In the latest episode, Civic Ventures president Zach Silk spoke with Bill Hogseth, a political organizer from rural Wisconsin, about the challenge of reaching rural voters.
Hogseth says Democrats need to fight for small businesses and independent farms and against corporate monopolies if they want to win back support in rural areas.
Not too long ago, states like Wisconsin, Michigan, and Pennsylvania were considered Democratic strongholds and not swing states.
Even though Joe Biden ran arguably the most progressive economic presidential campaign in three decades, Hogseth says his conversations with voters on Biden’s behalf in his rural Wisconsin community were still challenging.
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