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Girl and The Gov, The Podcast

By Maddie Medved
Girl and the Gov, The Podcast strives to provide a platform for young women to engage with the evolving political sphere in an approachable, digestible, and accessible way. Co-hosts Sammy Kanter and Maddie Medved, aim to provide an inside look at the ins-and-outs of government and politics through engaging interviews with leaders in the field and segments that address the questions everyone wants to ask but never does. In this podcast, there’s no question too stupid, no rock left unturned, and no mysterious jargon. Follow us on Social: Instagram: @girlandthegovthepodcast Twitter: @girlandthegov1
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The Wage Gap with Shannon Williams, Director of Equal Pay Today Campaign at ERA
Now if the name Shannon Williams sounds familiar in the context of Girl and the Gov®, that would be because our amazing guest for this week’s episode has also been a guest on our IG lives. This icon in activism and action is the Director of the Equal Pay Today Campaign at the ERA gave us the 411 on the wage gap, equal pay, occupational segregation, and legislation that can change the status quo. We could’ve chatted with Shannon on this for hours and hours, SO we will obviously be having her back for a part two later in the year. If you walk away with any additional q’s, send them our way and we’ll make sure to keep ‘em on deck. **recorded prior to news breaking yesterday of another mass shooting** ERA & Action Items: https://www.equalrights.org/what-you-can-do/actions/ Subscribe to our YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCXZu8SynwiQzElPxfJ_SCcw Our interview with NoPixAfterDark Podcast: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mIhEv_yanmU Winc (21+ only): https://winc.mivh.net/vn1kZW Brand Ambassador Program: https://www.girlandthegov.com/the-ambassadors Internship Description: https://www.girlandthegov.com/careers Join our Tennis Club via Break The Love: https://www.breakthelove.com/clubs/girlandthegov Follow us on Pinterest: https://pin.it/61MuWuo
01:05:44
May 25, 2022
Candidates on Repro Rights Access, Red & Blue State Edition Feat. Emily Beach, Congressional Candidate (D), CA-15 & Mandie Landry, Louisiana State Representative (D), D-91
WATCH ON YOUTUBE/GO SUBSCRIBE PRETTY PLZ!  This episode is super special for a number of reasons. First things first, this is our first ever episode featuring TWO interviews. Our guests are two amazing women in politics, both Democrats running for office – one in a traditionally blue state at the federal level and one in a traditionally red state at the state level. The topic of conversation is reproductive rights, the likely overturning of Roe v. Wade, and legislation in the making and to come. Emily Beach, a Congressional candidate for CA-15 – a strongly Democratic district, gives us her take, her campaign, and how she is uniquely qualified to help protect reproductive rights at the negotiating table. State Representative Mandie Landry takes us to the situation in Louisiana, where she is fighting against a proposed bill that would make those seeking abortion guilty of homicide. She also sheds light on her campaign for State Senate and how if elected in the special election, she would be the only Pro-Choice women in Louisiana’s senate. This episode brings two important POVs from two different political landscapes, which makes it a must-listen. Mandie Landry for State Senate: https://mandielandry.com/ Emily Beach for Congress: https://www.emilybeachforcongress.com/ Join our Tennis Club via Break The Love: https://www.breakthelove.com/clubs/girlandthegov Winc (21+ only): https://winc.mivh.net/vn1kZW Brand Ambassador Program: https://www.girlandthegov.com/the-ambassadors Internship Description: https://www.girlandthegov.com/careers
01:08:33
May 18, 2022
Explainer: Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization with Senior Staff Attorney at The Center for Reproductive Rights, Hillary Schneller
WATCH ON YOUTUBE/GO SUBSCRIBE PRETTY PLZ!  The headlines currently read something along the lines of “Roe v. Wade will be overturned.” But, how did we get here? What took us from almost 50 years of precedent to this unnerving outcome? A ~little~ case titled Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization paired with a conservatively stacked SCOTUS is the dual-pronged answer to that q. In this episode, we walk through the case that brought us here and the legal jargon to boot with the co-lead on the case – Senior Staff Attorney at the Center for Reproductive Rights, Hillary Schneller. An expert not only on this case, but the many abortion access cases she’s litigated on behalf of, Hillary knows the in’s and out’s and shares them all in our convo. Center for Reproductive Rights: https://reproductiverights.org/ Join our Tennis Club via Break The Love: https://www.breakthelove.com/clubs/girlandthegov Winc (21+ only): https://winc.mivh.net/vn1kZW Brand Ambassador Program: https://www.girlandthegov.com/the-ambassadors Internship Description: https://www.girlandthegov.com/careers
58:51
May 11, 2022
Electing Pro-Choice Candidates with Executive Director of EMILY’s List, Emily Cain
Electing pro-choice candidates at every level is vital. This sentiment is one that EMILY’s List built on and one that we dive into in our interview with Executive Director of EMILY’s List, Emily Cain. This week’s episode takes a tour around the organization, its goals, and how it supports candidates. In conversation, we also chatted about Maine politics from the former elected official (teaser: she took office at just 24 y/o). Oh, and wait, wait, we also talk about strategies for GOTV – basically all the good stuff. EMILY's List:https://www.emilyslist.org/Tangle Article:https://www.readtangle.com/biden-forgiving-studet-loans-debt/Join our Tennis Club via Break The Love:https://www.breakthelove.com/clubs/girlandthegovWinc (21+ only):https://winc.mivh.net/vn1kZWBrand Ambassador Program:https://www.girlandthegov.com/the-ambassadorsInternship Description:https://www.girlandthegov.com/careers
01:14:56
May 04, 2022
Ocean Pollution 101 with Cassia Patel, Director of Programs at Oceanic Global
TBH, ‘Under The Sea’ from the Little Mermaid is stuck in our heads as we write this description, rn. For one, because it’s a great tune, and secondly, because on today’s episode we’re diving into ocean pollution. We’re joined by the amazing Cassia Patel, Director of Programs at Oceanic Global who got us up to speed and more on what ocean pollution is, its intersection across other sectors of pollution, and of course, what Oceanic Global is doing to combat it. We’ll admit, we had about 5 million ‘stupid questions,’ including what microplastics are, and even single-use plastics, and we have about 5 million more. That’s the long way of saying we’re already planning a part two for later in the year so hit us up with those q’s.MERCH:https://www.bonfire.com/store/girlandthegov/Join our Tennis Club via Break The Love:https://www.breakthelove.com/clubs/girlandthegovWinc (21+ only):https://winc.mivh.net/vn1kZWBrand Ambassador Program:https://www.girlandthegov.com/the-ambassadorsInternship Description:https://www.girlandthegov.com/careers
01:24:31
April 27, 2022
The Race Against Madison Cawthorn with Congressional Candidate, Rev. Jasmine Beach-Ferrara
Some names in politics are infamous – two of them are in the title of this episode. What they also have in common, is that they’re running for the same Congressional seat for North Carolina. District 11 to be exact. Currently held by infamous person one – Madison Cawthorn (R), the race is heating up. Yes, even in primary season (insert rant here about how vital participating in primaries is here). Infamous person two is making sure of that in her run against the Congressman, with a pragmatic approach and deep understanding of North Carolina politics. That person is Rev. Jasmine Beach-Ferrara (D). In this episode, we had the pleasure of interviewing the candidate and getting to know her and her platform. Get to know her and North Carolina politics by hitting play.Jasmine Beach-Ferrara for Congress:https://www.jasmineforcongress.com/MERCH:https://www.bonfire.com/store/girlandthegov/Winc (21+ only) 4 BOTTLES OF WINE FOR $29.95:https://winc.mivh.net/vn1kZWBrand Ambassador Program:https://www.girlandthegov.com/the-ambassadorsInternship Description:https://www.girlandthegov.com/careersAbout Judge Kathryn Mizelle: https://www.npr.org/2022/04/19/1093566982/florida-mask-mandate-judge-kathryn-mizelleJoin our Tennis Club via Break The Love:https://www.breakthelove.com/clubs/girlandthegov
01:06:00
April 20, 2022
The Insurrection Index with Christina Baal-Owens, Executive Director of Public Wise
We love the tea, we love the receipts, and we absolutely love Public Wise’s Insurrection Index. If you’re curious who the players are, and oh, who may have graced the steps of the Capitol on January 6, this Index is going to have you screaming. Like, literal scream and squeal. Honestly, the deats might even put Deux Moi to shame and you know we love Deux Moi. Alas, we got the fulllll skinny on how this tool came about, why it came about, and how it’s being used from Christina Baal-Owens, Executive Director of Public Wise. This interview is one you don’t want to miss, and if it leaves you wanting more, check out our Behind the Scenes feature with Christina on @girlandthegov.MERCH IS LIVE (be the 10th buyer and get a free piece of merch of your choice!)https://www.bonfire.com/store/girlandthegov/Biden & Ghost Gun Pic (scroll):https://www.arkansasonline.com/news/2022/apr/12/ghost-gun-rule-unveiled-by-biden/Join our Tennis Club via Break The Love:https://www.breakthelove.com/clubs/girlandthegovWinc (21+ only):https://winc.mivh.net/vn1kZWBrand Ambassador Program:https://www.girlandthegov.com/the-ambassadorsInternship Description:https://www.girlandthegov.com/careers
01:04:00
April 13, 2022
Funding Gap: State vs. Federal Races with Melissa Walker, Head of Giving Circles at The States Project
It’s far from unknown that to run a campaign in this day and age, fundraising is critical. Money, money, money, as they say is a key consideration as to whether a campaign will be successful or not. You’d think it would be based on who’s the best possible representative for a community…but alas, that’s a rant for another day. In this episode, we explore the difference between how state and federal campaigns are funded, AND importantly, how Republicans and Democrats have a very different approach to it all. To give us the good, the bad, and the ugly of the scenario, we chatted with the wonderful Melissa Walker, who is the Head of Giving Circles at The States Project.The States Project:https://statesproject.org/Novo Referral Link (For our entrepreneurs & small biz pals):https://onboarding.novo.co/signup?referral_code=SamanthaKanterJoin our Tennis Club via Break The Love:https://www.breakthelove.com/clubs/girlandthegovWinc (21+ only):https://winc.mivh.net/vn1kZWBrand Ambassador Program:https://www.girlandthegov.com/the-ambassadorsInternship Description:https://www.girlandthegov.com/careersThe Daily Episode: Ukraine Puts Putin’s Playbook to the Testhttps://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/ukraine-puts-putins-playbook-to-the-test/id1200361736?i=1000555092099Title 42 explainer epi!https://girlandthegov.buzzsprout.com/1380769/8461850-understanding-immigration-in-the-us-with-layla-razavi-deputy-executive-director-at-freedom-for-immigrants
01:07:15
April 06, 2022
Islamophobia & Policy with Wardah Khalid, Founder of Poligon
This week’s episode features an interview with Wardah Khalid, the amazing founder of Poligon, which works to amplify Muslim voices in Congress. Do we chat about the organization’s work? Yep! Do we chat about Wardah’s journey into politics? Also, yep! And, do we chat about the issues the organization tackles through a policy lens, like Islamophobia? Yep x 3! The conversation takes on these three directions and more, so dive in and share it with a pal. Poligon:https://www.poligonnational.org/Join our Tennis Club via Break The Love:https://www.breakthelove.com/clubs/girlandthegovWinc (21+ only):https://winc.mivh.net/vn1kZWBrand Ambassador Program:https://www.girlandthegov.com/the-ambassadorsInternship Description:https://www.girlandthegov.com/careers
