Progressives and the Election: A Nation Panel Conversation

Progressives and the Election: A Nation Panel Conversation

Progressives and the Election: A Nation Panel Conversation

How can progressives balance support for the Democrats with the need to mobilize grassroots support for social and economic causes?


When it comes to issues like drone warfare, neoliberal education reform and climate change, the US can often feel like a one-party system. How can progressive voters keep Romney from the Oval Office, while still pressing Obama's all-too-centrist policies further to the left? The Nation's panel at the New School Wednesday, featuring Katrina vanden Heuvel, Chris Hayes, John Nichols, Patricia Williams and Ilyse Hogue, and moderated by Richard Kim, addressed this pressing question. 

—Christie Thompson

For more on progressive voters in the upcoming election, check out The Nation editors on why we need to re-elect (and challenge) the president

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