The 2020 race for the White House isn’t just playing out on the ground, it’s being waged where Americans spend the majority of their time: online, on their smartphones and in their newsfeeds. Each episode will examine how technology has transformed our politics and take you into the digital spaces where the race for the White House will be won. Hosted by Tara McGowan.
Reaching the Latinx Voter in 2020
Stephanie Valencia, co-founder of Equis Labs and She Se Puede, joins Tara for this final pre-election episode to talk about what Democrats need to do to reach Latino and Latina voters where they are, what messengers work best with the Latinx community, and the importance of their vote in 2020.
Harnessing the Power of Suburban Women
Red, Wine, and Blue is a grassroots women-led organization mobilizing suburban women in Ohio and beyond to get involved in local politics and issue advocacy in their communities. Their founder, Katie Paris, joins Tara on the pod to talk about harnessing the power of suburban women and creating new momentum for suburban communities online.
The Republican Movement Against Trump
Sarah Longwell, founder of Republican Voters Against Trump and publisher of The Bulwark, joins Tara on today’s podcast to talk about what it’s like to be a Republican working to unseat Trump, why polarizing partisan messaging doesn’t work, and the future of partisan media in politics.
The Power Of Black Voter Engagement
Adrianne Shropshire, founder & executive director of Black PAC, is running one of the largest programs in the presidential election connecting exclusively with Black voters across the country.
She joined us to talk about the Vice Presidential debate, Black PAC's mission, building power in progressive spaces, and how pivotal Black voters are in EVERY election.
Moving The Needle Against Donald Trump
James Barnes - who leads ACRONYM's measurement work - joined us to talk through persuasion and a new testing framework that has allowed us to measure our impact when it comes to weakening the public's approval of Trump.
Understanding Bernie's Movement
Bernie Sanders built a community of committed followers and completely changed the Democratic party as we know it to exist today. He inspired candidates to embrace more progressive values and policies and he revolutionized how a campaign can build a movement online. How was his coalition built? How can it best be mobilized to defeat Donald Trump in November?
Former White House videographer and Creative Director to Bernie Sanders's 2016 campaign, Arun Chaudhary, joins us to talk through these questions and understand the future of Bernie's movement.
Great show. My only “complaint”, which is really more of a compliment, is that there is not enough episodes.
Former PFA Organizer with gratitude.
I was an organizer with PFA in Reno, NV and I have to express my gratitude for receiving the opportunity to be a part of this process.
I applied for a position in Iowa, but was assigned to NEVADA!? I have friends who have organized in Nevada and their war stories began to play on repeat in my head.
One of the toughest states to organize for a campaign taking a different approach to organizing? My competitive nature quickly came to the surface. I dropped out of my college courses, broke my lease, packed my Nissan Pathfinder with 165,000 on it and sped down to elect a man with a radical message that has changed my view on successful campaigning and has taught me so much.
Communication from the top, down was always consistent and clear on objectives. I’m the luckiest man in the world to have had this opportunity to work for such a disciplined and organized campaign.
Organizing in Nevada with this new strategy has made me a much better organizer that is more confident in decision making and the ability to deploy resources and time into precincts that best helped the campaign.
Above all, being a part of this campaign has made me a better man.
Greta and the whole team were fantastic. I hope to be a part of the 2.0 strategy.
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