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Dr. Krystale Littlejohn discusses her book "Just Get on the Pill: The Uneven Burden of Reproductive Politics," which argues that the burden placed on people who give birth is unequal, and that they are held accountable for preventing and resolv
Lala Wu, the Cofounder and Executive Director of Sister District,Lala Wu, the Cofounder and Executive Director of Sister District, an organization focused on building progressive political power via state legislative seats, discusses the outcom
In this two-part episode, Erin Vilardi, the Founder and CEO of the Vote Run Lead, discusses the organization's plans to elect women to the majority of state legislative seats by 2024, with their RUN/51 campaign. In Part 2 of this episode, Rhond
Tatenda Musapatike, the Founder and CEO of the Voter Formation Project, discusses how they leverage technology, and employ unconventional digital strategies to mobilize voters in underrepresented communities. Before launching the Voter Formatio
Janelle Wong is an AAPI Victory Alliance board member and professor of American Studies at the University of Maryland and a core faculty member in its Asian American Studies Program.  In this episode, she delves into recent survey results and r
Lorelei Williams, Senior Vice President of Grants Programs for Comic Relief US,  a nonprofit organization which uses the power of entertainment to create a more just world, and a world free, discusses America's crisis of child poverty, and food
Karen Boykin-Towns, Vice Chairman of the NAACP discusses the goals around racial equity outlined by the NAACP for the Biden/Harris administration. We also discuss how recent events involving police violence, the Derek Chauvin trial, and the dea
Jaslin Kaur, candidate for New York City Council District 23, if elected would be the first South Asian person and youngest woman ever elected to the New York City Council. In our conversation, Jaslin explains what drives her leadership, and wh
Jennifer Klein, the Executive Director, and Co-Chair of the newly formed White House Gender Policy Council discusses the administration's plans to address gender-based inequality. The goal of the Gender Policy Council is to advance a government
Andrea Mercado, the Executive Director of Florida Rising, an independent organization working to increase the voting and political power of Florida's black and brown communities, discusses what went wrong for Democrats during the 2020 election
Tiffany Gardner, CEO of Reflect.US, a nonpartisan coalition working to increase the number of women in office, looks back at the 2020 election cycle with an analysis of how women candidates faired at all levels of government. More about Reflec
Lala Wu, the Executive Director of the Sister District Project, discusses how Democrats performed in down ballot, and legislative races in 2020 compared to Republicans, and Sister District's plans to help Democrats win more state races, and gai
Professor Erin Hatton, discusses her book Coerced: Work Under Threat of Punishment, which explores the world of coerced labor; from prisoner laborers, graduate students, welfare workers, and college athletes, these workforce roles are often und
Nan Aron, the founder and president of Alliance for Justice, a liberal judicial advocacy group, discusses Trump's judicial legacy, and how the lifetime appointment of conservative judges will affect everything from voting rights to reproductive
Foreign policy expert, Lauren Baer discusses President Biden's foreign policy strategy, and compares his approach to that of Trump's. We focus our discussion on America's relationship with Russia and North Korea, and how President Biden can rep
Healthcare activist, and cancer survivor Laura Packard discusses how the Affordable Care Act saved her life. She also talks about her fight to keep the ACA intact under the Trump administration, President Biden's executive orders meant to stren
Journalist and author, Katherine Stewart, discusses her latest book titled "The Power Worshipers: Inside the Dangerous Rise of Religious Nationalism." We discuss the history of how the religious right became entangled in politics, and how it h
Cornell philosopher Kate Manne, author of the groundbreaking book "Down Girl: The Logic of Misogyny," discusses her latest book, "Entitled: How Male Privilege Hurts Women." We discuss male entitlement, and privilege in a range of contexts inclu
Dr. Laura Briggs, author of "How All Politics Became Reproductive Politics," discusses her latest book "Taking Children: A History of American Terror." Briggs chronicles the history of American policy of separating families, including during sl
Who owns public space? Although segregation legally ended in 1964 with the passing of the Civil Rights Act, informal policing of public spaces has continued. Recent viral videos where people of color are confronted in public spaces, are only ha
Glynda Carr, the President & CEO of Higher Heights for America, a national organization building the collective political power and leadership of Black women, discusses the general election results, including several down ballot races won by ca
Tiffany Gardner, CEO of Reflect.US, a nonpartisan coalition working to increase the number of women in office, discusses how the US fairs in comparison to other countries in relation to women's representation in government. We also discuss the
Congresswoman Val Demings discusses what's a stake during this election, how she maintains her resolve during this crisis for our democracy, and what she meant during the impeachment hearings when she said that this moment in our history does n
Shaniqua McClendon, the Political Director for Crooked Media, the media company behind the incredibly popular podcast, Pod Save America, discusses their Vote Save America project. Since launching Vote Save America, they've raised millions of do
Erin Vilardi, founder and CEO of Vote Run Lead, discusses why we don't have parity in terms of women's representation in government, and what her organization is doing about it. We also discuss Erin's predictions for the 2020 election cycle, an
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