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George Goehl

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Latest 23 Oct 2021 | Updated Daily

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Can Blue America Talk to Red America? (George Goehl)

Feet to the Fire

We've learned a thing or two about how to build support for progressive values and candidates in Trump country. (Originally recorded in May 2021.)


3 Sep 2021

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The Red-State Mission (George Goehl)

Feet to the Fire

Building support for progressive policies and candidates in hostile country. George Goehl explains how it's done. 


24 May 2021

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George Goehl. White People Whisperer.

Lady Don't Take No

Alicia Garza welcomes George Goehl, the Executive Director of People’s Action, one of the largest multiracial low-income and working-class people’s organizations in the country. Garza and Goehl react to the recent Capitol building attack, and talk about what it’s like organizing in rural communities. Plus, Garza’s weekly round-up of everything good and awful. George Goehl on Twitter and InstagramPeople’s Action on Twitter and InstagramLady Don't Take No on Twitter, Instagram & Facebook.Alicia Garza on Twitter, Instagram & Facebook.This pod is supported by the Black Futures LabProduction by Phil SurkisTheme music: "Lady Don't Tek No" by LatyrxAlicia Garza believes that Black communities deserve what all communities deserve -- to be powerful in every aspect of their lives. An author, political strategist, organizer, and cheeseburger enthusiast, Alicia founded the Black Futures Lab to make Black communities powerful in politics. She is the co-creator of #BlackLivesMatter and the Black Lives Matter Global Network, serves as the Strategy & Partnerships Director for the National Domestic Workers Alliance, and is a co-founder of Supermajority, a new home for women’s activism. Alicia has become a powerful voice in the media and frequently contributes thoughtful opinion pieces and expert commentary on politics, race and more to outlets such as MSNBC and The New York Times. She has received numerous accolades and recognitions, including being on the cover of TIME’s 100 Most Influential People in the World issue and being named to Bloomberg's 50 and Politico's 50 lists. She is the author of the critically acclaimed book,The Purpose of Power: How We Come Together When We Fall Apart(One World Penguin Random House),  and she warns you -- hashtags don’t start movements. People do.   


15 Jan 2021

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Is Deep Canvassing The Serum America Needs? with George Goehl

Getting Curious with Jonathan Van Ness

Are you phone banking, leafleting, and heading to the polls early this election season and still feeling like you need a boost? Then it might be time to introduce deep canvassing to your routine. The activist, community organizer, and director of People’s Action George Goehl joins Jonathan to share this go-to practice for building a more progressive nation—and explains why rural America needs to be central to any discussion of the electorate. Follow George on Twitter @GeorgeGoehl, and People’s Action on Twitter and Instagram @pplsaction. Once you’ve finished the episode, make sure to check out George’s podcast To See Each Other. Find out what today’s guest and former guests are up to by following us on Instagram and Twitter @CuriousWithJVN. Transcripts for each episode are available at JonathanVanNess.com. Check out Getting Curious merch at PodSwag.com. Listen to more music from Quiñ by heading over to TheQuinCat.com. Jonathan is on Instagram and Twitter @JVN and @Jonathan.Vanness on Facebook.


28 Oct 2020

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Onward with George Goehl

The Next Move

Today George is reflecting on what he has learned over the course of this season. Between the impacts of COVID on the US and the racial justice reckoning that is so deeply intertwined with the disproportionate impact of COVID on Black and Brown Americans, George is feeling challenged and hopeful for a better future. This is the biggest moment to advance justice for Black Lives in America in a generation and it has the potential to be a long and transformative moment in American life. Everyone can be an organizer and everyone is organizable. Let's get to it. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.


4 Aug 2020

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George Goehl: Winning Rural Voters by Fighting Big Ag, By Doing Better Health Care, Jobs

The Rob Kall Bottom Up Radio Show

Progressives need to work to fight Big Ag in rural areas. So says George Goehl,the director of People' s Action and the People' s Action Institute a federation of community-based organizations across the country that bring poor and working-class people together to win economic and racial justice.


6 Dec 2019

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Fighting for Community Over Greed with George Goehl of People's Action

The Great Battlefield

George Goehl joins The Great Battlefield podcast to talk about how eating in and working in a soup kitchen led him to creating People's Action and how they're fighting for the rights of the poor and working class.


7 Aug 2019

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Organizing in Trump Country with George Goehl

Why Is This Happening? with Chris Hayes

How can Democrats win in deep red America? During the midterms, momentum behind progressive candidates in red states garnered national attention – Beto O’Rourke in Texas, Andrew Gillum in Florida, and Stacey Abrams in Georgia. These were no overnight successes. They were the culmination of, among many things, the tireless efforts of grass roots organizers. Organizers like George Goehl, Director of People’s Action, who is focusing his efforts on white rural America. Hear how his own story of poverty and addiction helped inform how he works to build across race and place in order to lay the groundwork for radical change. Email us at WITHpod@gmail.comTweet using #WITHpodRead more at nbcnews.com/whyisthishappeningRELATED READING:Rules for Radicals by Saul Alinsky


8 Jan 2019

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RFD #37: George Goehl

Dylan Ratigan

Whether you consider yourself a progressive or libertarian, an atheist, an agnostic, we need to consolidate around a core problem: massive corporations having purchased control of the government that is profitable for them and destructive for us.On this episode of Radio Free Dylan, we're joined by George Goehl, Executive Director of National People's Action.


1 Aug 2011

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George Goehl and Heather Booth

Bill Moyers Journal (Video) | PBS

Organizers George Goehl and Heather Booth on turning anger into action.


11 Dec 2009