Self-Employed Happy Hour: Eric Griego

Eric Griego by Clarke Conde - Pyragraph

Host Peri Pakroo is back at the podcast mic, processing the 2016 election and figuring out how to fit political organizing into her self-employed life. In this episode she interviews Eric Griego, longtime progressive politician and organizer who has served on Albuquerque’s City Council and the New Mexico State Legislature, and is currently the State Director of the New Mexico Working Families Party.

Eric and Peri talk about moving past grief and blamestorming after the election, and how progressives can build upon the momentum that was generated by Bernie Sanders and others to fight back against the “machine” politics that dominate both major parties. Eric fills us in on what he’s doing with the Working Families Party, as well as what many other organizations in New Mexico are up to, and how they are coordinating to build inclusive, diverse coalitions and bring regular people into government.

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Our rad theme song is “You Do Your Own Thing” by Sam Miller.

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About Self-Employed Happy Hour

Self-Employed Happy Hour is a podcast hosted by Pyragraph’s Publisher & Editor Peri Pakroo, who is also a small business author and coach. Peri chats with guests about creative self-employment and freelancing, pursuing creative projects and careers, and related topics like road tripping, thrift shopping and procrastinating. Subscribe to the Self-Employed Happy Hour podcast at iTunes.


  1. Andrew Baxter on December 6, 2016 at 1:21 pm

    Eric’s insight are really good for anyone that’s organizing in Burque or anywhere else

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