Newsletter / May 2021

How We Win podcast season two premieres June 2

Season one of Swing Left’s How We Win chronicled the transformative and tumultuous journey to defeat Trump and win the majority in the U.S. Senate. Season two picks up where we left off to go even deeper with experts, civic leaders, and everyday organizers. We’ll give you the information and inspiration you need to stay fired up in the fight to strengthen our democracy and protect our hard-won Democratic majorities in 2021, 2022, and beyond. It’s not the news, but what you can do about it. This is How We Win!

Hosts Mariah Craven and Steve Pierson with Rep. Karen Bass

Hosts Mariah Craven and Steve Pierson with Dan Pfeiffer

About the hosts

Steve Pierson is an activist, community organizer, and trainer, who started as a volunteer picking up the phone, knocking on doors, and helping raise money. He has spent the past four years using his entertainment industry background to get more people engaged in the effort to elect Democrats up and down the ballot. He first joined the Swing Left staff as Southern California Field Director in June 2018 and then served as Swing Left’s Training Manager for both the 2018 and 2020 election cycles. He is also an elected California Democratic Party Delegate and Chairs the CDP Voter Services Committee. A sought after trainer and speaker, Steve can be found facilitating training events, speaking on progressive panels, and sharing his experience organizing teams and building coalitions.

Mariah Craven is an activist, writer, and political consultant with more than 12 years of experience in organizing people to create change at the ballot box or in their communities. A believer in the power of new digital tools and effective face-to-face contact, Mariah has worked on online and offline campaigns for Kamala Harris for Senate, Karen Bass for Congress, Alex Padilla for Secretary of State, Holly J. Mitchell for Supervisor, the effort to flip the House, and many others. Mariah believes that volunteers and small dollar donors hold an incredible amount of power in our elections, and she's eager to help them tap into that power to elect good Democrats and hold them accountable.

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