[act-ma] TODAY! Wed 10/31 What's at Stake: The 2012 Elections and the Left on OBR.FM

David O. Knuttunen webmaster at dsaboston.org
Wed Oct 31 09:12:26 PDT 2012

Wed 10/31/12 7:00 pm on OB RADIO (http://obr.fm <http://obr.fm/> ) 
w/ rebroadcasts the following Monday 10:00 am and Wednesday 7:00 am.
Podcasts will go up not more than 10 days after original broadcast -
probably less, this week, because of the time sensitivity of the material.


What's at Stake: The 2012 Elections and the Left

a Democratic Socialists of America Forum


Set your Internet Browser to OBR.FM.

Tonight's show will air audio that was recorded on October 20, 2012 at a
forum sponsored by the Boston local of Democratic Socialists of America
<http://dsaboston.org> . Speakers included SEIU Political Director Harris
Gruman, Mass NOW PAC Chair Christina Knowles, Mass Alliance Deputy Director
Jordan Berg Powers, and Dorchester People for Peace activist Jeff Klein.

Harris Gruman is Massachusetts Political Director for the Service Employees
International Union (SEIU). He is also a former Director of Massachusetts
Neighbor to Neighbor, and has been involved in political work both at the
state and federal election for many years. He was named by Campaigns and
Politics magazine as one of the Top 100 Influencers in Massachusetts. Harris
talks about the how the deficit should really be viewed as three deficits,
and how the two parties differ in their approaches to managing this issue.

Christina Knowles is the chair of the Political Action Committee for the
Massachusetts chapter of the National Organization for Women
<http://www.massnow.org/>  (NOW). She was also named on Campaigns and
Politics magazine as one of the Top 100 Influencers in Massachusetts, so we
had two of the 100 in this forum. She talks mostly about state, but also
federal issues, especially as they relate to women and the GLBT community.

Jordan Berg Powers is Deputy Director of  <http://www.massalliance.org/>
Mass Alliance, which is a progressive coalition of 22 labor, civil rights,
environmental and community groups. The Mass Alliance focuses primarily on
getting progressives elected to the Massachusetts State legislature. Jordan
talks about the importance of state elections in grooming candidates who are
real progressives, and how only by supporting good people early in their
political careers can we hope someday to have more progressive candidates at
the national level.

Jeff Klein is a retired machinist and local union president, who is now
active with the  <http://www.dotpeace.org/> Dorchester People for Peace. He
has traveled widely in the Middle East, and published numerous articles on
the Israel-Palestine conflict. He talks, among other things, about the
Budget for All referendum <http://budget4allmass.org/>  that we also heard
about on the FSU Program a couple of weeks
oes-it-mean-to-you-and-what-can-you-do-about-it-audio-link/>  ago.

What's At Stake: The 2012 Elections and the Left
Wednesday, 10/31/2012 7:00 pm USA Eastern Time
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