12:00am

Wed September 5, 2012
Democratic Party

Today on Your Call: Who is in the Obama coalition today?

On today's Your Call, as the Democratic National Convention is underway, we’ll talk about the Democratic Party.  Support for gay marriage, abortion rights, and organized labor have all been included in a draft of the party’s platform this year.  Who are the people standing behind the Democrats?  And how has support for President Obama changed since 2008?  Join us at 10am PST or post a comment here.  What does it mean to be a Democrat today?  It’s Your Call with Holly Kernan, and you.


Guests:


John Nichols, Washington correspondent for The Nation magazine


Lance Selfa, a columnist for the Socialist Worker newspaper and author of “The Democrats: A Critical History”


Alicia Crank, director of Leadership Mountain View with the Mountain View Chamber of Commerce and a delegate to the DNC


Jackie Sewell, national organizer for the Young Democratic Socialists


Resources:


2012 Democratic National Convention


2012 Democratic Party Platform


Daily Kos: Book Review: Selfa's "The Democrats"


The Nation: DNC Offers Obama an Opportunity to Show Who the Real Reformer Is


NY Times: Democrats Draft Gay Marriage Platform


Washington Post: Youth at environment summit unhappy with Obama policies


Washington Examiner: A Romney first: over 40% of youth vote back him


MSNBC: Where does Obama stand with organized labor? 


Charlotte Observer: Democrats’ party platform will highlight issues controversial in N.C.


Mountain View Patch: Meet Your DNC Delegate: Alicia Crank


 

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