Democrats: Whose Party is it Anyway?

Date(s) - 01/22/20
5:30 pm - 6:45 pm

Ida Noyes Hall University of Chicago

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Democrats: Whose Party is it Anyway?

Wed, January 22, 2020 5:30 PM – 6:45 PM

As Democrats choose a candidate to run against President Trump in 2020, one key question has shaped the primary: should the Democratic Party embrace policies like Medicare for All and a Green New Deal, or should it stay near the ideological center? Can a more progressive agenda win the Electoral College, or is courting swing voters in the middle really the only way to get to 1600 Pennsylvania Ave.?

Join the IOP for a friendly debate on the future of the Democratic Party, featuring IOP Pritzker Fellow Abdul El-Sayed and former Senator Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND). This conversation will be moderated by Amanda Terkel, Washington Bureau Chief for HuffPost.