01:08:32
March 30, 2022
SCOTUS Confirmation Hearings 411 with Meagan Hatcher-Mays, Director of Democracy Policy at Indivisible
This week the SCOTUS confirmation hearings are off to the races with the aim of confirming Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to the bench. We love to see it and we’re excited to bring you an episode discussing the ongoing process and Judge Jackson’s epic/next-level qualifications. What’s a public defender? What’s a clerkship? What happens if a nominee isn’t confirmed? We get the answers to these through an interview with the one, only, and amazing Meagan Hatcher-Mays, Director of Democracy Policy at Indivisible. PS she also gives us the deats on what Indivisible does, how it was founded, and what her role looks like RN.Join our Tennis Club via Break The Love:https://www.breakthelove.com/clubs/girlandthegovWinc (21+ only):https://winc.mivh.net/vn1kZWDonate to Girl and the Gov!https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/girlandthegovBrand Ambassador Program:https://www.girlandthegov.com/the-ambassadorsInternship Description:https://www.girlandthegov.com/careers
01:11:09
March 23, 2022
A Beginners Guide to Antisemitism with Carly Pildis, Director for Community Engagement at the ADL
This week we’re joined by the big leagues, and when we mean the big leagues, we mean the Anti-Defamation League. Also known as the ADL, the organization is a leading anti-hate organization, and one founded in response to rising antisemitism. So, what is antisemitism? We get into and more with the ADL’s Director of Community Engagement, Carly Pildis. We also talk about extremist groups, the rise in hate crimes, and the importance of anti-bias training.ADL:https://www.adl.org/Winc (21+ only):https://winc.mivh.net/vn1kZWDonate to Girl and the Gov!https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/girlandthegovBrand Ambassador Program:https://www.girlandthegov.com/the-ambassadorsInternship Description:https://www.girlandthegov.com/careers
01:15:15
March 16, 2022
Florida Debrief with Congressman Charlie Crist (FL-13), Fmr. Governor of FL, AND Candidate for Governor of FL
Florida has been hitting the news cycle BIG TIME these days. We wish we could say it was because they were having a puppy convention or something just as cute and insta-worthy, but unfortunately, the current Governor Ron DeSantis and his Republican state legislature have made sure that anything they do is FAR from cute. From the Don’t Say Gay bill to a 15-week abortion bill passed in the middle of the night, it’s safe to say we’ve had some questions as to what on earth is going on in FL. Cue our guest – Florida Congressman Charlie Crist (FL-13) who is running for Governor. Now before you okay, cool, can’t wait to hear from this elected and candidate’s position – we need you to get even more excited. Why? Because Congressman Crist was previously Florida’s Governor…as a Republican. A now Democrat, he brings a particularly interesting dialogue to our conversation on politics today in Florida and across the country. [Congressman] Charlie Crist for FL Governor:https://charliecrist.com/NY Event at Y7 (March 12, 2022): https://www.eventbrite.com/e/girl-and-the-gov-at-y7-flatiron-tickets-261142142177Winc (21+ only):https://winc.mivh.net/vn1kZWDonate to Girl and the Gov!https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/girlandthegovBrand Ambassador Program:https://www.girlandthegov.com/the-ambassadorsInternship Description:https://www.girlandthegov.com/careers
01:03:23
March 09, 2022
Part 2: Ukraine Explained with Dr. Margarita M. Balmaceda, Associate at Harvard Ukrainian Research Institute
We’re back with part two of our Ukraine explained series with Dr. Margarita M. Balmaceda, Associate at Harvard Ukrainian Research Institute and Professor at SHU School of Diplomacy and International Relations. Taking this conflict from a different angle, this episode we learn about the economic elements of this crisis. Specifically, we talk about sanctions, their impact – what they even are in the first place – the industries that have created the geopolitical positioning of late in the region, and more. We also step back and define terms we’ve been hearing 3000x a day without a definition in sight, like Oligarch, Autocrat, Mutually Assured Destruction, and so on. For a further deep dive, make sure to check our Dr. Balmaceda’s new book, Russian Energy Chains: the Remaking of Technopolitics from Siberia to Ukraine to the European Union, and her Twitter. About Dr. Margarita M. Balmaceda:https://huri.harvard.edu/people/margarita-balmacedahttps://twitter.com/balmacedaenergyRussian Energy Chains: the Remaking of Technopolitics from Siberia to Ukraine to the European UnionNY Event at Y7: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/girl-and-the-gov-at-y7-flatiron-tickets-261142142177FOUR BOTTLE OF WINE FOR $29.95 - Winc (21+ only):https://winc.mivh.net/vn1kZWDonate to Girl and the Gov!https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/girlandthegovBrand Ambassador Program:https://www.girlandthegov.com/the-ambassadorsInternship Description:https://www.girlandthegov.com/careers
01:12:02
March 02, 2022
SPECIAL EPISODE! Part 1: Ukraine Explained with Dr. Mai’a K. Davis Cross
Part one of our two-part explainer series on the war unfolding un Ukraine begins with our interview with Dr. Mai’a K. Davis Cross. The Editor of the Journal of European Integration and Professor of Political Science and International Affairs – oh, and also the author of books including European-Russian Power Relations in Turbulent Times AND The Politics of Crisis in Europe – Dr. Cross walked us through a plethora of q’s we had on the region and its related politics. Defining NATO, who can be a member, why Ukraine is not one, the rationale for Putin’s timing and invasion, European strategic alliances, deterrence politics, and more are defined and contextualized to get us all up to speed on the dynamics at play. This episode is a great starting point for understanding the players here. **Part two through the economics and sanctions lens will be released on Wednesday**About Dr. Mai’a K. Davis Cross:https://cssh.northeastern.edu/faculty/maia-cross/NY Event at Y7: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/girl-and-the-gov-at-y7-flatiron-tickets-261142142177Winc (21+ only):https://winc.mivh.net/vn1kZWDonate to Girl and the Gov!https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/girlandthegovBrand Ambassador Program:https://www.girlandthegov.com/the-ambassadorsInternship Description:https://www.girlandthegov.com/careers
43:21
February 28, 2022
BTS with Brand New Congress Executive Director Adrienne Bell
We’re not screaming, you’re screaming! Okay, we’re screaming too because this week’s conversation with Adrienne Bell, who is the Executive Director at Brand New Congress is motivation 101 for getting clued into the midterm elections. Like, if you’ve been putting it off or dragging your feet, Adrienne gives the 411 inspo on why this is the time to get involved and how to do that. Additionally, and importantly, we chat about the mission behind Brand New Congress and the candidates they support, including Girl and the Gov, The Podcast alum, Brittany Ramos DeBarros, Morgan Harper, and Melanie D’Arrigo, and Keeping Up With The Candidates rockstar, Stephanie Gallardo. We also obvi chat about the candidates turned elected officials they’ve supported such as AOC, Cori Bush, and Jamaal Bowman. Tune into the episode and to this election, NOW.NY Event at Y7: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/girl-and-the-gov-at-y7-flatiron-tickets-261142142177Winc (21+ only):https://winc.mivh.net/vn1kZWDonate to Girl and the Gov!https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/girlandthegovBrand Ambassador Program:https://www.girlandthegov.com/the-ambassadorsInternship Description:https://www.girlandthegov.com/careersBrand New Congress Candidates:https://www.brandnewcongress.org/#candidatesCongressman Suozzi’s Campaign Kickoff Event:https://secure.ngpvan.com/a91NeQyeHUeMPxUQ5lIU2A2Congressional Candidate Alexandra Hunt’s NY Meet & Greet:https://secure.actblue.com/donate/nycforalexandra?t=L9v6k&refcodeSB=b-2767-L9v6k
01:03:45
February 23, 2022
TW: A Convo with Professor Michele Dauber, Chair of Enough is Enough Project
TW: The following episode contains conversations on spousal rape and domestic violence. This episode takes toward a topic we haven’t yet covered – the policy matters of domestic violence, spousal rape, and more. A conversation that makes you yet again scratch your head at how many laws could possibly exist (or not exist) in 2022, we discuss where policy is currently on violence against women. More specifically, through our interview with Professor Michele Dauber, Chair of Enough is Enough Project, we also learn about the initiative that Enough is Enough is working on, which is to make violence against women a voting issue. Enough is Enough Voter Projecthttps://www.enoughisenoughvoter.org/NY Event at Y7: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/girl-and-the-gov-at-y7-flatiron-tickets-261142142177Winc (21+ only):https://winc.mivh.net/vn1kZWDonate to Girl and the Gov!https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/girlandthegovBrand Ambassador Program:https://www.girlandthegov.com/the-ambassadorsInternship Description:https://www.girlandthegov.com/careers
01:03:30
February 16, 2022
Social Impact & Corporate Responsibility with Jamira Burley, Director of Social Impact North America at Adidas
Fangirl alert – this episode features an interview with an activist that we look up to in all the ways. Like, we are still screaming that she came on the show. Jamira Burley, the Director of Social Impact for Adidas North America joined us this week for a conversation on corporate responsibility. Tapping into understanding what this means as a whole, what corporations are doing (or not doing) in terms of moving the social impact needle, and more, our conversation looks at the power consumers (it’s kind of like another ballot box if you will). NY Event at Y7: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/girl-and-the-gov-at-y7-flatiron-tickets-261142142177Winc (21+ only):https://winc.mivh.net/vn1kZWDonate to Girl and the Gov!https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/girlandthegovBrand Ambassador Program:https://www.girlandthegov.com/the-ambassadorsInternship Description:https://www.girlandthegov.com/careers
01:11:42
February 09, 2022
The Politics of a Climate Emergency with Heidi Harmon, Senior Public Affairs Director at the Romero institute and former Mayor of SLO
As Beyonce once said, ring the alarm! In this episode, we dive into the alarm being rung by Let’s Green CA as they look to have a climate emergency declared in the state of California. Led by Heidi Harmon, Senior Public Affairs Director at the Romero institute and former Mayor of San Luis Obispo, this initiative has you guessed it – nuance – and provides context to how we got here and what’s ahead in the climate crisis fight. Another layer in an ever-present issue for all, this interview continues our conversations on climate change x politics. Donate to Girl and the Gov!https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/girlandthegovBrand Ambassador Program:https://www.girlandthegov.com/the-ambassadorsInternship Description:https://www.girlandthegov.com/careersNY Event at Y7 Tickets! https://www.eventbrite.com/e/girl-and-the-gov-at-y7-flatiron-tickets-261142142177Opal Lee Epi: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/special-episode-all-about-juneteenth-with-ms-opal-lee/id1533621122?i=1000525992497
01:02:18
February 02, 2022
Congressman Tom Suozzi (NY-3) Shares His Race for NY Governor & More!
