, flourish, and ensure the survival of humanity.

Waging Optimism lays the framework for change around the key challenges that face the world today. “If we adopt these methods, future generations of humanity will have a chance to live life, to pursue happiness, and continue this journey of ensuring that all of humanity lives with liberty and justice for all,” Dr. Zeitz says.

Dr. Paul Zeitz serves as the Co-Founder of Build A Movement 2020. Previously, he founded and served as the Executive Director of the Global AIDS Alliance (2000-2011) that helped build the cross-partisan political will to combat the global AIDS pandemic and support the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) and the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB, and Malaria.

He received his Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine and a Honorary Doctor of Laws from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, and a Masters of Public Health at Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, where he also completed his Preventive Medicine Residency. Dr. Zeitz currently resides in Bethesda, Maryland, with his wife of 28 years, Dr. Mindi Cohen.

Waging Optimism: A Doctors’ Rx in a Time of Coronavirus & Climate Emergency

Dear Family & Friends: 

Greetings! I hope that you and your family are safe and healthy as we all hunker down and shelter-in-place.  Please let me know if I can provide you any support. I’m happy to check in by FaceTime or Zoom. As you know, we are all in the midst of the COVID19 pandemic–a dire time, perhaps our generation’s greatest challenge, so far. It is already overwhelming, and the worst is yet to come, and we have to support each other, strengthen our resilience, sustain our courage, and call on our leaders to take bold action—for the long challenging months ahead to end the COVID-19 pandemic and other challenges to come. 

The stakes are high, and getting higher every day.

While we are hunkering down, and strengthening our resolve to solve the challenges coming our way, if you have a few moments tomorrow morning, I am asking for your help to spread the word about my offering of WAGING OPTIMISM, my new book (description below) being released online tomorrow:

WAGING OPTIMISM ONLINE BOOK LAUNCH:

On Friday, March 20, from 9:00 AM EDT – 12:00 Noon Eastern Daylight Time (or anytime afterwards), please click here for the Kindle version for just $0.99 to purchase. I assure you that Waging Optimism, is a  powerful approach to staying strong during these difficult times.  You can even send Waging Optimism as a gift to your family members for under a dollar. (By purchasing the kindle version during the online book launch, you can help Waging Optimism become an Amazon bestseller).

If you have time, please post and share it on your social media. Invite everyone you know to move past fear and isolation to action, optimism, and community in these troubled times. Please tag me when you do so I can also share your message.

Yours sincerely in optimism,
Paul

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.