Being progressive in conservative Utah

Today on the show: The midterm elections are coming up, and with progressive candidates across the nation winning primaries against Democratic incumbents, what’s the state of the left side of the political aisle in Utah? Utah Democratic Party Chair Daisy Thomas talks about engaging more voters in the big tent party on the issues they care about, such as Medicaid expansion and immigration; members of the University of Utah chapter of Students for a Democratic Society discuss the future of the progressive platform; and Jill Merritt, a lifelong Democrat, tells why she recently became a card-carrying member of the Salt Lake Democratic Socialists of America.

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