If you love us for our tangents, this episode is going to hit it out of the ball park for you. Why is that? Because the tangent queens met a tangent king, and his name is Congressman Tom Suozzi (NY-3). Our very first federal elected official on the show, Congressman Suozzi helped us understand the Ways and Means Committee, Taxes (yes, seasonally appropriate AF), and the issues he’s running on as he switches his focus to his campaign for NY Governor. Our conversation covers the waterfront on why he’s running, why now, and why his background makes him a fit for the job. A double whammy, this episode includes federal and state politics, AND a 2022 midterm election race. Congressman Suozzi’s Campaign (for Governor) Website:https://suozziforny.com/The Daily: Why Ukraine Matters to Vladimir Putinhttps://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/why-ukraine-matters-to-vladimir-putin/id1200361736?i=1000544306477The Daily: Russia and the US Face Off Over Ukrainehttps://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/russia-and-the-u-s-face-off-over-ukraine/id1200361736?i=1000547658614Donate to Girl and the Gov!https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/girlandthegovBrand Ambassador Program:https://www.girlandthegov.com/the-ambassadorsNew Website & Internship Description:https://www.girlandthegov.com/careersCitizen Power with Nathalia Ramos & Ben Sheehan:https://www.onecommune.com/a/2147492814/nBoX9mJoPrima:https://www.prima.co/ Use code GIRLGOV for 20% off
01:08:56
January 26, 2022
The TMZ of Politics with Sarah Bryner, Director of Research & Strategy at OpenSecrets
We often waiver between calling this organization the TMZ of politics and the Deux Moi of Politics, but either way OpenSecrets brings the tea. Piping hot in fact, because in the world of politics it’s all about that money honey. Some may follow the yellow brick road, but OpenSecrets follows the money, seeing which politicians are funded by who, what companies are throwing their dollars to the dark side and more. Cue this interview with Sarah Bryner, Director of Research & Strategy at OpenSecrets who gives us the scoop on how it all works, what OpenSecrets does, and its impact. This convo had us loving OpenSecrets even more than we already did and we can’t recommend diving in feet first more. Donate to Girl and the Gov!https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/girlandthegovNew Website & Internship Description:https://www.girlandthegov.com/careersInternship Description:https://www.girlandthegov.com/careersCitizen Power with Nathalia Ramos & Ben Sheehan:https://www.onecommune.com/a/2147492814/nBoX9mJoPrima:https://www.prima.co/ Use code GIRLGOV for 20% offBrand Ambassador Program:https://www.girlandthegov.com/the-ambassadors
01:04:27
January 19, 2022
2022 Redistricting Update with Brian Derrick, Political Strategist
We’re back baby and we’re back with Brian Derrick for an episode on redistricting. You’ve heard us talk about it before, but redistricting is in full swing (still) as we get into the 2022 midterm elections year. And now, we have updates. There are so many avenues in which to take this topic and we try to drive down many of them. Hop into the episode and get an update on where redistricting is currently. And, as always, ~we’ll keep you updated~.Brian Derrick’s Grassroots Donor Advising Newsletter:https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdeI5q2NHfbpN1JpOGXp_FLjFnazcN0iwxDSPiBmXmr0HHrFg/viewformDonate to Girl and the Gov! https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/girlandthegov Internship Description:https://www.girlandthegov.com/careersCitizen Power with Nathalia Ramos & Ben Sheehan:https://www.onecommune.com/a/2147492814/nBoX9mJoPrima:https://www.prima.co/ Use code GIRLGOV for 20% offBrand Ambassador Program: https://www.girlandthegov.com/the-ambassadors
01:12:25
January 12, 2022
California Candidate Spotlight with City Attorney Mike Feuer & New Year Political Resolutions!
2022 midterm elections are heating up in every state and every edge of the ballot. California, and more specifically Los Angeles, is included in this mix, with one the many positions voters will be casting their ballot for being the mayoral seat. With lots at stake for the iconic American city, City Attorney Mike Feuer (and his mustache – check out his campaign video if you don’t believe us) has thrown his hat in the rink. On this episode, we chat with him on the issues facing LA and how he plans to solve for them. We also chat through some of the issues he’s worked on thus far as City Attorney. This episode also includes action items for starting the new year civically engaged and off to the races. A few tidbits and easy clicks to get you started:2022 Political Resolutions!NewslettersCatalyst20: https://list-manage.us10.list-manage.com/subscribe?u=1a707cff7b4e5d4a67aa75549&id=00385a7cf9The Work Isn’t Done: https://mailchi.mp/929f8f957841/the-work-isnt-done-sign-upThe Know: https://theknow.io/Activists InfluencersJamira BurleyAlicia LuncheonVictoria HammettBrian DerrickCitizen Power with Nathalia Ramos & Ben Sheehan:https://www.onecommune.com/a/2147492814/nBoX9mJoNew Website & Internship Description:https://www.girlandthegov.com/https://www.girlandthegov.com/careersPrima:https://www.prima.co/ Use code GIRLGOV for 20% offhttp://chng.it/8CNwdhLT79 Prima Petition
01:04:45
December 29, 2021
Digital Media x Voter Participation with Tatenda Musapatike, CEO/Founder of the Voter Formation Project
If we were looking for favorite word pairs, two of them would be ‘digital media’ and ‘voter participation.’ Combined, these concepts marry themselves into a powerful force and a magnetic conversation about the methods that can be and should be used to mobilize new voters. This week’s episode focuses on exactly that through a fun conversation with Tatenda Musapatike, CEO/Founder of the Voter Formation Project. If understanding the wild world of digital tactics is up your alley (it’s our bread and butter), this episode is going to be one you listen to time and time again. Oh, and also because our conversation was just such a freakin’ delight, we can’t even (*screams of excitement*)!Voter Formation Project:https://www.voterformationproject.org/Spring 2022 Internship:https://www.girlandthegov.com/careersBrand Ambassador Sign Up: https://www.girlandthegov.com/the-ambassadorsCitizen Power with Nathalia Ramos & Ben Sheehan:https://www.onecommune.com/a/2147492814/nBoX9mJoPrima:https://www.prima.co/ Use code GIRLGOV for 20% off
01:06:51
December 22, 2021
Gender Identity, Discrimination, and More with Dr. Jody Herman, Reid Rasmussen Senior Scholar of Public Policy at the Williams Institute
The data does it for us. And what we mean by that aside from the fact that we may throw that phrase on a sweatshirt at some point, is that looking at data and the studies that produce these elements of interest can provide tangible evidence for particular policy measures. In the case of studies undertaken by our guest Dr. Jody Herman, who is a Reid Rasmussen Senior Scholar of Public Policy at the Williams Institute, the findings are in the realm of gender identity and non-discrimination laws. In our conversation we talk about how these buckets intersect, what can be learned, and how these studies emerge. Additionally, we chat through our ‘stupid questions’ on gender identity, gender expression, and more.New Website:https://www.girlandthegov.com/Citizen Power with Nathalia Ramos & Ben Sheehan:https://www.onecommune.com/a/2147492814/nBoX9mJoPrima:https://www.prima.co/ Use code GIRLGOV for 20% offhttp://chng.it/8CNwdhLT79 Prima Petition
01:05:10
December 15, 2021
Early Childhood Education Policy and Politics with Rebecca Feinglos Planchard, Senior Early Childhood Policy Advisor, NC Division of Child Development and Early Education
We love firsts, and this episode presents one for us - our first time on the show digging into early childhood education. Covering the waterfront in terms of policy and politics in this realm, we chat with expert in the field, Rebecca Feinglos Planchard, a Senior Early Childhood Policy Advisor, at the NC Division of Child Development and Early Education on what’s included in this policy bucket. We not only talk about the preparations and communications needed between federal and state government agencies to make policy happen in real time for students (and their families) now and in the future, but the possible outcomes or consequences of policy application. We also tap into the terminology and programs, with our conversation including chatter on the background of the concept of ‘school readiness’ and the Head Start program. New Website:https://www.girlandthegov.com/Citizen Power with Nathalia Ramos & Ben Sheehan:https://www.onecommune.com/a/2147492814/nBoX9mJoPrima:https://www.prima.co/ Use code GIRLGOV for 20% offhttp://chng.it/8CNwdhLT79 Prima PetitionBrand Ambassador Sign Up Form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSelH0p5KWISaHaBI5-9nKSUItlY_eXiEmvsudpJIcRjKhfgyA/viewformBrand Ambassador Info Sheet:https://drive.google.com/file/d/11WAWLwc9dShbSVxPMcUzc1d5Ua8KNdO2/view
01:03:02
December 08, 2021
Monopolies, Big Tech, and Ohio Politics with Morgan Harper, Candidate for US Senate, Ohio
Ohioooooo, we’re here! Okay, not physically but via Zoom with a must-learn-about candidate for US Senate - Morgan Harper. Previously, the Director of Policy & Advocacy at the American Economic Liberties Project, a former tenure of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, and able to tout testifying before Congress, Morgan opened the gate on the conversation about monopolies in the 21st century. Talkin’ big tech and more, we get into the nitty gritty of ‘too big too fail,’ the dangers of mergers and acquisitions, and where the government has and can come into the equation. Naturally, we also chatted about Morgan’s campaign, what it means to ‘Morganize,’ and what Ohio’s constituents are looking for from political leadership. Ask us Q's and send us merch pics at info@girlandthegov.com!Morgan Harper’s Campaign Website:https://morganharper.org/Citizen Power with Nathalia Ramos & Ben Sheehan:https://www.onecommune.com/a/2147492814/nBoX9mJoPrima:https://www.prima.co/ Use code GIRLGOV for 20% offhttp://chng.it/8CNwdhLT79 Prima PetitionBrand Ambassador Sign Up Form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSelH0p5KWISaHaBI5-9nKSUItlY_eXiEmvsudpJIcRjKhfgyA/viewformBrand Ambassador Info Sheet:https://drive.google.com/file/d/11WAWLwc9dShbSVxPMcUzc1d5Ua8KNdO2/view
