How We Win

How We Win

The Official Podcast of the Persistence! For the past 4 years, we’ve been making history in critical elections all over the country, and last year we made history again by expanding our majority in the Senate, beating election-denying republicans in crucial statehouse races, and fighting back a non-existent red wave. But our freedoms are still under attack and we must keep fighting to build a just and equitable America for us all. Every week we take you behind the lines and inside the "rooms where it happens" with strategy, and inspiration from progressive change makers all over our country! And we give you the tools you need to make an immediate impact on our most critical races.


March 23, 2023 42 min
Today we talk about a new, and very dire UN report on climate change and how we must pressure our representatives to go faster and further to move away from fossil fuels. We also talk about union led strikes in Los Angeles and the fight for fair wages and worker protections across the country. And, as the world is on “indictment watch” in New York this week, joining us for our interview is our friend and founder of MSW Media, Allis...
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Today we talk about why protecting our citizens is good, with gun laws, with checks on financial institutions, and with our environment, and why deregulation is not so good… looking at you SVB and East Palestine. And then we’ve got a powerful interview with Brittany Pettersen, a freshman Congressmember from Colorado who overcame incredible obstacles to make it to DC, and is using her lived experience to lead. Wisconsin Supreme Cour...
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Today we celebrate International Women’s Day with a woman who has been breaking barriers and leading in California for decades. Former CA State Controller and current Vice Chair of the California Democratic Party, Betty Yee! Not Above the Law Rallies Write Letters for Wisconsin Supreme Court Election Follow us on Twitter: @HowWeWinPod @BluesBoySteve @jenancona...
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March 1, 2023 35 min
There are some bombshell revelations coming from Dominion’s defamation suit against Fox that won’t really surprise you at all, and Biden is taking it straight to the GOP as we all prepare for another fight to save our health care. Then Steve talks to someone who is on a mission to bring back civics education to schools at all levels, the Founder and Executive Director of “We Are Voters,” Kim Moffat. www.losefoxnews....
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February 22, 2023 25 min
Coming off of Presidents day we are talking about Presidents that lead with the incredible and courageous example of our current president, Joe Biden. Then we’ve got a great interview with someone who is definitely a leader with a long and bright future in the Democratic party, the first member of Gen-Z to serve in Congress, Representative Maxwell Frost! Volunteer in the Wisconsin Supreme Court Election Follow ...
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Today we talk about the exciting launch of Steve’s campaign for California Assembly, which just happened last Friday! Get ready, Sacramento! Then, joining us for our interview to talk about the importance of state house races, and how Democrats are doing all across the country, is the Co-Founder & Co-Executive Director of “Run For Something,” Ross Morales Rocketto! https://www.gofundm...
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February 9, 2023 31 min
We have a special post State of the Union episode today! Biden really knocked it out of the park with this historic speech so we will break it down. Joining us to help us analyze the messages and let us know how we can keep amplifying them, is one of the Democratic Party’s leading political strategists and pollsters, Celinda Lake. Wisconsin Supreme Court Race Follow us on Twitter: @Ho...
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February 1, 2023 38 min
Today we are trying to make sense of the senseless. In the wake of last week’s video release exposing the brutal police killing of Tyre Nichols, we are going to talk with retired LAPD Sgt. Cheryl Dorsey, and author of the book, “Black and Blue, The Creation of a Social Advocate.” Sgt. Dorsey will help us get a better understanding of the culture of policing in America, and what needs to change so that police truly serve all the peo...
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Today we are mourning the loss of more Americans due to gun violence. The shootings in Monterey Park and Half Moon Bay, CA are utterly heartbreaking and are especially devastating to the AAPI community that is already coping with a rise in violence. We talk about how you can best support these grieving communities. Then Steve has a conversation with his very own Congressman, Tony Cardenas. They talk about how we can still move forw...
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January 18, 2023 46 min
