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Free and fair elections where every eligible person can exercise their fundamental right to vote is the cornerstone of American democracy. In order to ensure that every American is equally represented, it is vital to overcome efforts to subvert the will of the people—such as gerrymandering, voter suppression, and the undue influence of money in politics that undermines our democracy. The United States must also resist a rising threat: election deniers who promote conspiracy theories such as the "big lie" and who seek to undermine the basic fairness of U.S. elections.
CAP Action is committed to pushing back against the dangerous and regressive efforts that threaten U.S. democracy and keeping fidelity to foundational principles that will keep it strong: the sanctity of free and fair elections, the peaceful transfer of power, and a complete condemnation of any political violence or extremism. U.S. elections should be about giving everyone a say by ensuring that voters can cast a ballot freely, fairly, and safely, thereby making our multiracial democracy work for all of us and include all of us.
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This week on "The Tent," Barbara McQuade joins to discuss Donald Trump's legal jeopardy and U.S. democracy, and Daniella and Erin chat about the latest on Justice Clarence Thomas.
Sep 15, 2023
Daniella Gibbs Léger, Colin Seeberger, Erin Phillips, 2 More
Kelly McCoy, Sam Signorelli
New Georgia Project's Kendra Davenport Cotton joins Daniella to discuss the organization's work with marginalized voters, accountability and the 2020 elections, and the fight to protect voting rights.
Aug 3, 2023
Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) joins Colin to discuss how Michigan is investing in workers, families, and voting rights and the Biden administration's economic agenda.
Jul 6, 2023
Daniella Gibbs Léger, Colin Seeberger, Erin Phillips, 3 More
Kelly McCoy, Sam Signorelli, Jasmine Razeghi
This week on “The Tent,” Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham (D-NW) joins the podcast to discuss gun reform efforts in her state.
May 25, 2023
This week, Sammy Kanter and Maddie Medved from Girl and the Gov join the podcast to discuss why so many young people are checked out of politics and how to get them plugged back in.
Mar 31, 2023
Jesse O'Connell joins "The Tent" to discuss affirmative action, the Supreme Court arguments on student debt relief, and MAGA extremist attacks on school curricula.
Mar 2, 2023
Daniella Gibbs Léger, Colin Seeberger, Jesse O’Connell, 3 More
Erin Phillips, Kelly McCoy, Sam Signorelli
This week, a new co-host is announced and Daniella sits down with Human Rights Campaign President Kelley Robinson to discuss how the fast-growing LGBTQI+ voting bloc might shape future elections.
Jan 26, 2023
Ravi Gupta, host of the “Majority 54” podcast, joins Daniella to discuss priorities for the upcoming Congress; Daniella discusses classified documents found in President Biden’s home and private office.
Jan 20, 2023
Daniella Gibbs Léger, Erin Phillips, Kelly McCoy, 1 More
This week's episode of "The Tent" features audio from a CAP Action event on young voters and the role they play in elections.
Jan 12, 2023
Jan 10, 2023
John Della Volpe joins Daniella to discuss young voters' role in the midterm elections.
Dec 8, 2022
This week, Daniella sits down with Dr. Angela Rasmussen to discuss the latest health threats facing America.
Dec 1, 2022
CAP Action Managing Director of Democracy Policy William Roberts joins Daniella to discuss rising threats to U.S. democracy and the impact of election denialism.
Nov 17, 2022
Daniella Gibbs Léger, William Roberts, Erin Phillips, 2 More
Kelly McCoy, Sam Signorelli
CAP Action President Navin Nayak joins Daniella to talk about the 2022 midterm elections and voters' rejection of MAGA extremism.
Nov 14, 2022
Daniella Gibbs Léger, Navin Nayak, Erin Phillips, 2 More
Kelly McCoy, Sam Signorelli
Democratic strategist Doug Thornell joins Daniella to discuss the upcoming midterm elections and voter turnout.
Nov 3, 2022
Daniella Gibbs Léger, Erin Phillips, Kelly McCoy, 2 More
Tricia Woodcome, Sam Signorelli
In his speech to the nation on November 2, President Joe Biden laid out the wide-ranging threats to democracy—and how Americans must come together to repel them.
