This collection of energized Democrats, described as “resistance warriors” by organizers, is convinced that their party will lose this fall if it doesn’t embrace a broad slate of uncompromising progressive candidates who deliver “an Elizabeth Warren-style economic populist message,” said Adam Green, co-founder of the Progressive Change Campaign Committee, which coordinated this week’s gathering along with the Sanders-backed Our Revolution.
“Not only can you run on your values and win, but it is necessary to do so in some of these red districts,” Green said.
Liberal icons Sanders and Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren will headline a program that’s designed to give lesser-known Democratic candidates at all levels a crash course on winning in the Trump era.
It’s not enough to simply oppose the Republican president, organizers say.
Participants will learn how to look good on television, find donors, design websites and, perhaps most importantly, develop a message around progressive economic priorities. The progressive movement’s most aggressive allies are expected to be on hand: groups such as Indivisible, Planned Parenthood and the AFL-CIO.