The Official Podcast of the Persistence!
Insight, Inspiration, Action and Hope!
2016 changed us. We woke up, and we’re fighting back. In 2018 we took back the House in a massive blue wave and in 2020 we took back the White House, but that was just the beginning. Our very democracy is under attack so we must keep fighting to build a just and equitable America for us all. Every week we talk to inspiring activist leaders, politicians, celebrities, and political insiders. And hosts Steve Pierson and Mariah Craven 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.
Mariah Craven is an activist, writer, and political consultant with more than a decade of experience in organizing people to create change at the ballot box or in their communities. In recent years she's been focused on helping elect more women, people of color, and LGBTQ candidates to office. A believer in the power of new digital tools and effective face-to-face contact, Mariah has developed online and offline campaigns for: Kamala Harris for Senate, Karen Bass for Congress, Alex Padilla for Secretary of State, and many others.