Author, researcher, and University of Pittsburgh professor of history Lara Putnam sits down with Matt to talk about the structure of local progressive political organization. They talk about the recent history of these movements in the wake of the 2016 election, the effect of these groups on downballot races in Pennsylvania and nationally, and look to the future of these groups in the Biden era.
"Democrats are surging in special elections, and that's not what we've been used to in recent years" by Daniel Donner, Daily Kos (Sept. 27, 2017)
"The Other Infrastructure Program: Progressive Organizing" by Lara Putnam, The American Prospect (Feb. 22, 2021)
"Let's Organize—and Not Scapegoat Leaders" by Michael Podhorzer, The American Prospect (Feb. 17, 2021)
"Organizing Power: Theda Skocpol and Caroline Tervo"
Lara Putnam (@lara_putnam), UCIS Research Professor, University of Pittsburgh
Matt Yglesias (@mattyglesias), Slowboring.com
Erikk Geannikis, Editor and Producer
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