A flood. A wave. A surge. What’s happening at the U.S.-Mexico border is none of those things, but you wouldn’t know it from watching or reading some of the coverage in U.S. media. In recent weeks, the phrases “surge of migrants,” “migrant surge,” “the surge,” “surge at border” and other variations have all appeared in…
Maria and Julio are joined by Jamaal Bowman, 2020 Democratic nominee for Congress in New York’s 16th District. They unpack Bowman’s path to running for Congress, and discuss how the Black Lives Matter movement fueled his victory. They also talk about the role of progressivism in the Democratic Party and how Democrats are engaging with voters.
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This episode was mixed by Elisheba Ittoop.
ITT Staff Picks
- “Black power comes from Black love. It is Black love that helped me, Cori Bush and Mondaire Jones, among many others, to win congressional primaries in this historic moment,” writes Jamaal Bowman for Essence magazine.
- Progressives unveil an agenda that aims to push Joe Biden to the left if he wins, from Holly Otterbein for Politico.
- Democrats could take back the Senate in 2020. The writers at Vox lay out what their priorities should be if they do.
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