Demos Action’s Sean McElwee joins Jordan to talk about youth turnout, running younger candidates and why a lot of “conventional wisdom” should be tossed out.
The Beane 2018 Podcast is back! On this edition Jordan is excited to talk to Demos Action’s Sean McElwee. A forward thinking analyst and a must follow on twitter (@seanmcelwee) Sean is a leading voice on what progressives need to do to get into office. Joining Jordan on the pod, the two discuss what Sean’s role at Demos Action is (4:55), the biggest lessons he learned from the 2016 election (6:24) and, with California set to restructure it’s motor voter program when it comes to registration, what happened to voter participation when Oregon set up a similar program (7:52). Additionally Jordan and Sean talk about how to increase youth turnout in future elections (12:44), what campaign conventional wisdom we should relegate to the dustbin of history (19:07) and how younger candidates can navigate a trickier landscape to become successful & get into office (22:20).
All in all it’s a unique conversation that all candidates should be having right now. For more on Sean don’t miss his analysis on what we can do to activate young voters here, Demos’ findings on what Oregon’s AVR meant here, and how California is leading the way on progressive success here.
For more on Jordan, make sure to follow him on a variety of social media accounts. He’s on Twitter (@jordanbeane_SD), Instagram (@jordanbeaneSD) and Facebook.
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