Tuesday, March 22, 2016

The Michelangelo Signorile Show on SiriusXM PROGRESS ch.127

When political organizer and Black Lives Matter activist DeRay Mckesson announced that he was running for the office of Mayor of Baltimore, many people in the city's political establishment questioned whether or not he was really serious about the campaign and wondered if this was just an attempt to get other more mainstream candidates to address the concerns of the city’s African-American community and embrace progressive causes.  However, since filing the paper work to run for office, DeRay has silenced many of his critics by offering an extensive set of policy proposals on education, economic development, public safety, health, the environment, arts and more that rival and in some cases easily surpass those from the more mainstream candidates in their depth and scope. Deray joins me today on the show to talk all about his campaign for Mayor and the many issues facing the citizens of Baltimore today.  

One of the great things about being on SiriusXM is our ability to reach people all across the country and provide a progressive prospective in places where it would not normally be present, which is something that many of our listeners who live conservative areas of the country say comes as a breath of fresh air.  In his new book Blue in a Red State: The Survival Guide to Life in the Real America, Justin Krebs did in person what we do every day via the airwaves, and traveled across the US speaking with progressives in deeply red areas to learn how they get involved in local activism and keep their sanity from day to day.  Justin is the founding director of a national political organization called Living Liberally and a campaign director at the MoveOn Political Action Committee, and he joins me today on the show to talk all about the book and what it is like to be Blue in a Red State.

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