AmericasDemocrats.Org–August 28th, 2011

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Vic Fingerhut

Veteran Democratic political consultant Vic Fingerhut offers his advice on how Democrats can win in 2012. He says Democrats need to show Americans they are rip roaring populists who can get the country back on track.

Read Fingerhut’s other missives to Democrats and Progressives: VicFingerhut.com

Fingerhut’s academic bio at University of Mary Washington

Miles Rapoport

Miles Rapoport, president of the non-partisan public policy research and advocacy organization Demos, joins us to discuss voter registration levels. Advocates of voter ID laws and other registration hurdles say it cuts down on voter fraud, but Rapoport says it really keeps Americans out of the voting booth.

Demos-Ideas and Action

Rapoport’s Biography

 

Donna Edwards

An interview by Bill Press with Congresswoman Donna Edwards on the opening of the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial on the National Mall. She says Dr. King’s message is even more important today with our nation’s extreme wealth gap.

Edwards’ Congressional site

The Official Website for the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial

AmericasDemocrats.Org- May 15th, 2011

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Vic Fingerhut

Fingerhut is a veteran Democratic political consultant.  He helped design the 1995 national TV ad campaign that attacked and defeated Newt Gingrich’s “Contract with America.”  Here he discusses what Democrats in the United States can learn from Canada’s progressive third-party’s recent sweeping victories.

Maegan Carberry

Maegan Carberry is a media strategist and commentator focused on politics, media and tech with a flair for pop culture.  She presently serves as Rock the Vote’s Communications Director.  We’ll talk with her about proposed state laws across the country to shrink the number of young people casting votes in the 2012 election.

U.S. Representative Peter Welch

An interview by Bill Press with U.S. Representative Peter Welch from Vermont, whose bi-partisan letter to the President argues: With bin Laden dead, it’s time to change U.S. strategy in Afghanistan.

America’sDemocrats.org — March 6

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Sachin Chheda

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Sachin Chheda is chair of the Democratic Party of Milwaukee County in Wisconsin.  He joined us on March 4 with an update on Governor Scott Walker’s budget-repair bill: the Democratic senators trying to block it and public employee protesters opposed to it.


Fred Rotondaro

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Rotondaro is a senior fellow at the Center for American Progress (CAP). He was executive director the National Italian American Foundation, where he worked for 22 years before joining CAP.



Vic Fingerhut

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Fingerhut is a veteran Democratic political consultant.  He helped design the 1995 national TV ad campaign that attacked and defeated Newt Gingrich’s “Contract with America.”

AmericasDemocrats.org netcast -– February 6

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Kathleen Kennedy Townsend

Kathleen Kennedy Townsend takes on Palin for the attack on John F. Kennedy.

Townsend served as Maryland’s lieutenant governor from 1995 to 2003.  She is the author of Failing America’s Faithful: How Today’s Churches Are Mixing God with Politics and Losing Their Way (Grand Central Publishing, 2007).


Vic Fingerhut

Democratic pollster says the 2010 election may cripple Democrats for a generation.  Parts One and Two:

Fingerhut is a veteran Democratic political consultant.  He helped design the 1995 national TV ad campaign that attacked and defeated Newt Gingrich’s “Contract with America.”



Kelsey Hartigan

Arms control expert on why Republicans are threatening U.S. security by playing politics with the New START treaty with Russia.

Hartigan is the Nonproliferation and Defense Policy Researcher for the National Security Network.