2021-07-01 11:12:37

Could A New Stalwart Progressive Increase The Ranks Of The Squad?



Sonali Kolhatkar speaks with Nina Turner.

The presence of progressive representatives of color in Congress, especially since 2018, has helped push the U.S. government into a markedly more liberal direction. Congresswomen Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhan Omar, Rashida Tlaib, and Ayanna Pressley in particular have applied effective pressure against center of the Democratic Party. Many credit them for President Joe Biden’s leftward tilt. Now, in a special election being held this year in Ohio, there may be another new member to join the “Squad.”

Nina Turner, former State Senator from Ohio, she was a national surrogate for Presidential Candidate Bernie Sanders in 2016 and the national co-chair of the Bernie 2020 campaign. She is currently running for Congress to represent Ohio’s 11th District which includes much of Cleveland.

Find out more about Nina Turner’s Congressional campaign at www.NinaTurner.com.

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