National Roundtable: Beyond Politics As Usual

Senator Bernie Sanders, an independent from Vermont and 2016 Democratic presidential candidate, speaks during a Liberty University Convocation in Lynchburg, Virginia, U.S., on Monday, Sept. 14, 2015. Sanders now leads his Democratic rival former secretary of state Hillary Clinton by double digits in Iowa and New Hampshire, the first two states in where votes will be cast in 2016 to decide the party's presidential nominee. Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg *** Local Caption *** Bernie Sanders

sandersMay 11, 2016 – Segment 2

We have a political roundtable, where our guests will talk about the upcoming Presidential election. We examine the breadth of people who are disillusioned with “politics as usual,” reflected in the strong following of both Trump and Sanders, and we question whether it’s possible to create a cross-racial progressive coalition. With: Bill Fletcher, Jr., Senior Scholar with the Institute for Policy Studies, editorial board member of, and co-author of The Indispensable Ally: Black Workers and the Formation of the Congress of Industrial Organizations, 1934-1941 and Solidarity Divided: The crisis in organized labor and a new path toward social justice; John Duda, co-founder of BASE and co-founder and collective member of Red Emma’s; and Zoe CarpenterThe Nation‘s Assistant Washington Editor.