It's our season 4 premier and there is quite a bit to catch up on since our break including a new Congress, that’s not exactly like the old Congress… We will talk about what’s on the Republican agenda (it’s not good) and how we can support the Democrats’ work to fight back! And we are very excited to announce that for season 4, Jenifer Fernandez Ancona is coming on officially as our new co-host! Steve interviews her today so we can...
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January 13, 2023 1 min
The Official Podcast of the Persistence is back with Season 4! There’s so much more important work ahead of us to fight for equity, justice and our very democracy. We’ll take you behind the lines and inside the “rooms where it happens” with strategy, and inspiration from progressive change makers all over our country! And we’ll dig deep into the weekly news that matters most and what you can do about it, with messaging and communic...
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December 21, 2022 27 min
Today for our special year end episode, we listen back to what was bringing us inspiration throughout the year. The last question we ask all of our guests is, “What gives you hope?” We will hear answers from some of our favorite guests including Dan Pfieffer, Dr. Shirley Weber, Santiago Mayer, Cornell Belcher, Senator Cortez Masto, Congressman Adam Schiff, Heather Booth, and Dolores Huerta. Follow us on Twitter: @HowWeWinPod @Blues...
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December 14, 2022 34 min
As we near the end of this wild year we are celebrating some incredible milestones. Biden has signed the Respect for Marriage Act, Karen Bass is sworn in as the first woman Mayor of Los Angeles, and Elon Musk is booed off the stage in San Francisco. It’s been a good week! We still have a lot to do and one of the most pressing issues of our time is the epidemic of gun violence in America. To talk about the work we’ve done and what w...
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December 8, 2022 43 min
Today we are celebrating the huge win out of Georgia in the Senate Runoff! Thanks to the work of organizers, a great candidate in Rev. Warnock, and the perseverance of Georgia voters, Democrats will go into 2023 with a larger Senate majority than we have had in the last 2 years, 51-49. And we still have a little bit of time left in Congress’ hopefully, not-so-lame duck session, so joining us to talk about our legislative opportunit...
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November 30, 2022 39 min
Hope you enjoyed your turkey because we are back! Marriage Equality passed in the Senate, Oath Keepers are found GUILTY of Seditious Conspiracy, and we are one week away from the Georgia runoff election! Time is running out to make sure we send Raphael Warnock back to the Senate, so joining us to share the best ways for you to make an impact is Chrystian Woods, veteran Georgia organizer and Senior Advisor to the Democratic Party of...
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November 23, 2022 16 min
It has been a huge week of news. We have fallen just short of holding the majority in the House, and we are reeling from yet another hate fueled mass shooting, but today for our Thanksgiving episode, Steve gives thanks for the many reasons we have to be hopeful, as we steel our resolve for the year ahead. Georgia RunOff Volunteer Opportunities Follow us on Twitter: @HowWeWinPod @BluesBoySteve Learn more about yo...
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November 16, 2022 44 min
Today we have more midterm election results to celebrate as we wait to find out who will narrowly control the House, as well as the outcome of the Georgia Senate runoff. Joining us to discuss the good, and the bad, as we relish in the delicious schadenfreude of it all, is the co-founder of the Democratic Coalition, and the host of the Dworkin Report Podcast, Scott Dworkin! Give: Volunteer to Cure Ball...
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November 10, 2022 37 min
Voting in the midterms is over and we are still standing! While we still don’t know all the results, and control over the House and Senate hangs on a few outstanding races, this election was a clear repudiation of the MAGA republicans. To help put it all into perspective, we hear from someone who is the definition of persistence, organizing icon Heather Booth. Nevada Ballot Cure Phone Bank:
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November 2, 2022 48 min
The most important election of our lives is here! We don’t agonize, we organize! And it’s up to us in these final days. It’s GOTV time folks! One last push to do everything we can to protect our freedoms and fight back the rise of fascism! So to help pump us up and send us off to talk to voters with the messages that win, is co-founder and President of Way To Win, Tory Gavito! Follow us on Twitter: @HowWeWinPod @B...
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We know you are out there talking to voters, knocking on doors, making phone calls, and doing what it takes for us to win on November 8th. So today we help you present your closing argument for the midterms! Steve and Jenifer are talking all about messaging that works, with the help of communications guru and host of the “Words To Win By” podcast, Anat Shenker-Osorio! Election Protection: Vote Forward: www.V...
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