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2016 changed us. We woke up, and now we’re fighting back. In 2018 we took back the House in a massive blue wave, but that was just the beginning. Now, we’re looking ahead to how we’ll win in 2020. Every week you’ll hear inspiring frontline stories from activist leaders, politicians, celebrities, and political insiders. And we'll give you the tools you need to make an immediate impact on 2020's most critical races

2016 changed us. We woke up, and now we’re fighting back. In 2018 we took back the House in a massive blue wave, but that was just the beginning. Now, we’re looking ahead to how we’ll win in 2020. Every week you’ll hear inspiring frontline stories from activist leaders, politicians, celebrities, and political insiders. And we'll give you the tools you need to make an immediate impact on 2020's most critical races
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2016 changed us. We woke up, and now we’re fighting back. In 2018 we took back the House in a massive blue wave, but that was just the beginning. Now, we’re looking ahead to how we’ll win in 2020. Every week you’ll hear inspiring frontline stories from activist leaders, politicians, celebrities, and political insiders. And we'll give you the tools you need to make an immediate impact on 2020's most critical races

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English


Episodes

How We Pay Attention with Alonzo Bodden and Jess Rocketto

12/4/2019
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From “Wait, Wait, Don’t Tell Me” and Last Comic Standing, we talk about our favorite and least favorite news of the week with Comedian Alonzo Bodden. Then we have an inspiring conversation with one of Time magazine’s 100 most influential people, Jess Morales Rocketto.

Duration:00:36:07

How We Save the People with DeRay

11/25/2019
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Civil rights activist, DeRay Mckesson is a leading voice in the Black Lives Matter Movement, author of “On the Other Side of Freedom - A Case for Hope”, and the host of “Pod Save the People”. We talk about the stories that the media isn’t covering right now, and hear DeRay’s advice on what we need to be doing in the run up to election day.

Duration:00:27:15

How We Use Our Influence with Billy Eichner

11/20/2019
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On today’s episode one of our favorite actors, comedians and man on the street, Billy Eichner! He’s not just one of our favorites because of his great work on Parks and Rec, The Lion King, and Billy on the Street, but also because he is a passionate activist who has some exciting news to share!

Duration:00:52:15

How We Organize Communities with Jennifer Epps-Addison

11/13/2019
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Jennifer Epps-Addison is the President and Co-Executive Director of the Center for Popular Democracy and her life’s work is advancing campaigns for economic and racial justice. She talks about how we can build lasting change, by supporting the organizations who are in the trenches of communities our political system often leaves behind.

Duration:01:02:21

How We Cross the Aisle with Congressman Harley Rouda

11/6/2019
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We hear how Representative Harley Rouda navigates this partisan congress and Republicans in his own district, and gives us some hot tips for healthy Holiday conversations.

Duration:00:52:00

How We Win Virginia with Tori Taylor

10/30/2019
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It’s Get Out The Vote time in Virginia! We chat with Tori Taylor, the head of Political and Organizing at Swing Left. Tori is a campaign veteran who will take us through the tactics and strategies to help Democrats win the majority in all three branches of the Commonwealth of Virginia.

Duration:00:46:20

How We Organize Young People (or How They Organize Us)

10/23/2019
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On today’s episode you’ll learn how to support the young activists who are leading the way, making change, and bringing us all hope. We sit down with March for Our Lives co-founders Lauren Hogg and Delaney Tarr. They tell us how they’ve turned tragedy into a social movement.

Duration:00:42:26

How We Make Trouble with Cecile Richards

10/16/2019
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We are joined by powerhouse activist and organizer, Cecile Richards. President of Planned Parenthood from 2006 to 2018, she recently co-founded Supermajority, a new women’s advocacy organization dedicated to getting more women elected to office. We caught up with her in Las Vegas at the end of Supermajority’s cross country bus tour.

Duration:00:42:16

How We End Gun Violence with Senator Chris Murphy and Peter Ambler

10/9/2019
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Today’s episode is an inside look at the recent Gun Safety Forum in Las Vegas, featuring interviews with Senator Chris Murphy, and Giffords Executive Director Peter Ambler.

Duration:00:47:20

How We Stay Sane with Kathryn Hahn

10/2/2019
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Known for her work as an actress on shows and movies like Crossing Jordan, Revolutionary Road, Parks and Recreation, Step Brothers, Transparent, Bad Moms, and the upcoming Mrs. Fletcher (among many others), Kathryn Hahn has been active off screen lending her voice and time to progressive causes like Planned Parenthood and Swing Left.

Duration:00:45:30

How We Sea Change with Representative Karen Bass

9/25/2019
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Five-term Congressmember Karen Bass is the chair of the Congressional Black Caucus, a leader in the resistance movement, and started her career as a community organizer. We talk about how she got her start, what moved her to run for office, and yes, we talk about Trump’s latest criminal acts and impeachment.

Duration:00:52:19

How We Register Voters with Ethan Todras-Whitehill

9/18/2019
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Today’s guest is our own Ethan Todras-Whitehill, the Executive Director and Co-Founder of Swing Left. Ethan talks about how Swing Left evolved from an idea, to an organization that has empowered hundreds of thousands of volunteers to help win critical elections. TW:SA

Duration:00:50:30

How We Amplify our Voices with Omar Rivero, Founder of Occupy Democrats

9/11/2019
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Today our guest is Omar Rivero, the founder of the biggest grassroots political media website in the country, Occupy Democrats. Omar talks about how he started with one like and one share, and built a facebook page with over 7.8 million followers.

Duration:00:53:45

How We Get Started with Emiliana Guereca

9/4/2019
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On today’s episode, a conversation with the founder and Executive Director of Women’s March Los Angeles, Emiliana Guereca. She’s got an incredible story that starts as an undocumented immigrant living in the Chicago projects and culminates with her helping to organize 700,000 people in the streets of LA, and working to win Democratic victories all over the Country.

Duration:00:50:32

How We Step Up! with Congressmember Katie Hill

8/28/2019
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For our debut episode, we are joined by rising star freshman representative for California’s 25th district, Katie Hill. She shares her story about running and winning her first race for a seat in Congress, the difference grassroots volunteers made for her campaign, and how we can all step up to help win in 2020. TW: SA

Duration:01:01:25

Welcome to How We Win

8/19/2019
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2016 changed us. We woke up, and now we’re fighting back. In 2018 we took back the House in a massive blue wave, but that was just the beginning. Now, we’re looking ahead to how we’ll win in 2020. Every week you’ll hear inspiring frontline stories from activist leaders, politicians, celebrities, and political insiders. And we’ll give you the tools you need to make an immediate impact on 2020’s most critical races.

Duration:00:00:57