Donald Trump’s radical presidency, and his repeated attacks on immigrants, people of color, women and other marginalized groups, quickly led to a groundswell of protests and passionate progressive activism. This movement is resulting in many first-time candidates running for office at every level. Are these new insurgent organizations, activists, candidates, and organizers the future of the Democratic Party?
Moderated by Dr. Christina Greer, Associate Professor of Political Science at Fordham University and author of Black Ethnics: Race, Immigration, and the Pursuit of the American Dream, the episode is produced by Globalvision and taped at the MNN El Barrio Firehouse Community Media Center in East Harlem. Featured panelists in the Deep Grassroots episode, include:
- Jane Kleeb, Chairperson of the Nebraska Democratic Party
- Winnie Wong, a radical media maker, founding organizer of Occupy Wall Street and Occupy Sandy, and co-founder of The People for Bernie.
- Nathan Rubin, founder of Millennial Politics, a member of the Executive Committee of the Central Brooklyn Independent Democrats, and a concerned citizen who hopes to inspire others to get involved in our democracy.
This episode also features an interview with Steve Phillips, founder of Democracy in Color, senior fellow at the Center for American Progress, and author of the New York Times bestseller Brown is the New White: How the Demographic Revolution Has Created a New American Majority.
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