Cuyahoga County Progressive Caucus

Elkins Seeks to Restore Activist Base of the County Democratic Party!

Elkins Seeks to Restore Activist Base of the County Democratic Party!

In a conversation with Scene a few days after the primaries, Elkins said that he thought the media portrayal of a centrist vs. progressive fight within the party ought to be recalibrated.

"That's just not an accurate assessment of what's going on," he said. "The fight that's occurring today is a generational fight. It's a fight between a new generation of leaders that are ready to take a different approach to authority and power and the very transactional leadership that exists."

Energizing the Democratic Party

Energizing the Democratic Party

He also said his coalition will strengthen, not harm, Democratic electoral chances, since one of his group's stated goals is to recruit committee members who will commit to helping increase voter turnout. It reflects activists' frustration with party stalwarts, and a desire to push the party in a more progressive direction, he said.