“Now it’s up to voters, particularly progressives who have voted before on the Working Families Party (WFP) line, to understand that right now, there is no other issue as important as defeating this form of voter suppression. Because if we don’t have the vote, we don’t have democracy.”
Those were Robin Long’s closing words at the end of Part I of our conversation about the Republican/ Conservative attack on our local election. Shortly after we spoke, President Biden issued the same warning to the nation. He called the GOP attack on voting, “the most significant test of our democracy since the Civil War.” He also said, “I’m not saying this to alarm you. I’m saying this because you should be alarmed.”
Robin has been ringing this alarm bell all year. In this Part II of our interview about the primary, she elaborates on what we, as voters, must do this fall to counter how successfully the GOP nullified the integrity of the Working Families Party.
(If you haven’t read Part I of our conversation as well as our earlier pre-primary interview, you can find them both here: https://sites.google.com/view/theresistanceandme/blog?authuser=0)
The following is a lightly edited and condensed transcript of our conversation … [more]

 

 

SHDEMS member Barbara Weber-Floyd is an experienced journalist and the author of The Resistance and Me: An Insider’s Account of the Two-Year Mission to Stop the Trump Agenda and Take Back the House.  A unique work of history, it chronicles the rise of the anti-Trump Resistance by introducing the reader to the amazing women of the SHDEMS and the grassroots who powered this movement in our district. Barbara continues to cover how politics and the issues of the day impact our district through her blog, www.theresistanceandme.com.  She is also working on a second book about the women of the Resistance and how, despite the constraints of the pandemic, they helped elect Joe Biden and Kamala Harris in the 2020 presidential election.