Amid a 20 percent surge in gun deaths across North Carolina from 2016 to 2020, Ted Budd made more than $4 million by flooding the state with guns.
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Even after several high-profile mass shootings in Texas, Gov. Greg Abbott continues to weaken the state's gun crime laws; gun deaths have surged 44 percent during his time in office.
Mark Leibovich joins Daniella to discuss his new book; how Trumpism took hold in the Republican Party; the correlation between Trump and MAGA extremism; and what the future holds for Republicans, Democrats, and American democracy.
Nov 2, 2022
Violent crime in Minnesota is increasingly fueled by guns, with the share of murders committed with a firearm increasing 27 percent and statewide gun sales surging a stunning 180 percent in the past decade.
Oct 31, 2022
Violent crime in Oregon is increasingly fueled by gun violence, with the share of murders committed with a gun in Portland surging 25 percent in recent years. Christine Drazan and Betsy Johnson would only make things worse.
Oct 25, 2022
Patrick Gaspard, Stanley B. Greenberg, Celinda Lake, and Mike Lux argue that Democrats need to center the economy in the 2022 midterm elections.
Oct 21, 2022
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Patrick Gaspard, Stanley Greenberg, Celinda Lake, 1 More
A Republican default on the national debt would exacerbate inflation, increase costs, and put Americans’ benefits at risk.
Oct 21, 2022
Colin Seeberger, Will Ragland
MAGA Republicans in Florida have driven a massive surge in gun-related violence, with gun crime increasing 20 percent since Gov. DeSantis took office.
Oct 20, 2022
Beth Almeida and Maggie Jo Buchanan discuss how MAGA Republicans’ extremist agenda and renewed efforts to slash Social Security and Medicare would particularly harm women over the age of 50.
Oct 19, 2022
Beth Almeida, Maggie Jo Buchanan
Pennsylvania’s violence problem is increasingly a gun violence problem: While homicides have decreased over the past decade, the share due to guns has increased by 13 percent. MAGA Republicans would make it worse.
Oct 18, 2022
This week, Daniella sits down with author Steve Phillips to discuss his book, How We Win the Civil War: Securing a Multiracial Democracy and Ending White Supremacy for Good.
Oct 13, 2022
Former U.S. Ambassador Norm Eisen joins Daniella to discuss the various legal cases against former President Donald Trump, the upcoming January 6 committee hearing, and ways to protect U.S. democracy.
Oct 7, 2022
Brian Kemp made dangerous gun laws a key part of his campaign for governor in 2018—and since taking office, he has doubled down on these policies: Under Kemp’s watch, the number of homicides in Georgia has surged a stunning 23 percent.
Oct 6, 2022
As the world seeks to understand how the far-right has won recent elections, it can learn from Italian concerns about inflation.
Sep 30, 2022
Donald Trump has blamed Gov. Steve Sisolak for what he calls a “cesspool of crime” in Nevada, but it's his fellow Republican Joe Lombardo who oversaw a record spike in murders while serving as Clark County sheriff.
Sep 28, 2022
Gov. Tony Evers’ veto of MAGA Republican laws has prevented an even more severe rise in gun violence.
Sep 22, 2022
Since the Tucson mass shooting, Arizona Republicans have passed more than a dozen dangerous gun laws; now, Arizonans are paying with their lives.
Sep 21, 2022
Democratic and Republican voters have different priorities heading into the 2022 midterm elections; whichever set of policies drives more political engagement and persuasion among voters will likely determine the outcome this November.
Sep 7, 2022
Youth organizer and podcaster Victor Shi joins Daniella to discuss what motivates young voters, the influence of social media on U.S. elections, and what politicians and pundits can learn from Gen Z activists.
Aug 11, 2022
Daniella Gibbs Léger, Erin Phillips, Kelly McCoy, 3 More
Tricia Woodcome, Sam Signorelli, Rachel Lim
Despite “tough on crime” rhetoric, Republican-led states are not nearly as safe as New Jersey, a state that has ended cash bail.
Aug 8, 2022
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