Cenk Uygur host and co-founder of The Young Turks addressed the California Democratic Party Progressive Caucus at the California Democrats State Convention in San Diego.
The Progressive Caucus, which had its certification tabled for several months in 2011, was recertified as an official caucus of the California Democratic Party in November 2011. The gathering to the Progressive Caucus on Saturday, February 11, 2012 in San Diego will be the first time the caucus has met since the November recertification.
Cenk Uygur, a staunch critic of the Republican Party and sometimes critic of the Democratic Party, was invited to speak at the caucus meeting because many progressives view him as a kindred spirit. In addition to hosting TYT, in 2010 Uygur began to appear on MSNBC as a political commentator. In that same year Uygur hosted a weeknight commentary show, also on MSNBC for about six months before the slot was given to Al Sharpton. After leaving MSNBC, Uygur secured a show on Current TV that began airing on December 5, 2011 before Countdown with Keith Olbermann.
In tandem with his work on Current TV, Cenk also hosts an online show, which is the largest online news show in the world with over 670 million total hits and averages 30 million views a month. The name of the online show is called The Young Turks.
In late 2011, after seeing the momentum of Occupy Wall Street, Uygur decided to launch a long term project of his own, a Political Action Committee named Wolf-PAC. Wolf-PAC aims to lobby state legislators to pass Resolutions calling for a constitutional convention. If this convention is formed the aim is then to pass an Amendment to the United States Constitution which would end corporate person-hood (also reversing Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission), limit private funding of elections and end super-PACs, three issues which Uygur calls “Legalized bribery”.
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You can meet Cenk at the Progressive Caucus meeting of The Progressive California Democratic Party State Convention on Saturday, February 11, 2012 at 8:00pm in Room Indigo AE at the San Diego Convention Center, 111 West Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA