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Elections 2018 – The Progressive Path Forward
Dr. Christina Greer hosts panelists discussing the Struggle for the Soul of the Democratic Party
New York, February 7, 2018 — Manhattan Neighborhood Network (MNN) and Free Speech TV (FSTV) are launching a new monthly series, "Elections 2018 – The Progressive Path Forward" and will premiere the first episode, "The Struggle for the Soul of the Democratic Party," on Thursday, February 8 at 8 p.m. ET on both MNN-FSTV (Spectrum 1301 and FiOS 39 for Manhattan viewers or streaming online worldwide at mnn.org) and Free Speech TV (DISH 9415, DIRECTV 348, or streaming on Roku, Android TV, Apple TV and freespeech.org).
The forthcoming midterm election promises to be one of the most important in our nation’s history, so it's up to every voter to be engaged and informed. How will widespread dissatisfaction with the regressive policies of the Trump Administration manifest itself? What will be the best strategy and most potent path forward for progressively-minded citizens heading into November?
Explore these questions and hear from leaders working on the frontlines of progressive change in "Elections 2018: The Progressive Path Forward," a new series by Manhattan Neighborhood Network and Free Speech TV.
"This new monthly series will bring to our viewers critical reporting and analysis of what promises to be an epic battle over the future of this country," said Ron Williams, Executive Director of Free Speech TV. "'Elections 2018: The Progressive Path Forward' will feature exclusive conversations with a wide range of leaders on the front lines of the growing wave of resistance building to November."
Produced by Globalvision and filmed at the MNN El Barrio Firehouse Community Media Center, the premiere episode features moderator Dr. Christina Greer, Associate Professor of Political Science at Fordham University and author of "Black Ethnics: Race, Immigration, and the Pursuit of the American Dream," and panelists including:
Aimee Allison, President of Democracy in Color
Dan Cantor, National Director, Working Families Party
Zephyr Teachout, political activist and former Democratic Party candidate for Governor of New York. Currently, an Associate Professor of Law at Fordham University.
Jim Zogby, Co-Founder and President, Arab American Institute. Former member of Executive Committee of the Democratic National Committee, and author of Arab Voices.
“The midterm election will be a defining moment for our country and we are proud to join forces with Free Speech TV once again to bring bold, independent voices to the forefront of this national conversation,” said MNN President and CEO Dan Coughlin.
"Elections 2018 – The Progressive Path Forward: The Struggle for the Soul of the Democratic Party" will premiere on Thursday, February 8th at 8pm ET on MNN-FSTV (Spectrum 1301 and FiOS 39 for Manhattan viewers or streaming live online worldwide at mnn.org) and on Free Speech TV (DISH 9415, DIRECTV 348, or streaming on Roku, Android TV, Apple TV and freespeech.org).
Immediately following the broadcast, MNN and FSTV will host a live Twitter chat from 9:00-9:30 pm ET with some of the panelists, using hashtag #ProgressivePath18.