The Official Podcast of the Persistence!
Insight, Inspiration, Action and Hope!
We’ve been making history in critical elections all over the country, and last year we made history again by expanding our majority in the Senate, beating election-denying republicans in crucial statehouse races, and fighting back a non-existent red wave. But our freedoms are still under attack and we must keep fighting to build a just and equitable America for us all. Every week we take you behind the lines and inside the "rooms where it happens" with strategy, and inspiration from progressive change makers all over our country! And we give you the tools you need to make an immediate impact on our most critical races.
Steve Pierson is an activist, community organizer, and trainer, who started as a “class of 2016” volunteer. He uses his background in entertainment to help engage citizens and support Democratic campaigns. Steve formerly worked for the grassroots organization Swing Left as Southern California Field Director and Training Manager. He is currently an elected California Democratic Party Delegate and Chairs their Organizing Committee. A sought after trainer and speaker, Steve can be found facilitating training events, and sharing his experience organizing teams and building coalitions. Steve is also currently a candidate for CA State Assembly.
JENIFER FERNANDEZ ANCONA
Jenifer Fernandez Ancona is a Democratic strategist and co-founder of Way to Win, where she serves as Chief Strategy Officer, helping to move over $200 million to organizing and narrative groups in 10 core battleground states since 2017. She has a wide range of experience in communications, donor organizing, strategy development, grassroots organizing, and multiracial coalition building, having worked as Vice President at the Women Donors Network, as a consultant to the Democracy Alliance, as a top legislative aide in the California State Assembly, and as a news reporter for the LA Times.