57:60
December 01, 2021
An Intro to LA City Council with Candidate for Los Angeles City Council District 3, Yasmine Pomeroy
Gooooood morning Los Angeles (said in news anchor voice) voters, we’ve got a candidate you’re going to want to know all about. Her name is Yasmine Pomeroy and she is running for Los Angeles City Council District 3. Part get to know the candidate, part get to know the personality of LA politics, this episode opens the door to the unique functions and forms that make up the Angeleno political landscape.Yasmine Pomeroy’s Campaign Website: https://www.yasmineforthecity.com/How to Talk Politics with Your Family For the Holidays:https://girlandthegov.buzzsprout.com/1380769/6980410-how-to-talk-politics-with-your-family-with-melissa-pennica-licensed-marriage-and-family-therapistCitizen Power with Nathalia Ramos & Ben Sheehanhttps://www.onecommune.com/a/2147492814/nBoX9mJoPrima:https://www.prima.co/ Use code GIRLGOV for 20% offhttp://chng.it/8CNwdhLT79 Prima PetitionBrand Ambassador Sign Up Form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSelH0p5KWISaHaBI5-9nKSUItlY_eXiEmvsudpJIcRjKhfgyA/viewformBrand Ambassador Info Sheet:https://drive.google.com/file/d/11WAWLwc9dShbSVxPMcUzc1d5Ua8KNdO2/view
52:28
November 24, 2021
Build Back Better (Explained) with Brian Derrick, Political Strategist & Founder of Oath
If you’ve been scratching your head about what on earth is going on with the Build Back Better bill, this episode is going to be your bread and butter of reference points. We go IN on the bill with Brian Derrick, Political Strategist & Founder of Oath to get a grasp on what’s included in the bill, what’s not, and what the process looks like for potentially passing it. Naturally, since we love abbreviations, we also get into the confusion around BBB versus the BIF, and even define what the CBO does. And, if that also has you scratching your head, do not worry, just head to wherever you get your pods and listen in and learn what all of those fun bits and pieces are. Best yet, this episode contains tons and bunches of q’s from the audience. Shoutout to all that submitted those bad boys. As per usual, if you have a q or a topic you’d like to learn more about in politics, slide into our DMs.Limited Edition Merch (only avail. through Nov. 17): https://www.bonfire.com/store/girlandthegov/ Citizen Power with Nathalia Ramos & Ben Sheehanhttps://www.onecommune.com/a/2147492814/nBoX9mJoPrima:https://www.prima.co/ Use code GIRLGOV for 20% offhttp://chng.it/8CNwdhLT79 Prima PetitionBrand Ambassador Sign Up Form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSelH0p5KWISaHaBI5-9nKSUItlY_eXiEmvsudpJIcRjKhfgyA/viewformBrand Ambassador Info Sheet:https://drive.google.com/file/d/11WAWLwc9dShbSVxPMcUzc1d5Ua8KNdO2/view
47:51
November 17, 2021
Healthcare Finance in the US with Julie Oliver, Executive Director and Co-Founder of Ground Game Texas
Us when talking about healthcare in the US and singing our favorite Avril Lavigne throwback: “Why'd you have to go and make things so complicated?” But, seriously, healthcare in the US is no walk in the park. In fact, it’s more of a walk in a corn maze -- disorienting, confusing, and altogether spooky. To break down some of the basics, we had the honor of hosting Julie Oliver, Executive Director and Co-Founder of Ground Game Texas on this episode. Giving us the 411 on healthcare finance, citing a career in the industry and political know-how, Julie pulled back the red tape on medicare, medicaid, and everything else under the sun that has us scratching our heads. LIMITED EDITION MERCH (only avail. through Nov. 16): https://www.bonfire.com/store/girlandthegov/ Citizen Power with Nathalia Ramos & Ben Sheehanhttps://www.onecommune.com/a/2147492814/nBoX9mJoPrima:https://www.prima.co/ Use code GIRLGOV for 20% offhttp://chng.it/8CNwdhLT79 Prima PetitionBrand Ambassador Sign Up Form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSelH0p5KWISaHaBI5-9nKSUItlY_eXiEmvsudpJIcRjKhfgyA/viewformBrand Ambassador Info Sheet:https://drive.google.com/file/d/11WAWLwc9dShbSVxPMcUzc1d5Ua8KNdO2/view
01:18:15
November 10, 2021
Global Gender Equality, A Status Update Via Dania Gharaibeh, Team Lead, Gender Equality at the IRC
Gender equality is a complex and nuanced topic, and discussing it at a global level is no exception from this qualification. In this episode, we begin the conversation around it, peeling back some of the many layers involved in what the status quo is at large, why in 2021 we are only so far, and how geopolitics play an important role. Joined by the amazing mind that is Dania Gharaibeh, Team Lead, Gender Equality at the IRC, we also brought clarity on terms and concepts commonly a part of the equality equation, including defining what child and forced marriages are, the differences between the two, and so much more. P.S. Ask us all your questions and give us all your feedback on IG @girlandthegovthepodcast or via email at girlandthegovthepodcast@gmail.com.Merch: https://www.bonfire.com/store/girlandthegov/ Citizen Power with Nathalia Ramos & Ben Sheehanhttps://www.onecommune.com/a/2147492814/nBoX9mJoPrima:https://www.prima.co/ Use code GIRLGOV for 20% offhttp://chng.it/8CNwdhLT79 Prima PetitionBrand Ambassador Sign Up Form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSelH0p5KWISaHaBI5-9nKSUItlY_eXiEmvsudpJIcRjKhfgyA/viewformBrand Ambassador Info Sheet:https://drive.google.com/file/d/11WAWLwc9dShbSVxPMcUzc1d5Ua8KNdO2/view 
01:09:43
November 03, 2021
Worker’s Rights & Unions with Melanie D’Arrigo, Congressional Candidate (NY-3)
What are worker’s rights? What is collective bargaining? What in the literal world is the Taft-Hartley Act? Okay, and what about the Pro Act -- is there a cheat sheet somewhere? For this episode, we tapped Melanie D’Arrigo, Congressional Candidate (NY-3) to give us the answers to these q’s, which had us scratching our heads and trying to hit the good ol’ Google machine. Giving us the 411 on worker’s rights from a policy lens, past and future, Melanie walked us toward the answers and away from the head scratching to provide us a comprehensive understanding of where worker’s rights and unions stand currently in the realm of politics. P.S. Ask us all your questions and give us all your feedback on IG @girlandthegovthepodcast or via email at girlandthegovthepodcast@gmail.com.Citizen Power with Nathalia Ramos & Ben Sheehanhttps://www.onecommune.com/a/2147492814/nBoX9mJoPrima:https://www.prima.co/ Use code GIRLGOV for 20% offhttp://chng.it/8CNwdhLT79 Prima PetitionBrand Ambassador Sign Up Form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSelH0p5KWISaHaBI5-9nKSUItlY_eXiEmvsudpJIcRjKhfgyA/viewformBrand Ambassador Info Sheet:https://drive.google.com/file/d/11WAWLwc9dShbSVxPMcUzc1d5Ua8KNdO2/view 
01:10:27
October 27, 2021
WTF is Gerrymandering with Arizona State Director at All On The Line, Kendra Alvarez
If you’ve ever had a conversation with Sammy about politics, you KNOW she’s mentioned the term ‘gerrymandering.’ Thus, it’s only appropriate that we dedicated an entire episode to the term and its many siblings. Cue, our conversation with Arizona State Director at All On The Line, Kendra Alvarez, who took us past just gerrymandering to the terms beyond including ‘grid map,’ ‘packing,’ and ‘cracking.’ Terms with silly names perhaps, but ones that are set to play a big role in redistricting underway across the nation. Tune in to learn more about what this means in your area and in states like Arizona. P.S. Ask us all your questions and give us all your feedback on IG @girlandthegovthepodcast or via email at girlandthegovthepodcast@gmail.com.Citizen Power with Nathalia Ramos & Ben Sheehanhttps://www.onecommune.com/a/2147492814/nBoX9mJoPrima:https://www.prima.co/ Use code GIRLGOV for 20% offhttp://chng.it/8CNwdhLT79 Prima PetitionBrand Ambassador Sign Up Form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSelH0p5KWISaHaBI5-9nKSUItlY_eXiEmvsudpJIcRjKhfgyA/viewformBrand Ambassador Info Sheet:https://drive.google.com/file/d/11WAWLwc9dShbSVxPMcUzc1d5Ua8KNdO2/view 
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October 20, 2021
The California Housing Crisis with Senator Scott Wiener (CA, SD-11)
We’ve got California’s housing crisis on the mind and more than a few questions as to how it emerged. To shed light on these q’s, we tapped none other than Senator Scott Wiener (CA, SD-11) to tell us the tales of the past, present, and future of the housing crisis and the related homelessness crisis that has made a name for itself in the state. We start with the basics and then get into the bills, providing key context to what on earth a crisis is in this frame and how the political world can work to fix it. P.S. Ask us all your questions and give us all your feedback on IG @girlandthegovthepodcast or via email at girlandthegovthepodcast@gmail.com.Tickets to Pregame & Politics on October 16:https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pregame-politics-tickets-169502122411?aff=ebdsoporgprofileCitizen Power with Nathalia Ramos & Ben Sheehanhttps://www.onecommune.com/a/2147492814/nBoX9mJoPrima:https://www.prima.co/ Use code GIRLGOV for 20% offhttp://chng.it/8CNwdhLT79 Prima PetitionBrand Ambassador Sign Up Form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSelH0p5KWISaHaBI5-9nKSUItlY_eXiEmvsudpJIcRjKhfgyA/viewformBrand Ambassador Info Sheet:https://drive.google.com/file/d/11WAWLwc9dShbSVxPMcUzc1d5Ua8KNdO2/view 
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October 13, 2021
Explainer: Asylum & Del Rio with Mirlande Joachim, Esq.
