Date and Time
Jun 6, 2019 6:30 pm
14th & V
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We’ve Got People: From Jesse Jackson to Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the End of Big Money and the Rise of a Movement traces the energy that propelled AOC in 2018 back to the 1988 presidential campaign of Jesse Jackson and the Rainbow Coalition -- a year before she was born. That campaign stunned the Democratic Party by coming within inches of winning the nomination. One of the few white progressives to endorse the campaign early was Burlington Mayor Bernie Sanders; Ocasio-Cortez, in 2016, would volunteer for his presidential campaign. Veterans of the Sanders campaign then formed the organization that recruited Ocasio-Cortez to run for Congress, and backed her and her squad to the hilt. At every step, the movement was in conflict with the centrist wing of the party, and the book, jam-packed with new revelations, explores how each shaped each other, and how that 30-year war shapes the fight playing out today.
Ryan Grim is the Washington bureau chief for The Intercept, and was previously the bureau chief for The Huffington Post, where he led a team that was twice a finalist for a Pulitzer Prize, winning once. The author of This Is Your Country On Drugs, this is his second book. He's a member of the board of the National Press Foundation, a contributor to The Young Turks network, and was previously an on-air contributor to MSNBC.