This week’s guest is Katie Rader, a professor of political science at Christopher Newport University, who was involved with Jacobin, YouGov, and the Center for Working Class Politics’s recent study on the kind of candidates, messaging, and political strategy that can win working-class votes and deliver for those voters. (You can read the study here.) How can leftist political campaigns build bona fides among working-class voters? The research shows that it’s about focusing on the issues, not shying away from the message of class struggle, steering clear of “activist speak” in favor of plain terms for material solutions, and much more — Katie lays it all out for us in this week’s episode.
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