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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 h
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 Pr
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
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 Char
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,
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 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 th
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 ho
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 storie
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
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
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
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