If we had a penny for every time we heard the phrase “Haitian border crisis” over the last few weeks, we’d be richer than Jeff Bezos (don’t tell him, thanks). That phrase begs many questions - is it really a crisis? Who on earth was and is responsible for what we are seeing unfold at our southern border? Is there a reason these people aren’t being granted asylum? And, what is this ambiguous Title 42 everyone keeps throwing around? We ask these questions and more in our conversation and latest episode to badass immigration lawyer, Mirlande Joachim, Esq. Shedding light on the many issues happening here and happening fast, the conversation is a starter guide for understanding what went down in Del Rio. P.S. stay with us for top stories -- we talk about Putin’s baby mama, so the tea is excellent. P.P.S. Ask us all your questions and give us all your feedback on IG @girlandthegovthepodcast or via email at girlandthegovthepodcast@gmail.com.Tickets to Pregame & Politics on October 16:https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pregame-politics-tickets-169502122411?aff=ebdsoporgprofileCitizen Power with Nathalia Ramos & Ben Sheehanhttps://www.onecommune.com/a/2147492814/nBoX9mJoPrima:https://www.prima.co/ Use code GIRLGOV for 20% offhttp://chng.it/8CNwdhLT79 Prima PetitionBrand Ambassador Sign Up Form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSelH0p5KWISaHaBI5-9nKSUItlY_eXiEmvsudpJIcRjKhfgyA/viewformBrand Ambassador Info Sheet:https://drive.google.com/file/d/11WAWLwc9dShbSVxPMcUzc1d5Ua8KNdO2/view 
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October 06, 2021
SexEd Today in the USA with Danielle Bezalel, Host of Sex Ed with DB Podcast
The concept of sex education might bring you back to an array of incredibly awkward classes taught begrudgingly by your gym teacher. It might also conjure absolutely nothing if you’re from a state where parents can opt their children out of sex education at school. Sex education, its depth and most importantly, its accuracy varies state to state. Far from a one size fits all sitch, sex education has and continues to take on a variety pack of forms in this country and the data shows some wild trends to go along with, all of which we go into in depth with our guest, Danielle Bezalel, Host of Sex Ed with DB Podcast. P.S. Ask us all your questions and give us all your feedback on IG @girlandthegovthepodcast or via email at girlandthegovthepodcast@gmail.com.Tickets to Pregame & Politics on October 16:https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pregame-politics-tickets-169502122411?aff=ebdsoporgprofileCitizen Power with Nathalia Ramos & Ben Sheehanhttps://www.onecommune.com/a/2147492814/nBoX9mJoPrima:https://www.prima.co/ Use code GIRLGOV for 20% offhttp://chng.it/8CNwdhLT79 Prima PetitionBrand Ambassador Sign Up Form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSelH0p5KWISaHaBI5-9nKSUItlY_eXiEmvsudpJIcRjKhfgyA/viewformBrand Ambassador Info Sheet:https://drive.google.com/file/d/11WAWLwc9dShbSVxPMcUzc1d5Ua8KNdO2/view Sex Ed with DB Podcasthttps://www.sexedwithdb.com/ 
01:00:20
September 29, 2021
Gun Reform 101 with Nico Bocour, Government Affairs Director at Giffords Courage
Our first dive into this issue in depth, albeit a very important one, this episode takes us through the background and the basics of gun reform in the US. An often touchy topic, as well as one with many behind the scenes players, the expert we brought in, Nico Bocour, Government Affairs Director at Giffords Courage, shed light on it from a data-based perspective, and provided the current and past context necessary to understand this complex issue. The tip of the iceberg, the start of a long road of conversations, this episode will arm you with information on this issue and the vocabulary to support it (ex: red flag laws, universal background checks, and more). P.S. Ask us all your questions and give us all your feedback on IG @girlandthegovthepodcast or via email at girlandthegovthepodcast@gmail.com.Citizen Power with Nathalia Ramos & Ben Sheehanhttps://www.onecommune.com/a/2147492814/nBoX9mJoPrima:https://www.prima.co/ Use code GIRLGOV for 15% offhttp://chng.it/8CNwdhLT79 Prima PetitionBrand Ambassador Sign Up Form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSelH0p5KWISaHaBI5-9nKSUItlY_eXiEmvsudpJIcRjKhfgyA/viewformBrand Ambassador Info Sheet:https://drive.google.com/file/d/11WAWLwc9dShbSVxPMcUzc1d5Ua8KNdO2/view 
01:04:35
September 22, 2021
Childcare Meets Campaign Finance Reform with Political Director at Vote Mama PAC, Sarah Hague
How can running for office be more accessible for working parents? Sarah Hague, political director at Vote Mama PAC has got the 411 on a solution that tackles one of the many critical hurdles parents face. Eyeing the need for a more diverse and important set of voices at the table (hello, young working parents), Vote Mama takes aim at changing the campaign finance game. Specifically, the two-pronged organization, which includes not just a PAC, but also a foundation, is lobbying for state finance rules to allow for campaign dollars to be used to pay for childcare. Sound cool yet complicated? Don’t worry, Sarah helps to break it all down, answering the how/what/when/why’s of it all. P.S. Ask us all your questions and give us all your feedback on IG @girlandthegovthepodcast or via email at girlandthegovthepodcast@gmail.com.Citizen Power with Nathalia Ramos & Ben Sheehanhttps://www.onecommune.com/a/2147492814/nBoX9mJoPrima:https://www.prima.co/ Use code GIRLGOV for 15% offhttp://chng.it/8CNwdhLT79 Prima PetitionVote Mama Fellowships:https://www.votemama.org/jobshttps://www.votemamafoundation.org/join-our-teamBrand Ambassador Sign Up Form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSelH0p5KWISaHaBI5-9nKSUItlY_eXiEmvsudpJIcRjKhfgyA/viewformBrand Ambassador Info Sheet:https://drive.google.com/file/d/11WAWLwc9dShbSVxPMcUzc1d5Ua8KNdO2/view 
01:01:29
September 08, 2021
Untold Truth of Afghanistan with Veteran & Congressional Candidate for NY-11, Brittany Ramos DeBarros
The last few weeks have been headline city as it relates to the US’s longest war -- the war in Afghanistan. A departure from the past 20 years, where the war received little to no press coverage, the past few weeks had many of us constantly at a loss for words and left with many questions as to how on earth we got to this place. Cue, this week’s episode where we were honored to be joined by Veteran and Congressional Candidate for NY-11, Brittany Ramos DeBarros. Brittany, in our conversation, walked us through the many realities of this war, from how we ended up there in the first place to what being on the ground actually was like, the corporate interests involved, and so much more. If you’ve had questions on Afghanistan, this is the episode for you. P.S. Ask us all your questions and give us all your feedback on IG @girlandthegovthepodcast or via email at girlandthegovthepodcast@gmail.com.Citizen Power with Nathalia Ramos & Ben Sheehanhttps://www.onecommune.com/a/2147492814/nBoX9mJoCatalyst20 Resources:https://docs.google.com/document/d/13hoZWC7tsbkwP2fSyt8E-5oQkA9EL7tjXyfRDZZCet4/edit Donate to Brittany’s Campaign:https://secure.actblue.com/donate/brittany-social-mediaPrima:https://www.prima.co/ Use code GIRLGOV for 15% offhttp://chng.it/8CNwdhLT79 Prima PetitionBrand Ambassador Sign Up Form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSelH0p5KWISaHaBI5-9nKSUItlY_eXiEmvsudpJIcRjKhfgyA/viewform
01:14:50
September 01, 2021
Takin’ on Texas with Congressional Candidate for TX-35, Claudia Zapata
Grab your cowboy boots and get ready to head to Texas in this episode where we get into the complexities of the Lone Star state’s politics with congressional candidate for TX-35, Claudia Zapata. Tackling a few of the many controversies that have taken to the headlines as of late, our conversation touches on voting rights legislation, the strategy of the politicians who made moves to DC to prevent a vote, and the surprisingly (and pitiful) pay that state legislators are paid. We also get into Claudia’s campaign for Congress and the very reasons she’s running. P.S. Ask us all your questions and give us all your feedback on IG @girlandthegovthepodcast or via email at girlandthegovthepodcast@gmail.com.Citizen Power with Nathalia Ramos & Ben Sheehanhttps://www.onecommune.com/a/2147492814/nBoX9mJoPrima:https://www.prima.co/ Use code GIRLGOV for 15% offhttp://chng.it/8CNwdhLT79 Prima PetitionBrand Ambassador Sign Up Form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSelH0p5KWISaHaBI5-9nKSUItlY_eXiEmvsudpJIcRjKhfgyA/viewformBrand Ambassador Info Sheet:https://drive.google.com/file/d/11WAWLwc9dShbSVxPMcUzc1d5Ua8KNdO2/view 
01:05:52
August 25, 2021
City Council & Cedar Rapids: The Local Politics Landscape with Councilmember Ashley Vanorny (Cedar Rapids, Iowa, D-5)
When you think ‘Iowa’, you may think of presidential campaigns and the buzz that surrounds the infamous caucuses. However, politics happens in the state 365, 24/7, especially in Cedar Rapids. In this episode, we had the pleasure of speaking with Cedar Rapids Councilmember Ashley Vanorny (D-5) about the politics of her district, the politics of city council, and what inspired her to run for local office. A look inside city council, what it does, and why local politics are extremely important, this episode will inspire you to get civically engaged (and maybe run for office). P.S. Ask us all your questions and give us all your feedback on IG @girlandthegovthepodcast or via email at girlandthegovthepodcast@gmail.com.Citizen Power with Nathalia Ramos & Ben Sheehanhttps://www.onecommune.com/a/2147492814/nBoX9mJoPrima:https://www.prima.co/ Use code GIRLGOV for 15% offhttp://chng.it/8CNwdhLT79 Prima PetitionBrand Ambassador Sign Up Form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSelH0p5KWISaHaBI5-9nKSUItlY_eXiEmvsudpJIcRjKhfgyA/viewformBrand Ambassador Info Sheet:https://drive.google.com/file/d/11WAWLwc9dShbSVxPMcUzc1d5Ua8KNdO2/view Resources:https://www.rescue.org/https://www.unicef.org/News on Afghanistan - Resources: https://www.instagram.com/mosheh/https://www.nytimes.com/2021/08/15/opinion/afghanistan-taliban.htmlhttps://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2021/08/17/afghanistan-kabul-taliban-live-updates/https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/biden-afghanistan-camp-david/2021/08/16/979c17c8-feaf-11eb-ba7e-2cf966e88e93_story.html
01:01:11
August 18, 2021
A Deep Dive into the Anti-Choice Politics of Louisiana with State Representative Mandie Landry (LA, D-91)
