THE GREAT BATTLEFIELD

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Episode 30: Science of Elections, Voting Rights & Public Opinion - Harvard University's Steve Ansolabehere

In Episode 30 of The Great Battlefield we are joined by political scientist Steve Ansolabehere, a professor of government at Harvard University who teaches teaches American politics and studies topics of value for resisters like elections, campaign finance, negative campaigning, voting rights and redistricting, voting technology and public opinion.

Episode 29: "Friend to Friend Outreach" - VoterCircle's co-founder and CEO Sangeeth Peruri

In Episode 29 of The Great Battlefield we are joined by VoterCircle's co-founder and CEO Sangeeth Peruri who talks with us his aim to improve political outreach by leveraging peoples' social networks.  Since the taping of this podcast VoterCircle has become a partisan company and no longer works with Republican candidates state legislature and above.

Episode 28: "Stand Up; Speak Out" - The Town Hall Project's founder Jimmy Dahman

In Episode 28 of The Great Battlefield Podcast we talk with founder Jimmy Dahman about The Town Hall Project and its role in publicizing town hall meetings to voters so they can have the chance to influence their elected representatives. 

Episode 27: Bridging Divides - Spaceship Media's Eve Pearlman and Jeremy Hay

In Episode 27 of The Great Battlefield podcast we are joined by Spaceship Media's co-founders Eve Pearlman and Jeremy Hay to talk about Spaceship Media's work to create space where people can communicate in a meaningful and respectful way as political polarization reached an all time high.

Episode 26: Going from Red to Blue - Sister District's Rita Bosworth

In Episode 26 of the Great Battlefield we talk with Sister District's founder Rita Bosworth. Sister District is directing the energy of volunteers from safe districts to close ones where they can have a real impact.

Episode 25: Fighting Fake News - Media Matters' President Angelo Carusone

In Episode 25 Media Matters' President Angelo Carusone talks with The Great Battlefield about the 2016 election and Media Matters' fight against conservative misinformation and fake news.

Episode 24: "I think we're in the hands of amateurs" - Neal Conan of Truth, Politics and Power

In Episode 24 of The Great Battlefield podcast we talk with Neal Conan, the former host of NPR's Talk of the Nation, about his response to the Trump Presidency, a new independent radio show and podcast called Truth, Politics and Power.

Episode 23:The Power of Storytelling - Pantsuit Nation Executive Director Cortney Tunis

In Episode 23 of The Great Battlefield we talk with Pantsuit Nation's Executive Director Cortney Tunis about Pantsuit Nation's work harnessing the power of story telling to drive social and political change through their network of 4 million members. 

Episode 22: It Starts with the House - Swing Left's Ethan Todras-Whitehill

In Episode 22 of The Great Battlefield we chat with Swing Left's co-founder Ethan Todras-Whitehill. He talks about Swing Left and their focus on winning back the U.S. House in 2018 by providing opportunities for volunteers to campaign in swing districts.

Episode 21: What is a Data-Driven Campaign? - Clarity Campaign's John Hagner

In Episode 21 of The Great Battlefield we are joined by John Hanger of Clarity Campaigns to talk about the role data and analytics play in campaign strategy and the current state of data-driven campaigning after the 2016 election.

Episode 20: Inspiring Women to Run for Office - Emerge America's A'Shanti Gholar and London Lamar

In Episode 20 of The Great Battlefield podcast we chat with Emerge America's Political Director A'Shanti Ghotar and with London Lamar, a candidate for the TN Legislature, about Emerge America's growth since the 2016 election and their work to recruit and train Democratic women to run for office.

Episode 19: Empowering the Opposition - Shareblue's Jess McIntosh

In Episode 19 of The Great Battlefield we talk with Shareblue's Executive Editor Jess McIntosh about Shareblue's work to fight Trump and the Republicans as well as her career in communications for Sen. Franken, EMILY's List, Hillary Clinton and other progressives.

Episode 18: Funding a Better Congress - ItStartsToday's Jonathan Zucker

In Episode 18 of The Great Battlefield we talk to Jonathan Zucker about the intersection of technology and political fundraising, including his work as the third employee at Act Blue, and his new enterprise, ItStartsToday, which seeks a baseline fund for the Democratic nominees for the House in every district in the country.In Episode 18 of The Great Battlefield we talk to Jonathan Zucker about the intersection of technology and political fundraising, including his work as the third employee at Act Blue, and his new enterprise, ItStartsToday, which seeks a baseline fund for the Democratic nominees for the House and Senate in every district and state in the country.

Episode 17: Thinking Outside the Box to Solve the World's Most Difficult Issues - Purpose's Josh Hendler

In Episode 17 of The Great Battlefield we talk with Purpose's Josh Hendler about his work to modernize the way the Democratic Party uses data, the 2016 election and Purpose's work to think outside the box to solve the world's most difficult issues.

Episode 16: Run to Win - EMILY's List's Mũthoni Wambu Kraal

In Episode 16 of The Great Battlefield we talk with Mũthoni Wambu Kraal, the Vice President of National Outreach and Training at EMILY's List about how the organization is responding to the 2016 election and her role in providing resources to the unprecedented 15,000 women who have signed up with EMILY's List to run for office since Election Day.

