With six Republicans and two Democrats officially in the race, America’s seemingly never-ending presidential campaign is in full swing. The Nation’s Katrina vanden Heuvel joined RT’s Sophie&Co to discuss how a new wave of social movements might alter the upcoming election.

“We’re looking at a populist moment in this country,” said vanden Heuvel. “Economic inequality has become the crisis of our time.” Citing the fast-food workers’ movement and Mayor de Blasio’s recently unveiled inequality agenda, vanden Heuvel expressed optimism that the growing political momentum in the streets is provoking a shift in Democratic policy.

“We are in the fight of our lives for people’s control of corporate power and our democracy, but the fight is on,” said vanden Heuvel.

James F. Kelly