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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 and in 2020 we took back the White House, but that was just the beginning. We’re looking ahead to how we’ll build a just and equitable America for us all. Every week you’ll hear inspiring frontline stories from activist leaders, politicians, celebrities, and political insiders. And hosts Steve Pierson and Mariah Craven will give you the tools you need to make an immediate impact on our 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 and in 2020 we took back the White House, but that was just the beginning. We’re looking ahead to how we’ll build a just and equitable America for us all. Every week you’ll hear inspiring frontline stories from activist leaders, politicians, celebrities, and political insiders. And hosts Steve Pierson and Mariah Craven will give you the tools you need to make an immediate impact on our most critical races.

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United States

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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 and in 2020 we took back the White House, but that was just the beginning. We’re looking ahead to how we’ll build a just and equitable America for us all. Every week you’ll hear inspiring frontline stories from activist leaders, politicians, celebrities, and political insiders. And hosts Steve Pierson and Mariah Craven will give you the tools you need to make an immediate impact on our most critical races.

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English


Episodes

On The Front Lines with Texas Rep. Erin Zwiener

7/21/2021
For weeks we’ve been talking about how democratic Texas state legislators are making good and necessary trouble to protect voting rights, and today we’re going to hear from one! State Representative Erin Zwiener joins us from Washington DC, where she and other Democrats are staying to prevent quorum in the Texas state house. She talks to us about what’s next and what they hope to accomplish.

Duration:00:38:36

Virginia Avenger with Delegate Joshua Cole

7/14/2021
Let’s call him the Avenger of Virginia! Joining us today is Delegate Joshua Cole. After losing a race by just 73 votes in 2017, he organized and made a big comeback in 2019, helping turn Virginia Blue! As one of the youngest members of the Assembly, he’s making a heroic impact on his community, the Commonwealth of VA, and beyond.

Duration:00:37:28

Defending Democracy with Marc Elias

7/7/2021
Today we are talking to the man who is on the front lines of election and voting rights litigation, fighting against the GOP’s efforts to suppress our votes, and fighting for our democracy. He is the founder of Democracy Docket, and is truly THE expert on election law. Of course, we are talking about Marc Elias. We talk about the work he’s doing on redistricting, the Supreme Court's anti-democracy decision on voting rights, and how we can all support his important work.

Duration:00:49:47

Delivering Democracy with Jaime Harrison

6/30/2021
Joining us today is DNC Chairman Jaime Harrison! Many of us supported Jaime in his historic attempt to unseat Lindsay Graham and serve as US Senator from South Carolina. Now, he’s helming the DNC and working to build a new generation of Democratic electeds and activists. He shares his strategy to build our bench, win up and down the ballot, and deliver democracy for the people!

Duration:00:49:27

Resistance to Persistence with Ethan Todras-Whitehill and Tori Taylor

6/25/2021
You’ve been asking about the plan... Today we’ll spill the beans on our strategy for the next 10 years! We’re joined by Swing Left Executive Director Tori Taylor and Founder Ethan Todras-Whitehill. They’re talking to us about our move from Resistance to Persistence, and most importantly, how you can jump in!

Duration:00:52:08

Holding Virginia with Diedrich Bader and Delegate Nancy Guy

6/16/2021
Joining us today to help get us fired up about this fall's election is Virginia Delegate Nancy Guy. She’s got an incredible story about running for office in the town she grew up in and how she made it through a squeaker of a race. But first we are joined by actor, history buff, and Virginia native son, Diedrich Bader. With an incredible story of his own about growing up in a political family, Diedrich helps us break down the week, and shares what gives him hope. See omnystudio.com/listener...

Duration:01:14:04

How We Protect Our Voting Rights Pt. 2 with Ari Berman

6/9/2021
Our voting rights are under attack. The For The People Act is in the Senate, but the filibuster stands in the way of it passing. How do we fight back against the biggest voter suppression campaign since the reconstruction? Mother Jones reporter and voting rights expert Ari Berman returns to our show to give us some historical context and help us figure out what we can do about it. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:49:07

Staying Fired Up with Congressman Ted Lieu

6/2/2021
"How We Win" is back! Joining us to kick off our new season is Congressman, veteran, impeachment manager, and everyone’s favorite Twitter truth teller, Ted Lieu! We talk about the GOP’s attack on voting rights, the GOP’s attack on the January 6th commission, and what it’s really like to go to work with these radicalized republicans. And as always, we talk about actions you can take right now, and what gives us hope. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:44:43

How We Win Season Two is Here!

