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Modeling a Path Forward With Newark Mayor Ras Baraka

This week on "The Tent," Daniella, Ed, and Jesse discuss the latest impacts of the coronavirus pandemic before chatting with Newark Mayor Ras Baraka about the protest movement calling for police reform and racial justice.

Part of a Series

Despite efforts to contain its spread, cases of COVID-19 continue to rise across the South and Sun Belt. This week, Daniella, Ed, and Jesse discuss how the pandemic could affect students returning to school this fall and how it shapes polling in the 2020 general election. In our featured guest interview, Newark, New Jersey, Mayor Ras Baraka (D) shares his perspective on the dialogue occurring in his city around public safety and police reform as well as lessons learned from the pandemic.

Learn more about the podcast here.

Daniella Gibbs Léger is the executive vice president for Communications and Strategy at the Center for American Progress Action Fund. Ed Chung is the vice president for Criminal Justice Reform at the Action Fund. Jesse Lee is a vice president for Communications at the Action Fund. Chris Ford is the senior broadcast coordinator for Communications at the Action Fund. Dwayne Greene is the director of Broadcast Communications at the Action Fund. Adam Peck is the senior media coordinator at the Action Fund.

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Authors

Daniella Gibbs Léger

Executive Vice President, Communications and Strategy

@dgibber123

Ed Chung

Senior Fellow

Jesse Lee

Senior Adviser

Chris Ford

Broadcast Manager

Dwayne Greene

Director, Broadcast Communications

Adam Peck

Senior Media Coordinator

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Politics. Policy. Progress. All under one big tent. Produced by CAP Action, “The Tent” is a news and politics podcast hosted by Daniella Gibbs Léger. Listen each Thursday for episodes exploring topics that progressives are focused on.

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