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"We've Got People" documents the movement behind progressive Democrats


On this edition of Your Call, political reporter Ryan Grim will discuss his new book, We’ve Got People: From Jesse Jackson to Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the End of Big Money and the Rise of a Movement.

He argues that the movement that propelled Ocasio-Cortez to office has been building for 30 years. As 20 Democratic presidential hopefuls prepare for their first debate next week, how are progressives mobilizing to push candidates and the party to the left?


Ryan Grim, DC bureau chief at The Intercept, contributor for The Young Turks, and author of We’ve Got People: From Jesse Jackson to AOC, the End of Big Money and the Rise of a Movement

Web Resources:

The Intercept: “We’ve Got People”: Ryan Grim on the Democratic Party, Nancy Pelosi, and the 2020 Campaign

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Politico: California poll: Warren surges to second, Harris falls to fourth

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Rose Aguilar has been the host of Your Call since 2006. She became a regular media roundtable guest in 2001. In 2019, the San Francisco Press Club named Your Call the best public affairs program. In 2017, The Nation named it the most valuable local radio show.