Episode 15: The Science of Winning Campaigns - The Analyst Institute's Aaron Strauss

In Episode 15 of The Great Battlefield Aaron Strauss, the executive director of the Analyst Institute -- which is the hub of research in campaign tactics for progressives -- talks about politics and how they use experiments and science to improve the effectiveness of progressive campaigns.

Episode 14: Stay Woke - Resistance Manual and Our States' Sam Sinyangwe:

In Episode 14 of The Great Battlefield we talk with Stay Woke's Sam Sinyangwe about Our State's and the Resistance Manual and the fight to engage and give people the tools to support equity and justice.

Episode 13: Resistance Starts in the States - Flippable's Catherine Vaughan:

In Episode 13 of The Great Battlefield we talk with Catherine Vaughan about why state legislatures matter and Flippable's work to turn our country blue from by focusing on flippable state legislative seats and chambers.

Episode 12: Building a Progressive Bench - Run For Something's Ross Morales Rocketto:

In Episode 12 of The Great Battlefield we talk with Ross Morales Rocketto about Run for Something's work to build a progressive bench by getting more under-35 year-olds on the ballot!

Episode 11: None Of This Is Normal - Shakesville's Melissa McEwan:

In Episode 11 of The Great Battlefield we talk with Shakesville's Editor-in-Chief, Melissa McEwan about politics and culture through an intersectional feminist lens and why we must sustain our outrage and our indignation!

Episode 10: Standing up Against Authoritarianism - March for Truth's Andrea Chalupa:

In Episode 10 of The Great Battlefield we talk with Andrea Chalupa about her role as one of the founding organizers of the March for Truth. In this episode we learn how nationwide marches are organized and the importance of demanding rule of law, transparency and truth from our political leaders.

Episode 9: Ushering in a New Generation of Leadership - CHORUS Agency's Kate Catherall:

In Episode 9 of The Great Battlefield we talk with Kate Catherall about CHORUS Agency's entrepreneurial mission to break down barriers and change the culture of politics by supporting a new generation of progressive leaders to serve in elected office.

Episode 8: Creating Lasting Change - Onward Together's Nick Merrill:

In Episode #8 of The Great Battlefield we talk to Onward Together's Nick Merrill about the 2016 election, the Trump presidency and Hillary Clinton's support of entrepreneurial organizations working to harness the energy of the resistance for lasting change.

Episode 7: Why We Must Stand Up to Trump - StandUp America's Sean Eldridge:

In Episode #7 of The Great Battlefield we talk with StandUp America's founder Sean Eldridge about his work to educate and organize more than a million people in 50 states to stand up to Trump.

Episode 6: Building a Center of Gravity for Progressive Tech - Higher Ground Lab's Betsy Hoover:

In Episode 6 of The Great Battlefield, Higher Ground Lab's Betsy Hoover talks about investing in, building and strengthening the progressive tech ecosystem for the fight ahead.

Episode 5: Write Congress in Under Two Minutes - Resistbot's Jason Putorti:

In Episode 5 of The Great Battlefield we talk with Jason Putorti about Resistbot's role is revolutionizing how people resist by connecting people with their representatives in under 2 minutes via over 55mil texts in its first 100 days. Text “RESIST” to 50409.

Episode 4: A Rebirth of Civic Engagement - MoveOn's Ben Wikler:

Episode 4 of The Great Battlefield: MoveOn’s Ben Wikler talks to us about Sen. Al Franken, The Onion and MoveOn's role in helping to mobilize the resistance to save millions of peoples’ healthcare, fight climate change, protect immigrants and demand accountability from the Trump.

Episode 3: Catalyzing Progressive Change - New Media Venture's Julie Menter:

In Episode 3 of The Great Battlefield, we connect with New Media Venture's Julie Menter about her role in ensuring that the political entrepreneurs leading the fight have the resources they need to be successful.

Episode 2: Standing Indivisible - Indivisible's Policy Manager Gonzalo Martinez de Vedia:

“Indivisible's strategy advises folks to show up and hold their individual members of Congress accountable.” In Episode 2 of The Great Battlefield, we connect with Indivisible Policy Manager Gonzalo Martinez de Vedia and Vita Pakhomova, a member of Indivisible SF and a refugee from the former USSR, who is active in the Resistance

Episode 1: Jason Kander, Let America Vote and DNC Commission on Protecting American Democracy from the Trump Administration:

“It is suddenly very urgent that we have for the first time a political strategy against voter suppression". In the inaugural episode of The Great Battlefield, Jason Kander explains why voter suppression is un-American and how he is fighting back as the president of Let America Vote and the chair of the DNC’s Commission on Protecting American Democracy from the Trump Administration.

Episode 0: Welcome to the Battlefield!

The Resistance Dashboard team is excited to launch the Great Battlefield. Here is a teaser with some of our featured guests including Indivisible Policy Director Gonzalo Martinez de Vedia; Resistbot founder Jason Putorti; Flippable founder Catherine Vaughn and Let America Vote president Jason Kander.