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36 minutes | 3 years ago
Resistance Summer with Ryan Doyle, Keaon Dousti, and Amy Kennedy
Keith sits down with Ryan Doyle, DNC Resistance Summer Director; Amy Kennedy, NH Democratic Party Executive Director; and Keaon Dousti, Ellison for Congress Organizing Director, to discuss the DNC’s Resistance Summer. The group also envisions how future grassroots organizing efforts for 2017, 2018, and beyond could be successful. With 8 seats flipped from red to blue this year alone, Democrats are ready now more than ever to mobilize every ZIP code into action.
31 minutes | 3 years ago
Rep. Nanette Barragán, Rep, Pramila Jayapal, & DREAMer Ellie Perez
As the Trump administration moves to end DACA, Chairman Tom Perez and Deputy Chair Keith Ellison discuss what the president’s decision means for thousands of families across the country. Tom and Keith are joined by Reps. Nanette Barragán and Pramila Jayapal to talk about the next steps in Congress and what Trump’s decision means for the American Dream. DREAMer Ellie Perez joins via Skype to share her story with Democrats Live. We also bring you highlights from FuturoFest, which we celebrated this week to kick off Hispanic Heritage Month.
50 minutes | 3 years ago
"Why Unions Matter" with Lee Saunders & Keith Ellison
To celebrate Labor Day, Keith sat down with Lee Saunders, AFSCME President and labor movement leader. They discussed why unions matter today, just as brave public employees continue relief efforts in the wake of Hurricane Harvey. DNC Chair Tom Perez makes a surprise appearance, and Lee shares touching anecdotes from his childhood.
35 minutes | 3 years ago
"Charlottesville" with Rep. Tom Perriello, Rabbi Shira Stutman, Wes Gabor, and Keith Ellison
On a special edition of Democrats Live, Keith Ellison and guests reacted to the events in Charlottesville – how we can speak out against White Supremacy and work towards acceptance and inclusion for all Americans. Keith is joined by former Charlottesville Rep. Tom Perriello, Rabbi Shira Stutman of 6th and I Synagogue, and Wes Gobar, President of the UVA Black Student Alliance. Also on this episode: how we can rise and organize together against hate and bigotry by joining events across the country this weekend.
41 minutes | 3 years ago
Rep. Hakeem Jeffries On A Better Deal
NY Rep. Hakeem Jeffries sat down with Keith to discuss how Democrats are delivering real solutions for long-lasting economic growth and significant action to improve the lives of all Americans. Rep. Jeffries walked through the Democrats’ plan, including the most important piece – listening to all voices. Also dropping in via Skype was New Hampshire state Senator-elect Kevin Cavanaugh, who talked about organizing in local elections and the importance of all Democrats getting involved in their communities.
48 minutes | 3 years ago
Sen. Tom Harkin And Keri Gray
In celebration of the 27th anniversary of the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA), Tom brought on former Iowa Senator, and champion of the ADA, Tom Harkin. The Toms were also joined by disabilities rights activist Keri Gray. Front and center in the discussion is how the repeal of the Affordable Care Act would devastate the millions of Americans with disabilities who rely on Medicaid. Both Harkin and Gray told moving stories about how they came into the disabilities rights movement. And near the end of the show, Harkin proposed what might be the best advice yet on trying to fight for disability rights in the Trump era.
47 minutes | 3 years ago
Senator Elizabeth Warren
In March, Keith and Tom sat down with one of the most powerful voices in Washington, Senator Elizabeth Warren. Recorded around the time of Justice Gorsuch’s nomination, they discussed how Democrats need to stay energized in the fight against the GOP agenda. The three also talked health care, constructive ways to resist Trump’s administration, and the importance of taking this new wave of political energy and turning it into action. Warren also showed off her quick wit, with the best one-liner of the night.
47 minutes | 3 years ago
Rep. Cheri Bustos, Bill Press, and Doug House
Rep. Cheri Bustos and Bill Press talked to Keith about the future of the Democratic Party and how we energize voters for 2017, 2018, and beyond. They brought different perspectives to local organizing, taking our values to rural voters, and how to get our message ready for victory. Dropping in via Skype was Doug House, President of the Illinois Democratic County Chairmen's Association, who talked about organizing local parties from the ground up and how we can work to bring moderate Democrats and progressives together for 2018.
49 minutes | 4 years ago
Saving The Internet With Sen. Al Franken and Jessica González
Senator Al Franken and Free Press’ Jessica González sat down with Keith (with a surprise appearance by Tom!) to explain why Democrats are fighting the FCC’s attempt to end net neutrality. Franken also shared some of his constituents’ ACA stories and discussed what he’s doing to fight health care repeal in the Senate.
45 minutes | 4 years ago
Valerie Jarrett Goes Way Back With The Obamas
Former Senior Advisor to President Obama, Valerie Jarrett, spoke with both Tom and Keith about the mess Republicans have created with their attempts to repeal the Affordable Care Act. An old friend of the President and the First Lady since the 1990s, she discusses what it was like to work for President Obama and how to stay hopeful through trying times.
28 minutes | 4 years ago
DCCC Chair Ben Ray Luján Looks To 2018
The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee Chairman Ben Ray Luján sat down with Keith to discuss the Democrats’ playing field following special elections in Georgia and South Carolina. Luján is confident that if we get organizing, we’ll be on our way to victory in 2018 and beyond. And with the Senate health care repeal vote looming, Luján explains the impact it could have on vulnerable communities from coast to coast. Also, Amanda Brown Lierman, the DNC’s new Political Director, drops in to talk about her new role.
39 minutes | 4 years ago
Neera Tanden Is Fighting To Save The ACA
Neera Tanden, president of the Center for American Progress, came into the studio to talk with Keith about the disastrous health care repeal currently floating in the Senate, the Georgia 6th race, and the grassroots energy coming into 2018. She also delved into her unique background, and what motivates her to fight for progressive policies.
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