5/4/2021
Season one of Swing Left’s How We Win chronicled the amazing and tumultuous journey to defeat Trump and win the majority in the U.S. Senate. Season two picks up where we left off to go even deeper with experts, civic leaders, and everyday organizers. We’ll give you the information and inspiration you need to stay fired up in the fight to strengthen our democracy and protect our hard-won Democratic majorities in 2021, 2022, and beyond. It’s not the news, but what you can do about it. This is...

Duration:00:02:48

How We Won! with Ezra Levin

1/21/2021
It's our season one finale and thanks to YOU we have the trifecta in our government! Joining us to help us celebrate the Inauguration of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris, is the Co-Founder of Indivisible, Ezra Levin. We talk about how important it is that we all stay engaged and involved, and make sure we take advantage of this opportunity to make real lasting change for our Democracy. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:37:59

Countering Terrorism with Dr. Erroll Southers

1/13/2021
There is one week until the Inauguration of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris. The countdown to Jan. 20th includes Impeachment 2.0, securing the very safety of our Congress, and holding everyone involved in the seditious acts last week, fully accountable. Today we are joined by counterterrorism expert and the author of "Homegrown Violent Extremism", Dr. Erroll Southers. We talk about last week’s attack on the Capitol, how these groups have grown in America, and what community based practices work...

Duration:00:40:29

Welcome to 2021 with Tori Taylor

1/8/2021
Despite the worst efforts of Trump and the GOP, there are 11 days until Joe Biden and Kamala Harris will be inaugurated, completing the trifecta with Democrats controlling the White House and both houses of Congress! The seditious events at the Capitol only serve to reinforce how important our work has been. Joining us today to talk about this Historic moment, and the work we have ahead of us, is Swing Left’s Executive Director, Tori Taylor. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy...

Duration:00:43:15

Buh Bye 2020 with Amy Siskind

12/30/2020
There are 20 days till Joe Biden is inaugurated, 6 days until the Georgia special election, and 2 days until we slam the door on 2020. Joining us to discuss all of that is the President and Co-Founder of “The New Agenda” and creator of “The Weekly List”, Amy Siskind. She’s been calling out the erosion of norms and the rise of authoritarianism since Trump took office, so we talk about what he broke, what we can fix, and what our priorities need to be in 2021. See omnystudio.com/listener for...

Duration:00:35:15

How We Warnock our Ossoff! with Jon Ossoff

12/23/2020
There are 27 days till Joe Biden is inaugurated and Trump is dragged kicking and screaming out of the White House! Today we catch up with Georgia Democratic Senate candidate Jon Ossoff. We hear how he first got involved with politics, and most importantly how you can get involved to help us gain control of the Senate Majority! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:24:05

How We Stay Engaged with Torie Osborn

12/16/2020
Today’s guest is powerhouse activist who has been working for social justice and LGBTQ rights for the past 5 decades, Torie Osborn. She talks about how she’s organized her groups over the years and how we stay engaged as we transition from fighting trump to building our collective power. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:41:20

Tag You're It with Amanda Litman

12/9/2020
Joining us today is the Co-Founder and Executive Director of Run For Something, Amanda Litman. If you haven’t heard yet, "We are the change we seek", and "Down ballot races are where it’s at!" We talk about how Run for Something is recruiting and training our next generations of leaders. Spoiler alert… that’s YOU! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:41:57

Sorry Not Sorry with Alyssa Milano

12/2/2020
You know today's guest from the big screen, the small screen, your favorite podcast platform, Supreme Court confirmation hearings, the stage of the Women’s March... She’s basically everywhere speaking up and speaking out. Alyssa Milano joins us to talk about her work as an activist and how everyone has a platform they can use for social change. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:45:27

Words To Win By with Anat Shenker-Osorio

11/25/2020
Joining us for our Thanksgiving episode is messaging expert, host of the "Words to Win By" Podcast, and our very first repeat guest, Anat Shenker-Osorio. We had an amazing conversation with her back in January and today's is even more impactful. We talk about what messages worked over the last year, and how we should talk about the results of the election. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:49:51

Flipping Georgia with Regina Lewis-Ward

11/18/2020
Today we have a conversation with member-elect of the Georgia House of Representatives, Regina Lewis-Ward. She just flipped that seat from red to blue and we talk about how we can keep building democratic power in Georgia, to flip two vital Senate seats on Jan. 5th. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:29:30

How We Won! with Secretary of State Alex Padilla

11/11/2020
Joe Biden and Kamala Harris are going to the White House! We’ve won some battles but we still have more to do. If this election has shown us anything, it’s that the work of being a citizen doesn’t stop. Joining us to talk about why he’s confident in our election results, even as Trump pulls out all the tricks to try to hold on to power, is California Secretary of State, Alex Padilla. He talks facts, truth and real voting numbers -- how’s that for a change?! See omnystudio.com/listener for...

Duration:00:37:35