In this episode we take a virtual road trip down to Louisiana to chat with State Representative Mandie Landry (LA, D-91) on what it’s like to be pro-choice in a heavily red (and anti-choice) state. Walking us through her experiences, her conversations with colleagues, and painting the picture as to the political landscape of the state, we learned there is much more than meets the eye when it comes to the overall topic of women’s health in the state. From maternal morbidity rates to access to sex education, and the many barriers and political pawn work done in the state (and by its geographic neighbors), the takeaways were incredibly eyeopening. P.S. Ask us all your questions and give us all your feedback on IG @girlandthegovthepodcast or via email at girlandthegovthepodcast@gmail.com.Prima:https://www.prima.co/ Use code GIRLGOV for 15% offhttp://chng.it/8CNwdhLT79 Prima PetitionBrand Ambassador Sign Up Form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSelH0p5KWISaHaBI5-9nKSUItlY_eXiEmvsudpJIcRjKhfgyA/viewformBrand Ambassador Info Sheet:https://drive.google.com/file/d/11WAWLwc9dShbSVxPMcUzc1d5Ua8KNdO2/view 
01:07:04
August 11, 2021
The New Deal for Education, Philly Politics, and more with Congressional Candidate Alexandra Hunt (PA-03)
This week we virtually traveled to Philly to get the skinny on a district that will be the talk of the town, or dare we say the talk of the City of Brotherly Love, as we head into the 2022 midterms. In our explorations sans cheesesteak, we chatted with candidate and congressional hopeful, Alexandra Hunt about her campaign, the ins-and-outs of Philly’s political landscape, and the change she hopes to bring to the table. Touching on issues in her district and beyond, we covered territory from unions to education, giving specific focus to The New Deal for Education. P.S. Ask us all your questions and give us all your feedback on IG @girlandthegovthepodcast or via email at girlandthegovthepodcast@gmail.com.Prima:https://www.prima.co/ Use code GIRLGOV for 15% offhttp://chng.it/8CNwdhLT79 Prima PetitionBrand Ambassador Info Sheet:https://drive.google.com/file/d/11WAWLwc9dShbSVxPMcUzc1d5Ua8KNdO2/viewBrand Ambassador Sign Up Form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSelH0p5KWISaHaBI5-9nKSUItlY_eXiEmvsudpJIcRjKhfgyA/viewform
48:14
August 04, 2021
Redistricting in California, Grassroots Campaigns, & More With Fatima Iqbal-Zubair, Candidate for CA State Assembly (D64)
In this episode we officially leave Sammy’s NY territory and hop on over to Maddie’s in California to chat with Fatima Iqbal-Zubair who is a candidate running for CA State Assembly (D64). And when we say running in this case, we mean running as a grassroots progressive candidate against an incumbent Democrat. There’s tea and there’s real talk on what needs to change in her district and how she plans to make it happen. We also tap into redistricting happening as a result of the 2020 Census, what this means for voters, and so much more. P.S. Ask us all your questions and give us all your feedback on IG @girlandthegovthepodcast or via email at girlandthegovthepodcast@gmail.com.Prima:https://www.prima.co/ Use code GIRLGOV for 15% off http://chng.it/8CNwdhLT79 Prima PetitionBrand Ambassador Info Sheet:https://drive.google.com/file/d/11WAWLwc9dShbSVxPMcUzc1d5Ua8KNdO2/view Brand Ambassador Sign Up Form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSelH0p5KWISaHaBI5-9nKSUItlY_eXiEmvsudpJIcRjKhfgyA/viewform
46:43
July 28, 2021
WTF is a Crisis Pregnancy Center & Women’s Health with Senator Cappelletti (PA-17)
It’s all in the branding isn’t it? That is very much the case of the concept of Crisis Pregnancy Centers, as well as that of Planned Parenthood. In our first deep dive conversation (we don’t know how it’s our first either) on women’s health and the politics surrounding it, we virtually sat down with State Senator Cappelletti (PA-17) to get into it all. Through our conversation we peeled back the branding on Crisis Pregnancy Centers, and dove into what on earth these centers do and how they’re even legal. We also tackle what’s on deck in the PA legislature for women’s health issues -- the good, the bad, and the ugly. P.S. Ask us all your questions and give us all your feedback on IG @girlandthegovthepodcast or via email at girlandthegovthepodcast@gmail.com.Prima:https://www.prima.co/ Use code GIRLGOV for 15% offBrand Ambassador Info:https://drive.google.com/file/d/11WAWLwc9dShbSVxPMcUzc1d5Ua8KNdO2/view Brand Ambassador Sign Up Form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSelH0p5KWISaHaBI5-9nKSUItlY_eXiEmvsudpJIcRjKhfgyA/viewform
01:01:40
July 21, 2021
Have you heard what SCOTUS has been up to? A tell-all with lawyer and legal educator, Natasha Axelrod!
This episode we’re scooting over to the SCOTUS side of things to discuss the latest and greatest hot button cases with lawyer and legal educator, Natasha Axelrod. Touching on Mahanoy Area School District v. B.L and NCAA v. Alston et al, this episode provides the scoop on what the cases were all about, where they landed, and what the court’s decisions mean for the future. Obvi we also give light to some essential ‘I have a stupid questions,’ including defining what SCOTUS is, so even if you’re a legal novice, this episode will get you up to speed. P.S. Ask us all your questions and give us all your feedback on IG @girlandthegovthepodcast or via email at girlandthegovthepodcast@gmail.com.Prima:https://www.prima.co/ Use code GIRLGOV for 15% offBrand Ambassador Sign Up Form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSelH0p5KWISaHaBI5-9nKSUItlY_eXiEmvsudpJIcRjKhfgyA/viewform
01:02:03
July 14, 2021
The D.L. on Girl and the Gov, the Podcast, Anniversary Edition
It’s a DM-iversary BABAAAAAY! Once upon a time in land far far away, aka California, Maddie DM’d Sammy about starting a podcast. A year later and here we are - rockin,’ rollin,’ and giving you the scoop on our journey. We chat through top q’s we get, submissions from our beloved brand ambassadors (we heart you!), what we have planned for year two, and a lot about Sammy's momentarily raspy voice. Have fun in and out of the sun and hop into this eppy with us. P.S. Ask us all your questions and give us all your feedback on IG @girlandthegovthepodcast or via email at info@girlandthegov.com.Prima:https://www.prima.co/ Use code GIRLGOV for 15% offBrand Ambassador Sign Up Form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSelH0p5KWISaHaBI5-9nKSUItlY_eXiEmvsudpJIcRjKhfgyA/viewform
55:29
July 07, 2021
The Trevor Project & LGTBQ Legislation with Casey Pick, ESQ, Senior Fellow for Advocacy & Government Affairs at The Trevor Project
This episode covers so much ground that its title is almost two full lines long. Is that a record? We’re not sure. But, what we are sure of, is that this episode gives you the 411 on the amazing work done and that is in motion for the Trevor Project. What we’re also sure of is that our guest, Casey Pick, ESQ, Senior Fellow for Advocacy & Government Affairs at The Trevor Project, provides a comprehensive look at the issues facing the LGBTQ community and how it connects to not just the organization’s work, but to legislation. Covering recent court cases (Fulton v. City of Philadelphia) to the LGBT Data Inclusion Act, and more, this episode (like all) is a can’t miss. P.S. Ask us all your questions and give us all your feedback on IG @girlandthegovthepodcast or via email at girlandthegovthepodcast@gmail.com.Prima:https://www.prima.co/ Use code GIRLGOV for 15% offBrand Ambassador Sign Up Form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSelH0p5KWISaHaBI5-9nKSUItlY_eXiEmvsudpJIcRjKhfgyA/viewformTrevor Project:https://www.thetrevorproject.org/?gclid=CjwKCAjwieuGBhAsEiwA1Ly_nXuBdpHo9dtSxMh9hF1fZayg9qaoJj8VsXYmNTq-gJE3qmKjbTgsiBoCEm8QAvD_BwE
01:03:56
June 30, 2021
Special Episode!! All About Juneteenth with Ms. Opal Lee, Grandmother of Juneteenth
This is a special edition of Girl and the Gov, The Podcast and it’s special not just because its a two episode week, but because we are beyond honored to share that our guest is none other than Ms. Opal Lee, the Grandmother of Juneteenth. To say that we aren’t still star struck is an understatement, but Ms. Opal Lee is one serious badass lady, counting 94 years on this planet and many in activism. Her focus, as one may guess from her moniker, is to have Juneteenth recognized in law as a federal holiday. Her work, which we discussed, is no short of amazing, and we were blown away to learn that it came to fruition moments before this exact interview, with the Senate passing the legislation unanimously. You won’t want to miss this important discussion and the joy we shared during this momentous occasion. P.S. Ask us all your questions and give us all your feedback on IG @girlandthegovthepodcast or via email at girlandthegovthepodcast@gmail.com.Prima:https://www.prima.co/ Use code GIRLGOV for 15% offBrand Ambassador Sign Up Form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSelH0p5KWISaHaBI5-9nKSUItlY_eXiEmvsudpJIcRjKhfgyA/viewformPetition to Make Juneteenth a Holidayhttps://www.opalswalk2dc.com/Ms. Opal’s Juneteenth Children’s Bookhttps://www.amazon.com/Opal-Lee-What-Means-Free/dp/1400231256/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=juneteenth+opal+lee&qid=1623978098&sr=8-1 
31:44
June 18, 2021
Corporate Interests & California Politics Unveiled with Founder of Project Super Bloom, Eric Warmoth
We’re surfing over to California for this episode, where we speak with the founder of Project Super Bloom, Eric Warmoth about the smoke and mirrors politics going on in the Golden State. To the surprise of many, politics in California at the state level isn’t what it seems to be from afar -- blue. Due to the ability for corporations to donate directly to political campaigns, the ways in which politics work in the state are a whole different beast than you may think. In our conversation, we get the TEA on this and what Project Super Bloom aims to do to change the status quo.P.S. Ask us all your questions and give us all your feedback on IG @girlandthegovthepodcast or via email at girlandthegovthepodcast@gmail.com.Prima:https://www.prima.co/ Use code GIRLGOV for 15% offBrand Ambassador Sign Up Form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSelH0p5KWISaHaBI5-9nKSUItlY_eXiEmvsudpJIcRjKhfgyA/viewformProject Super Bloomhttps://www.projectsuperbloom.org/
01:05:53
June 16, 2021
The Constitution Explained with Ben Sheehan, Author of OMG WTF DOES THE CONSTITUTION ACTUALLY SAY?
