A weekly primer that helps the majority of Americans who voted for progress talk some sense into their friends & family. Co-hosts Jason Kander and Ravi Gupta draw on their experience winning progressive campaigns in red states to give you the tools necessary to combat the latest in misinformation, propaganda, and whatever your right-wing co-worker saw on Facebook.
In this jam packed episode, Jason and Ravi dive into what it means for America's longest war to come to an end. Plus, we search for hope in recent hurdles to the For the People Act and assess the "emperor is fully clothed" Republican party. Kevin Sieff, The Washington Post's Latin America correspondent joins the show to unpack common misconceptions about the border.
The Abortion Episode
We've been getting your messages asking the show to cover abortion. So today, Jason and Ravi sat down with Kate Kelly and Jamia Wilson, co-hosts of the podcast Ordinary Equality, to ask them how we can effectively argue for reproductive rights. They respond to your voicemails and offer a surprising new perspective on how society should frame personal responsibility.
The most important thing
The next few months will be a critical time for action on voting rights in this country. To learn why, Ravi and Jason are joined by Tiffany Muller, president and executive director of End Citizens United and Let America Vote. Why should we be concerned about the Georgia voting law? And how can the "For the People Act" pave the way for fixing America's political system? Plus, Ravi and Jason respond to misinformation about the current border crisis.
No, Guns Kill People
Jason and Ravi reflect on another difficult week in America following the mass shootings in Atlanta and Boulder. They cover the need for a more nuanced conversation around Anti-Asian racism and how to grab an oar for gun reform.
Things Are Looking...Up?
This week on Majority 54, Jason and Ravi discuss America's progress with Covid and how to talk to your friends and relatives who may be hesitant to give Democrats any credit. Plus, we learn why Ravi can't keep a straight face when he hears the word "disappointed" and we unpack misinformation around HR-1 or the For The People Act.
A Big Effing Deal
This new COVID relief package is a big effing deal. Jason and Ravi cover why passing this bill is huge for the vulnerable people in this country, and why it's important that progressives take their next steps carefully. Plus, they counter some of the GOP arguments against it. Why are the Republicans bringing up bipartisanship anyway?