Juan González with David Rolf and Frank Blethen
Democracy Now journalist Juan González appears in conversation with Seattle labor leader John Rolf and Seattle Times publisher Frank Blethen tonight. Juan González’s new book, Reclaiming Gotham: Bill de Blasio and the Movement to End America's Tale of Two Cities (New Press) discusses the impact of De Blasio’s election and the ongoing popular rebellion against corporate-friendly policies that had dominated New York for decades. Reflecting that broader change, liberal Democrats Bill Peduto in Pittsburgh, Betsy Hodges in Minneapolis, and Martin Walsh of Boston also won mayoral elections that same year, as did insurgent Ras Baraka in Newark the following year. This new generation of municipal leaders offers valuable lessons for those seeking grassroots reform.
Co-presented with TOWN HALL/INSIDE OUT CIVICS.