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Tue 24

May 24, 2022 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm EDT

Open Primaries Virtual Discussion: How to Rebuild Rural Politics & Why Our Future Depends on It (w/ Chloe Maxmin & Canyon Woodward)

Through two successful elections in rural red districts in Maine that few thought could be won by a Democrat, twentysomethings Chloe Maxmin (D-District 13) and campaign manager Canyon Woodward saw how the Democratic party has focused for too long on the interests of elite leaders and big donors, forcing the party to abandon the concerns of rural America.

Maxmin and Woodward are now barnstorming the country promoting their new book, Dirt Road Revival: How to Rebuild Rural Politics and Why Our Future Depends On It, with appearances on Real Time with Bill Maher and articles in the NY Times and The Nation.

On Tuesday May 24th at 3pm ET Open Primaries President John Opdycke will speak to Maxmin and Woodward about their new book and dive into the lessons they’ve learned from political organizing in rural America. They’ll explore not just how the political parties, but the political reform world as well can learn from them and how Maxmin successfully employed her brand of organizing to successfully pass open primaries in Maine as the lead sponsor of newly enacted legislation.

We’re honored to have these in demand leaders and authors on our program. Trust us-you won’t want to miss it!