Here’s Our Revolution’s new President, Nina Turner (video released about an hour ago)
“With These Hands, We will Continue To Rise”
Rep Seth Moulton called for new leadership in the Democratic Party while being interviewed on NPR.
SIEGEL: What was so big about the loss in Georgia that it shows the Democrats need a new message, a new vision?
MOULTON: Well, now we’re 0-4 in these congressional special elections. And we’re at the worst electoral position that the Democratic Party has been in in decades. And so when you keep losing like that, you can’t keep doing the same old thing.
SIEGEL: Well, first, as to message, I went to the website of Jon Ossoff, the Democrat who lost in Georgia last week. And there’s a list of priorities. Number one, it says, our economy. John’s a small business owner, executive, entrepreneur. He knows what it means to grow a company, meet a payroll, balance budgets. And it goes on to say that he has the experience to help Georgia develop into an economic powerhouse. And he also stands for raising the minimum wage to equal pay for equal work. What’s the matter with that message? What’s wrong with the priority there?
MOULTON: Well, that’s actually a pretty good message. Now, John had some other problems, like the fact that he couldn’t even vote for himself in the election.
SIEGEL: You mean because he lived outside the district?
MOULTON: That’s right. But the bigger problem is that Republicans effectively tied him and his campaign to the national party and to our national leadership. And that’s where the problem lies.
Read the rest here.
Thank you to Subir and Magsview for two excellent diaries below. More news in the comments!
Let’s give it up for DSA! Even Chris Hayes gave them a shout-out today:
DSA is building an actual thing in the world. https://t.co/WQ4I3KkZyQ
— Christopher Hayes (@chrislhayes) June 29, 2017
— Jeff Stein (@JStein_Vox) June 28, 2017
Those of you who are (re)joining us, if you have problems with your passwords, please e-mail TPWHelpdesk[dot]gmail[dot]com.