American national politics is screwed, but in the other Washington, we're electing badass, progressive women with fresh ideas. In our first ever live taping of The Other Washington podcast—and Season 3 Finale!—we interviewed newly sworn-in Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan, Seattle City Councilmember Teresa Mosqueda, and State Senator Manka Dhingra. All are women and first-time candidates and politicians. Listen as the whole Civic Ventures crew asks them about their experiences on the campaign trail, what policies they're excited to fight for, and how Washington state can continue to be a progressive beacon to the rest of the country. We talk with each individually and then for the first time ever all three sit down together and discuss the importance of this political moment.
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The Democratic Party suffered catastrophic losses in 2016, in part, because they failed to offer real economic solutions for average Americans. As progressives move forward, they're examining some bold new policies, including a universal basic income and a federally guaranteed jobs plan. Both policies provide more agency and offer more choice to the American worker—but they're implemented in drastically different ways.
Oftentimes, these two policy ideas are portrayed as mutually exclusive. But is that a false choice? We speak with basic income advocate Scott Santens; Darrick Hamilton, an associate professor of economics and urban policy at The New School; Rakeen Mabud, Program Director of the Roosevelt Institute’s 21st Century Economy and Economic Inclusion programs; and Misha Werschkul, the Executive Director of the Washington State Budget & Policy Center.
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