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As mid-term elections near, Nina Turner talks with actress and activist Susan Surrandon, political leader Kimberly Ellis and political activist Jim Hightower about what actually makes America great, and what we can change to improve it.
Author and labor lawyer Thomas Geoghegan joins the show and discusses the notion of compulsory voting.
Take action! Click the title and/or scroll down for quick links and resources from this segment.
What if you never had to vote for the lesser of two evils again? Ranked Choice Voting is a small tweak that would be a huge step towards fixing our broken elections.
Brad discusses why, although he is sympathetic to the reasoning behind ranked-choice voting, he prefers the alternative of approval voting for the sake of simplicity.
Two Boston-based engineers developed an app that enables people to nudge their friends by text to tell them to go vote. With Outvote, the text comes from someone you know instead of someone you don't.
Political scientist David Faris discusses his book “It’s Time To Fight Dirty”. Faris outlines all the ways a slim democratic majority could and should shortcut norms and the constitution to build enduring power.
Joe Dinkin, of the Working Families Party, discusses the promise and pitfalls of fighting within the Democratic Party.
Ch. 9: Thoughts on Choice as a litmus test - Matthew from Central Valley of Northern California
Ch. 10: Final comments on how to be pro-choice without moralizing and the need to add vote-by-mail to our list of progressive demands
THE MIDTERMS MINUTE
REGISTER TO VOTE: RocktheVote.org/register-to-vote/
CONFIRM VOTER REGISTRATION: HeadCount.org/verify-voter-registration/
CHECK VOTING DATES & POLICIES: RocktheVote.org/voting-information/
All Battleground Info/Resources: THE MIDTERMS MINUTE H.Q.
TOSS UP BATTLEGROUND HOUSE SEATS (part 2)
NC-09: Dan McCready
NC-13: Kathy Manning
TX-07: Lizzie Pannill Fletcher
TX-32: Colin Allred
VA-02: Elaine Luria
VA-07: Abigail Spanberger
Written by BOTL Communications Director Amanda Hoffman
- Opening Theme: Loving Acoustic Instrumental by John Douglas Orr
- UpUpUp and Over - The Balloonist (Blue Dot Sessions)
- Parade Shoes - Arc and Crecent (Blue Dot Sessions)
- Great Great Lengths - The Balloonist (Blue Dot Sessions)
- PolyCoat - The Cabinetmaker (Blue Dot Sessions)
- Waterbourne - Algea Fields (Blue Dot Sessions)
- The Wooden Platform - The Bulwark (Blue Dot Sessions)
- Skyway - The Balloonist (Blue Dot Sessions)
- Voicemail Music: Low Key Lost Feeling Electro by Alex Stinnent
- Closing Music: Upbeat Laid Back Indie Rock by Alex Stinnent
Produced by Jay! Tomlinson
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