Progressives Fight Back
It’s final…Joe Biden has chosen Kamala Harris as his running mate.
The DNC powers-that-be are ready to coronate their King and Queen at convention. One who wrote the crime bill and the other who has spent her time going after Black mothers for truancy, refusing to investigate the crimes of police, and tossing Black people in jail with harsh sentences that don’t match the victims’ very minor crimes.
Nevermind that we’re in an age of protests and uprisings against the police murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and so many others. Nevermind the calls to defund and demilitarize the police.
Biden and Harris are decidedly NOT progressives. The Democratic Party doesn’t care about progressives (See: AOC’s 60-second speaking slot).
Through shady machinations and a decidedly UNdemocratic primary, Bernie Sanders and his supporters were cast aside–and with him went his policies.
This week, it’s the Democratic convention where the establishment can pat themselves on the back for a job well done. For yet another race where progressives get nothing and the “resistance” party gets to continue their focus on holding their money and power.
NEWS: Progressives are fighting back at the 2020 Dem convention, and Status Coup will be there every step of the way.
This week, Jordan and Jenn will be IN Milwaukee on a socially distanced road trip. We’ll catch protests, give up-to-the-minute convention commentary, talk to Bernie delegates, and show you what’s really going on in Wisconsin this election cycle, where Trump won in 2016.
Donald Trump will be in WI too, trolling the Dems every step of the way.
It’s the Status CoupVention: Progressives Fight Back Road Trip!
On this page, we’ll update you about the trip (check it daily for new blog posts and pics!), the interviews we’re doing, and what we learn–and think–along the way.
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Today is a day FULL of driving. It’s 14 hours to Milwaukee from NYC and we’re driving the whole way for safety due to COVID. But, we know it’s going to be worth it. We plan to go live from the car today. In between streams, we’re connecting with protesters and Bernie delegates who are going to be in Milwaukee.
Here’s a video we shot for you when we stopped to eat lunch:
Update: It’s been a LONG day of driving. But well worth it. We’re tired but invigorated. To pass the time on the road, we did a live stream while driving (with Jon filming in the backseat–all done very safely 😉
Before we knew it, we’d been live for FOUR HOURS! Phew! It was a lot of fun and the Status CoupMunity helped keep us going.
You can see that livestream here:
We stopped off in Ohio and ate a very well deserved dinner.
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We had a good night’s sleep in Ohio after a very long day of driving. We have about 5 hours ahead of us to get to Milwaukee, but we’re ready to go!
As soon as we made it to Milwaukee, we headed over to a pro-peace, anti-war rally held by Bernie Sanders delegates. The event featured both in-person and virtual speakers and overlooking it all was a giant billboard taken out for the event.
Jordan interviewed attendees of the rally:
Jon, our cameraman, made a fantastic long-distance microphone to help keep us COVID-safe while still being able to report on what matters.
I LOVE this picture Jon captured of Jordan and me.
Here are more pics from the event:
After the event, we ate dinner, made plans for tomorrow, and got some rest.
It’s officially the first day of the convention! Our first stop is to a Trump rally in Oshkosh where there will also be progressive counter-protesters. Definitely keep your eye out for updates on that and text Coup to 370370 so you’re notified when we go live.
The Trump rally was…really something! We didn’t go inside the rally itself–no doubt it was full of people not wearing masks and standing close together in tight quarters. Certainly not where you want to be in the middle of a pandemic.
Jordan interviewed people who had gathered on lawns in front of local houses. There were some protesters interspersed with the Trump fans. For the most part, this section was Trump-land from top to bottom.
Here are links to today’s streams and clips:
Here are some of the Biden supporters mixed in with this group:
At one point, protesters stood in front of a Trump supporter’s truck and there was a standoff:
Cops had relegated most of the protesters to one street, and they had messages that give us hope:
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Today was the second day of the convention. We went live from the hotel to give our thoughts on the first day…which was a disaster–we may as well be watching the GOP convention. Biden and friends are working very hard to attract republicans while giving the middle finger to progressives.
The best part of the day was interviewing the #BernieOrVest crew, who, in the midst of a pandemic, are fighting for progressive policy and acting as the last stand against a corrupt DNC.
Watch our hotel room convention recap:
Here’s the livestream with the #BernieOrVest crew–Jordan did some fantastic interviews here:
Here’s a shorter clip of the protesters:
Also, enjoy these photos from today!
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Today was a calmer day in the morning, giving us time to catch up on marketing and backend business tasks. We went live from the hotel to recap day 2 of the convention–which, as expected, was another MESS of a night. More platitudes, no policy.
In the evening, we headed down to “The Wall” surrounding the Wisconsin Center, which is where this ghost-convention is being held. The Bernie yellow vesters were there protesting and pushing for progressive policy. Another group showed up too that we hadn’t run into here before–Extinction Rebellion.
There was a bit of scuffle between police/secret service and Extinction Rebellion when the later was trying to fly a drone on the “people’s” side of the fence. Extinction Rebellion were dressed up as SuperHeroes and Nancy Pelosi/Elizabeth Warren clowns, which was quite a sight.
Tomorrow, another group is supposed to join in the fray for the biggest march/protest of the week as Joe Biden accepts the nomination for the Democratic party.
Check out our livestreams and videos from today:
Here are some behind-the-scenes pics!
Today was day four of the #DemConvention– the day progressives everywhere dreaded– Joe Biden accepting the Democratic nomination for president.
We went live from the hotel to recap day 3, did a special-edition member call (which we’ve never done before from the road!), and covered a Black Lives Matter/yellow vest/march on the DNC protest and march.
While the #DemConvention itself was largely devoid of policy, the people in the streets were demanding more from our politicians and party.
Here are the streams from today:
Here are some behind-the-scenes pics from today:
Surprise! We drove to Chicago to cover a rent/eviction focused protest, on day 5 of its organizing. We capped the night off with a deep dish pizza!