Session: Bringing Progressive ideas to Rural America
5 p.m. Thursday, May 6
How does a Democrat keep winning in deep-red Montana? Can progressive Democrats ever hope to sway rural Americans that their policy wishlists could benefit rural America? Sen. John Tester, former presidential candidate and author of Grounded: Winning Back Rural America, says it’s all in how you deliver the message. Join Sen. Jon Tester for a conversation moderated by Crosscut Managing Editor Mark Baumgarten.
About Mark Baumgarten
Mark Baumgarten is the managing editor at Crosscut where he oversees a newsroom of dedicated reporters, producers and editors telling the stories of Seattle and the Pacific Northwest. He is also the host of the Crosscut Talks podcast and the At-Large live event series. Find him on Twitter @MarkBaumgarten or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Crosscut Festival 2021
Join journalists, politicians, authors, creators and newsmakers from our community and around the nation May 3-8, 2021 as we come together to take a hard look at the people, policy and events that shape our lives.
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