In the wake of Joe Biden’s triumph over Donald Trump in the presidential election, one question is whether the mobilization of Black and Latinx voters will give progressive grassroots groups leverage over the direction that a Biden Administration will take.

During Barack Obama’s eight years in office, more progressive grassroots groups were corralled into what liberal blogger Jane Hamsher called the “Veal Pen,” referring to the weekly conference calls set aside for them. But now, they have evidence their efforts to mobilize voters—knocking on thousands of doors, making millions of phone calls, sending millions of texts—were crucial to Biden’s victories in states including Michigan, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, and Georgia.

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