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This week, Natasha Alford explored political coalition building through three lenses. From the national stage – to hotly contested state races – to local politics – elected officials owe a duty of care to the constituents they serve.  But how do politicians at all levels of government communicate with marginalized communities and how do those communities get their voices heard?

Featured guests are Congresswoman Barbara Lee, U.S. Representative for California’s Twelfth District; Oakland Mayor Sheng Thao; and Mandela Barnes, former Wisconsin Lieutenant Governor and founder of The Long Run.