What Is the Future of the Democratic Party?

Center for the Study of Politics and Governance
Keith Ellison, Rachel Stassen-Berger
April 19, 2017 - 11:15 am CDT
- 12:30 pm
Humphrey School of Public Affairs
​The string of Democratic losses in state and national elections has provoked an intense debate about how the Democratic Party can revive its connections with voters. Should Democrats focus on reconnecting with rural and white voter​s? Or,​ should they​ ​concentrate on energizing their base in urban areas? Or, is there some hybrid strategy that is feasible? Minnesota member of Congress and Deputy ​Chair​ of the Democratic National Committee,​ ​Keith Ellison ​joins in a lively conversation with Professor ​​Larry Jacobs and Capitol Reporter Rachel Stassen​-​Berger.