Have you ever thought to yourself WTF is actually inside the Constitution? Have you ever thought, but like where’s the Bill of Rights at? If either of these two questions have ever popped into your head, this episode is for you. We had the privilege of chatting with Ben Sheehan, Author of OMG WTF DOES THE CONSTITUTION ACTUALLY SAY?, on these two questions and more -- like those pesky amendments, how they’re ratified, and what ratifying even means in the first place. Humor is top of mind in this episode (which makes sense given Ben’s experience as an award-winning producer at Funny or Die), with at least one of us attempting to use an olde English accent. Take a listen to see which of the three of us it was. Prima:https://www.prima.co/ Use code GIRLGOV for 15% offBrand Ambassador Sign Up Form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSelH0p5KWISaHaBI5-9nKSUItlY_eXiEmvsudpJIcRjKhfgyA/viewform
01:06:29
June 09, 2021
The Sunrise Movement, Good Jobs for All, and More on Climate Activism with the Movement’s co-founder, Will Lawrence
The sun is rising on a new episode, which is perfect because this one sheds (sun)light on the Sunrise Movement. A dip back into the world of climate activism and climate policy, this episode takes us through an informative and can’t-miss conversation with the Co-Founder of the Sunrise Movement. Will Lawrence. From interesting tactics like ‘Wide Awakes’ (this was new to us) to politicians that are making their mark in this realm (Senator Markey you make an appearance), we cover new territory. P.S. Ask us all your questions and give us all your feedback on IG @girlandthegovthepodcast or via email at girlandthegovthepodcast@gmail.com.Prima:https://www.prima.co/ Use code GIRLGOV for 15% offBrand Ambassador Sign Up Form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSelH0p5KWISaHaBI5-9nKSUItlY_eXiEmvsudpJIcRjKhfgyA/viewform=Everytown:https://www.everytown.org/actions/
01:03:11
June 02, 2021
Getting Out the Vote with Lala Wu, Executive Director and Co-Founder of Sister District
Every season is election season, which is why we tapped Lala Wu, Executive Director and Co-Founder of Sister District to give us the 411 on how to get out the vote. Providing a close look at the mechanisms we commonly hear about like phone banking, text banking, and more, our conversation with Lala offers more than just definitions, but an understanding of how these processes are actually put to work by organizations like Sister District. Speaking of Sister District, in this episode we also discuss the organization’s mission and thoughtful strategy used for flipping seats in state legislatures from red to blue. P.S. Ask us all your questions and give us all your feedback on IG @girlandthegovthepodcast or via email at girlandthegovthepodcast@gmail.com.Prima: https://www.prima.co/ Use code GIRLGOV for 15% offBrand Ambassador Sign Up Form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSelH0p5KWISaHaBI5-9nKSUItlY_eXiEmvsudpJIcRjKhfgyA/viewformGeorge Floyd Anniversary: https://justiceforgeorge-takeaction.carrd.co/
58:56
May 26, 2021
Social Media Meets Politics With Dr. Desmond U. Patton, Associate Professor of Social Work at Columbia University
Here we are on social media, using good ol’ technology to get the scoop and be in the loop. A concept that touches the good, the bad, and the ugly, social media has many uses and capabilities. It houses interactions, patterns, and varied forms of linguistics. Each of these elements carries itself into the realm of politics and it’s one that we dove into with Dr. Desmond U. Patton, Associate Professor of Social Work at Columbia University. In our conversation, and latest episode, we peeled back some of the many layers of the social media dilemma as it relates to politics, race, and communication in the 21st century. Through this dialogue, light is shed on both Dr. Patton’s work at the intersection of technology, social work, and politics, as well as its relation to current events, like the January 6 insurrection. P.S. Ask us all your questions and give us all your feedback on IG @girlandthegovthepodcast or via email at girlandthegovthepodcast@gmail.com.Prima:https://www.prima.co/ Use code GIRLGOV for 15% offBrand Ambassador Sign Up Form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSelH0p5KWISaHaBI5-9nKSUItlY_eXiEmvsudpJIcRjKhfgyA/viewform
58:00
May 19, 2021
Candidate Spotlight with Holly McCormack! Candidate and challenger to Majorie Taylor Greene for Congress (GA-14)
It seems like we’ve had a lot of people dubbed “thou who shall not be named” in the last few years, and honestly many for good reason. One such person, represents GA-14 in Congress and has pushed out conspiracy theories galore. Do you need another hint? Okay, she also recently challenged AOC to a debate. If you’ve connected the dots, welcome to the party and welcome to the episode where we interview one of her challengers -- Holly McCormack who is a Democrat running to take her seat. We had the honor of virtually sitting down with Holly to learn about her campaign, why she’s running, and why this race and district are so important. This candidate spotlight sheds light on what’s to come in the Peach state. Don’t miss a beat and listen in. P.S. Ask us all your questions and give us all your feedback on IG @girlandthegovthepodcast or via email at girlandthegovthepodcast@gmail.com.Learn more about Holly!https://www.holly4congress.com/ Prima:https://www.prima.co/ Use code GIRLGOV for 15% offBrand Ambassador Sign Up Form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSelH0p5KWISaHaBI5-9nKSUItlY_eXiEmvsudpJIcRjKhfgyA/viewform
45:27
May 12, 2021
Understanding Immigration in the US with Layla Razavi, Deputy Executive Director at Freedom for Immigrants
The conversation around immigration in the US is often met with controversial opinions, buzz words, and horrendous campaign slogans. However, it is also commonly misunderstood, as are the terms within this overarching umbrella. Cue, Layla Razavi, Deputy Executive Director at Freedom for Immigrants, who we were honored to speak with on this episode. Walking us through immigration 101, Layla provided us (and now you) a critical understanding of the concepts, constraints, and controversies around immigration in the US. From defining what ICE is, to asylum, the episode captures a broad strokes picture of what immigration entails in this country. P.S. Ask us all your questions and give us all your feedback on IG @girlandthegovthepodcast or via email at girlandthegovthepodcast@gmail.com.Links:Freedom for Immigrantshttps://www.freedomforimmigrants.org/https://www.freedomforimmigrants.org/national-bond-fund Prima:https://www.prima.co/ Use code GIRLGOV for 15% offBrand Ambassador Sign Up Form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSelH0p5KWISaHaBI5-9nKSUItlY_eXiEmvsudpJIcRjKhfgyA/viewformHelp India:http://bit.ly/MutualAidIndia
01:06:56
May 05, 2021
Climate Justice with Kari Fulton, Frontline Policy Coordinator at Climate Justice Alliance
Beep beep coming through, we have an episode that you can absolutely not miss. Okay, we don’t recommend missing any of them, but like seriously this one is a 10/10 must-listen. We are beyond excited to share that this episode features a guest that had us starstruck from the moment we hopped onto record (no one fainted by some miracle). This guest of honor is none other than Kari Fulton, Frontline Policy Coordinator at Climate Justice Alliance. An award-winning environmental and climate justice advocate, organizer, and so much more, Kari is an OG in this realm and absolute authority in all-things climate justice. Through our conversation she helped us get a true grasp of what climate justice is, what being on the frontlines of climate change means in its many facets, and the unique impact climate change has had and is having on communities of color. Pop in your headphones to get the scoop. P.S. Ask us all your questions and give us all your feedback on IG @girlandthegovthepodcast or via email at info@girlandthegov.com!Links:https://climatejusticealliance.org/https://www.ienearth.org/ Brand Ambassador Sign Up Form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSelH0p5KWISaHaBI5-9nKSUItlY_eXiEmvsudpJIcRjKhfgyA/viewform
01:00:41
April 28, 2021
What on EARTH is the USDA with Jillian Semaan, Director of Food and Environment at Earthday.org
Mood board time. When you think of climate change, what is the visual that comes to mind? Is it oil refineries? Factory smog? Does it include agriculture? If it doesn’t include agriculture, your mood board is about to get an update after this episode. As part of our special series on climate, Jillian Semaan, Director of Food and Environment at Earthday.org joined us to discuss the deep impact that agriculture and its related practices have on the climate -- and our future. Through this discussion, Jillian gave light to the intersection between agriculture and the environment, while also helping us get a firm grasp on what on earth the USDA does. Spoiler: Jillian used to work there. P.S. Ask us all your questions and give us all your feedback on IG @girlandthegovthepodcast or via email at info@girlandthegov.com!LINKS LINKS LINKS:Jillian and Earth Day! https://www.earthday.org/actions/create-your-own-act-of-green/Happy 4/20! Cannabis Justice! (Shout out Ben & Jerry's)https://www.benjerry.com/whats-new/2019/04/420-cannabis-justice Gun Reformhttps://www.everytown.org/actions/ https://act.everytown.org/call/Senate_2021_background_checks_call/?source=etno_action&refcode=etno_action&utm_source=etno_action&utm_medium=o&utm_campaign=actionGeorge Floyd & Police Reformhttps://act.everytown.org/sign/Senate_Justice_in_Policing_Act_2021/?source=etno_action&refcode=etno_action&utm_source=etno_action&utm_medium=o&utm_campaign=actionBrand Ambassador Sign Up Formhttps://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSelH0p5KWISaHaBI5-9nKSUItlY_eXiEmvsudpJIcRjKhfgyA/viewformShannon's Baylor Discrimination Petition https://www.change.org/p/baylor-university-baylor-university-lgbtqai-staff-s-partners-deserve-health-care?recruiter=375247984&utm_source=share_petition&utm_medium=facebook&utm_campaign=share_petition&recruited_by_id=b73982e0-538a-11e5-a735-e96dcc8a7c98&utm_content=fht-28264651-en-us%3A1 
01:07:37
April 21, 2021
Intersectionality in Climate Change with Dr. Katharine Wilkinson
OH HEYY, it’s episode two of our climate-focused month and we could not be more excited about this episode. No, like seriously, we are screaming. We had the pleasure of interviewing, Dr. Katharine Wilkinson who wears so many hats in the climate realm that we’d have to build a closet just to store them all. To give you a glimpse at her role, she is an expert and strategist on how humans can address climate change. She is a New York Times best-selling author (Drawdown: The Most Comprehensive Plan Ever Proposed to Reverse Global Warming), the co-founder of the All We Can Save Project with Dr. Ayana Elizabeth Johnson, and has been named one of 15 “women who will save the world” by Time Magazine. As you can imagine, our conversation touches on a little bit this, and a lotta bit of climate change, with specific attention given to the intersectionality of this massive issue. P.S. Ask us all your questions and give us all your feedback on IG @girlandthegovthepodcast or via email at info@girlandthegov.com!Katherine --> https://www.allwecansave.earth/https://www.drawdown.org/https://www.amazon.com/Drawdown-Comprehensive-Proposed-Reverse-Warming/dp/0143130447/https://www.ted.com/talks/katharine_wilkinson_how_empowering_women_and_girls_can_help_stop_global_warmingJUSTICE FOR DAUNTE --> https://justice4dauntewright.carrd.co/Brand Ambassador Program --> https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSelH0p5KWISaHaBI5-9nKSUItlY_eXiEmvsudpJIcRjKhfgyA/viewform?usp=sf_link
01:03:01
April 14, 2021
Climate Change: The Basics with Aaron Burgess, Director of Climate Policy at Tom Steyer PAC
