Session 2: Saturday, June 2nd: 12:00 - 1:50pm
During this panel discussion, we will deconstruct the democratic establishment and the methods they use to work against true progressive candidates. We will discuss what works in boosting progressives in districts and states won by Donald Trump by large margins in 2016. Mike Pence’s home state of Indiana was won by Bernie Sanders in the Democratic Primary in 2016 and then won by Donald Trump in the general election by 19 percentage points. We will discuss what makes progressive campaigns different, a critical look at the recent development of progressive pacts such as Our Revolution, Brand New Congress, and Justice Democrats. Where do progressive candidates in Red States go from here? #DemEnter or #DemExit A look toward 2020.