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Today on Your Call: What's The Best Way For Progressives To Push President Obama?


On today’s Your Call, we’ll have a conversation about how environmental and social justice groups are working to get the President to take their issues seriously during his second term in office. Progressives say it's up to us to push President Obama. What does that mean exactly? What works? Join us at 10 or post your comment here. How much pressure can progressive put on the President and what are they likely to get in return? It’s Your Call, with Matt Martin and you.


Rinku Sen,  the President and Executive Director of the Applied Research Center (ARC) and the publisher of Colorlines.com.

Carl Davidson,  a political organizer, writer and public speaker. His most recent book is ‘New Paths to Socialism: Essays on the Mondragon Cooperatives, Workplace Democracy and the Politics of Transition.’

Mark Hertsgaard, a fellow of New America Foundation is The Nation's environment correspondent. He has covered climate change for twenty years and is the author of six books, including, most recently, HOT: Living Through the Next Fifty Years on Earth.

Web Resources:

Progressive America Rising: How the Left Can Become a True Political Force to Be Reckoned With

Colorlines: So, What Now? Five Racial Justice Thinkers Make Sense of the Election

Informed Comment: Top Ten Wish List Progressives should Press on President Obama

Salon: Progressives get ready to push the president

Truthout: Hold Him to His Progressive Pledges: Make Obama Do It