Katie Paris founded Red Wine & Blue in 2019 to help suburban women engage in politics. By the end of the 2020 election, it had grown into ‘a pretty passionate fight against rightwing extremism.’
Red Wine & Blue, one of the fastest growing progressive grassroots groups, was founded by Katie Paris in 2019 to fight the right by reaching out to suburban voters. Originally organized in Ohio, the organization has since expanded to Pennsylvania, North Carolina, and Michigan. I spoke with Paris on Red Wine & Blue’s growth and its effectiveness at countering rightwing efforts to undermine public schools, restrict women’s reproductive rights, and win elections. This is an edited transcript.
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