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| April 1, 2019 - Eight of
the Democratic presidential candidates participated in a
"We the People Membership Summit" organized by
progressive groups at Warner Theatre. Each
candidate spoke for about eight minutes and then
answered questions from activists in the audience on
subjects such as voting rights, money in politics, the
courts and the electoral college [more].
Emcees Ana Maria Archila, co-executive director of
the Center for Popular Democracy, and Kelley Robinson,
executive director of Planned Parenthood Action Fund
kept the event moving throughout the day. This
event is the first of what will be many "cattle show"
events over the next ten months leading up to the
primaries. The Democratic field, which, depending
on how one counts, stands at about 14 candidates, is
expected to grow in the coming weeks.