Democracy in Color Podcast
The political game is changing and season three of Democracy in Color podcast will get you ready as the November elections approach. Aimee Allison, host and president of Democracy in Color, elevates the national conversation about a post-Trump electorate, the ascension of voters of color, and the surge in political leaders of all stripes. We’ll hear from strategists, thinkers, candidates and power players who speak candidly about the the transition to a new political era thanks in large part to the New American Majority. Aimee is joined each week by our political insider, Tim Molina from Courage Campaign, for analysis and context on local shifts and national movements. This season is being produced by Lantigua Williams & Co.
Most Recent Episodes
Season 3 | Episode 10
Episode Aimee sits down with political insider Tim Molina and Democracy in Color founder Steve Phillips to debrief on the wins and losses of this historic election. Women of color were the indisputable winners, with many becoming firsts, unseating incumbents, flipping state and Congressional seats, and generally announcing their political ascension. But there was also widespread voter suppression, overt racism, and a stark distance between white voters and everyone else up and down the ballot. This episode will break down what it all means and what happens next.
Season 3 | Episode 9
Nse Ufot calls in from one of the political hot zones leading up to the elections. She leads the New Georgia Project, in a state where a contentious gubernatorial race has raised the stakes and deepened awareness about voter suppression, electoral misinformation, and other tactics to deplete black and brown voter rolls.
Season 3 | Episode 8
By acting locally with purpose and resolve, the millennial Black mayor and first lady of Stockton, CA, are leading the nation by example in their own backyard. He was endorsed by Oprah and President Obama, and mentored by Valerie Jarrett. She’s a brilliant scholar at the University of Cambridge studying the lives of women who shaped iconic men. Stockton, which he calls a “Microcosm of race and ideology,” is proving to be fertile ground for this rising political couple.
Season 3 | Episode 7
She the People is a national movement to elect more women of color, spearheaded by our very own Aimee Allison, who, with her two guests, provides insights into how to harness the power of voters of color throughout the South and the rest of the country. Political strategists LaTosha Brown and Tory Gavito dissect the organizational errors that have mired Democrats for decades, explain why “the South eats strategy for breakfast,” and how women of color are redefining what makes a winning strategy one House seat at a time.
Season 3 | Episode 6
Writer and political analyst Julie Kohler has a message for other white women about how to be better progressive and intersectional allies.
Season 3 | Episode 5
The California State Senator is in the race for his political life against a 20-year incumbent. But this son of an immigrant single mother says he's overcome bigger odds and is ready for this challenge. He's also not holding back on the failure of fellow Democrats to lead their party and the country.
Season 3 | Episode 4
The Detroit native is running to fill a key Democratic House seat in Michigan, one already mired in controversy. But the outspoken candidate has already taken on billionaires in defense of her constituents, thrice beating recall efforts. Simply put, Tlaib stands up no matter the size of the challenge.
Season 3 | Episode 3
The gubernatorial candidate and fourth-generation Arizonan is campaigning on the premise that for his state to live up to its promise, it must elect someone who represents the state's population more accurately.
Season 3 | Episode 2
The Congressman is in charge of getting more Democrats get elected and “flipping the House,” and he’s got his work cut out for him. He talks to Aimee about rethinking traditional campaigning, the challenge of defeating a party headed by pathological liar, and what the rising majority needs to do to assert its political power.
Season 3 | Episode 1
We kick off the return of season 3 of Democracy in Color podcast with a revealing interview with Tallahassee mayor and Florida gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum on how he turned his idealism into action and his ultimate goal of turning his state blue for 2020.
Get beyond the talking points with political luminaries and get to the heart of how to build a political ecosystem that reflects the new American majority. First up: Tallahassee mayor and Florida gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum.
Who is the New American Majority and what does it mean for the future of politics in the US? Tallahassee mayor and gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum explains, “Black and brown voters became the majority of registered voters in the state of Florida...” Hear what that means for his red state and the country on this week’s episode of Democracy in Color with Aimee Allison.
Get ready for an all new season of the Democracy in Color Podcast hosted by Aimee Allison.
About Aimee Allison
Aimee Allison is a thought leader, public speaker, writer, and expert on women of color in politics. She is president of Democracy in Color, a national political organization focused on race, politics, and the New American Majority.
About Tim Molina
Tim Molina is the political director of the California-based progressive grassroots organization Courage Campaign and the Democracy in Color podcast’s resident Political Insider. Tim brings his strategic knowledge and experience organizing around politics and policy to our conversations each week.
About Lantigua Williams & Co.
Lantigua Williams & Co. is an audio and film production studio based in the Washington DC area. Follow them at @LanWilCo or visit LantiguaWilliams.com to learn more.