April showers bring May flowers and we certainly hope this philosophy translates to climate change, which is why we’re covering the issue all month long. This episode, the first in the series, is set to equip you with the basics of climate change through the lens of Aaron Burgess, Director of Climate Policy at Tom Steyer PAC. An expert and policy maven in the field, Aaron’s work and insights offer a foundational knowledge on everything from defining climate change to understanding big-name policies like the Paris Climate Agreement. His skill at explaining this complex topic is top-notch and can be credited to his time as a teacher back in the day (shoutout to all teachers being rockstars). Listen in and learn with us as we start this climate journey. P.S. Ask us all your questions and give us all your feedback on IG @girlandthegovthepodcast or via email at info@girlandthegov.com!Links: https://www.tomsteyer.com/meet-tom/https://www.linkedin.com/in/aaronatb/ 
01:02:53
April 07, 2021
Healthcare in a COVID-19 World with Vice Admiral (Ret.) Rocky Bono, MD
Military healthcare in the United States is more complicated than a love triangle on the Bachelor. It’s layered, it’s nuanced, and it takes a true expert in chaos and crisis to shed light on how healthcare and the military intersect. Cue, Vice Admiral (Ret.) Dr. Rocky Bono, MD, the first woman surgeon in the military to hold the rank of Vice Admiral, the first female three-star admiral in the medical field in the history of the U.S. Navy, as well as the first Asian-American woman promoted to Vice Admiral. In our conversation this week, the former CEO and director of the Defense Health Agency (DHA) provided us the ins-and-the-outs of how this system works, and how she worked to streamline healthcare across the branches of the U.S. military. Dr. Bono also gave pause to her work on WA Governor Jay Inslee’s COVID-19 Response Team, sharing details on and illuminating the behind-the-scenes work done by states during the early days of the pandemic. A truly stacked episode, with a look at two massive pieces of today’s healthcare puzzle, this one is an absolute can’t miss. P.S. Ask us all your questions and give us all your feedback on IG @girlandthegovthepodcast or via email at info@girlandthegov.com!Links:https://solelysisterhood.com/https://sternspeakers.com/speakers/raquel-bono/https://anti-asianviolenceresources.carrd.co/
01:07:13
March 31, 2021
What is foreign aid? with Clint Borgen, Founder of the Borgen Project
Something that’s foreign to most -- foreign aid -- became a bit more familiar to us this week. And how exactly did that happen? Through our conversation with Clint Borgen, the founder of the Borgen Project of course! The founder of the campaign to address global poverty is well-versed in what foreign aid is, how it's distributed, and the many forms it can come in, and his knowledge surely shone in this conversation. Insights were also shared as it relates to the US’s role in foreign aid, as well as other countries. We also cover everything from the March Madness tea, D.C. statehood, the Biden border crisis, the California Newsom recall efforts, and how to take action against gun violence. P.S. Ask us all your questions and give us all your feedback on IG @girlandthegovthepodcast or via email at info@girlandthegov.com!Action Items for Gun Reform:Follow and support --> @marchforourlives, @studentsdemand, @momsdemand, @everytownTELL YOUR SENATORS TO TAKE ACTION ON BACKGROUND CHECKS - TEXT 'CHECKS' TO 644-33 OR VISIT https://act.everytown.org/sign/Senate_background_checks_2021/Links:https://solelysisterhood.com/https://www.getactingpeople.com/https://borgenproject.org/
01:00:39
March 24, 2021
What is HR1!? with Nathalia Ramos, Content Producer for Berggruen Institute & Founder of Whole Bunch Media
Is it us or do the names of bills and acts often sound like super-secret spy codes? Like legit should we go get a walky-talky and take it from there? Well, the case is no different for HR1, which is  better known as the ‘For the People Act’ -- and, to make it super confusing, it’s also commonly referred to as the ‘voting rights act.’ With three names and a million and more details to digest, we brought on Nathalia Ramos to dissect and discuss what the bill entails. Through our conversation, Nathalia who wears many hats, including a role as a content producer for think tank, the Berggruen Institute and as the Founder of Whole Bunch Media, we learned what’s in the bill, why it’s important, and its future in the Senate. Oh, and we finally defined gerrymandering. P.S. Ask us all your questions and give us all your feedback on IG @girlandthegovthepodcast or via email at info@girlandthegov.com!P.P.S. TAKE EASY ACTION ON HR1 NOW HERE: https://www.headcount.org/forthepeopleact/Links:https://solelysisterhood.com/https://www.getactingpeople.com/https://www.nathaliaramos.com/homeschool/hr1https://www.instagram.com/nathaliaramos/https://www.nathaliaramos.com/
01:00:08
March 17, 2021
Affordable Housing 101 with State Representative Madinah Wilson-Anton, DE-D26
When we say that this week’s guest is an absolute BOSS, it’s truly the understatement of the century. Like, literally. Our guest, State Representative Madinah Wilson-Anton (DE-D26) is a trailblazer in politics and has insights for days -- yes, somehow we condensed days into a digestible show that’s under two hours long. Speaking of insights, in this episode we discussed the issue of affordable housing and its many facets. Starting at its base, Representative Wilson-Anton helped us define the concepts of eviction, tenants' bill of rights, and more.  Our conversation stretches beyond the basics as well and touches the directionality of where this issue has gone and where it may go.P.S. Ask us all your questions and give us all your feedback on IG @girlandthegovthepodcast or via email at info@girlandthegov.com!Links:https://solelysisterhood.com/ GIRLANDTHEGOV15https://www.getactingpeople.com/https://www.instagram.com/madinahforde/
01:01:21
March 10, 2021
Universal Basic Income and Direct Cash Relief with Greg Nasif, Press Secretary & Chief Spokesman with Humanity Forward
We’re millennials and we will absolutely come up with a slang word for anything and everything, including stimulus checks. Cue, the ‘stimi.’ Cute, right? Cuter if you actually received it, which Maddie has yet to. We’d tweet about it, but we thought it would be better to talk solutions with Greg Nasif, Press Secretary & Chief Spokesman with Humanity Forward. Sharing resources on what to do in cases like these, Greg provided needed insights. In addition, we got the 411 on the mission of Humanity Forward and its push for direct cash relief and universal basic income. What is direct cash relief? What is universal basic income? And, what does it have to do with politics? You’ll just have to listen to find out. Links:https://movehumanityforward.com/https://www.getactingpeople.com/ https://solelysisterhood.com/ CODE: GIRLANDGOV15 for 15% off your order!https://soulnation.com/  CODE: GIRLANDTHEGOV for 10% off your order!
59:01
March 03, 2021
When Finance Meets Politics with Delano Saporu, Founder of New Street Advisors
It’s 10pm, do you know what the SEC is? If you don’t, that’s a-okay because this week our guest, Delano Saporu, Founder of New Street Advisors walked us through the basics of Wall Street finance and connected the dots with us to politics (ahem, SEC). The regular CNBC and Fox Business contributor gave us the lay of the land and the vocab to not only get a better grasp on the intersectionality between politics and finance, but to help us (and you) get up to speed on the basics, like ‘what is the difference between a stock and a bond.’ We also chatted with Delano about his podcast, Your Money, Your Life Podcast, which has become a go-to resource for improving our financial literacy. Check it out via Apple Podcasts and Spotify Podcasts. Affiliates:https://www.patreon.com/m/5628126/postshttps://soulnation.com/ CODE: GIRLANDTHEGOV for 10% off your order!Delano:https://newstreetadvisorsgroup.com/https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/your-money-your-life-with-delano-saporu/id1496824412?uo=4Texas:https://www.houstonfoodbank.org/https://feedthepeopledallas.com/
54:50
February 24, 2021
The Congressional Black Caucus and Veterans Affairs with Former Executive Director of the CBC, Abdul Henderson
We’re super excited about this episode and not just because we have another Tom Steyer for Prez alumni tap. We’re excited for about five million reasons, but especially because in this episode we tackle two topics we have yet to touch. Yep, that’s right, we are scratching new surfaces this week. Helping us do so, our amazing guest, Abdul Henderson, who is both the former Executive Director of the Congressional Black Caucus, the former Director of International Affairs at the Department of Veterans Affairs, a former Chief of Staff and so much more, enlisted his vast experience to help us understand these critical government institutions and organizations. In our conversation, we define caucuses at their base and work our way up to the magic of the Congressional Black Caucus itself. We also, and importantly, dive into the operations of the Department of Veterans Affairs, peeling back what often seems like many mysterious layers, to get an understanding of what the department does and how it achieves its policy goals. Links:https://www.patreon.com/m/5628126/postshttps://soulnation.com/ discount code: GIRLANDTHEGOV
01:07:46
February 17, 2021
The 411 on Voter Suppression with Brandon Upson, Founder of Amplify Action
It’s Wednesday and you know what that means? An amazing episode with a very special guest - Brandon Upson, Founder of Amplify Action. We had the honor of chatting with this Tom Steyer campaign alum (he was the National Organizing Director) and civic engagement genius who shared with us the innovative techniques his organization is bringing to the South to get out the vote. We’ll give you one hint before we tell you to just hit play already - restaurants aren’t the only ones using QR codes these days. We also hit all of the important ‘stupid’ questions, outlining what voter suppression is (and its backstory), voter disenfranchisement, voter purges, and more. We’ll leave it at this - this episode is a can’t miss.SHOP:https://soulnation.com/10% off your purchase with code GIRLANDTHEGOVENGAGE:https://www.ampourvote.com/https://www.patreon.com/m/5628126/posts
40:35
February 10, 2021
Photo I.D. Access and Voter I.D. Laws with Kat Calvin, Co-Founder & CEO of Project ID Action Fund
First, let us apologize for opening this episode talking about hot dogs… BUT beep, beep absolute icon coming through! That’s right this episode we were honored to speak with Kat Calvin, Co-Founder & CEO of Project ID Action Fund (and Founder and Executive Director of Spread The Vote), who, through her incredible work, has been honored as a TIME Magazine 16 People and Groups Fighting for a More Equal America, a 2018 Fast Company 100 Most Creative People in Business, and has been a Business Insider 30 Under 30. This lawyer, activist, and full-time badass spent the episode cracking us up and informing us on an issue we admit, we knew very little about. That issue? Identification politics and policy. When we say identification politics, we don’t mean the concept of selecting a party or opinion based on one’s background, we mean the politics of living in the United States with or without formal, government identification. Complex and nuanced, this topic and its relation to the mission set forth by Project ID Action Fund take center stage.P.S. Kat is also the co-host of an amazing podcast as well - Vote! The Podcast. Check it out as they gear up for season 2. Links:https://www.katcalvin.com/https://vote-the-podcast.simplecast.com/https://www.patreon.com/m/5628126/posts
58:32
February 03, 2021
Police Reform & Ranked Choice Voting with Candidate for NYC Mayor, Dianne Morales
Sammy loves to call this change to the ‘voting machine’ the political version of the sorority rush. It’s called Ranked Choice Voting and when you hear how it works, she’s pretty sure you’ll agree (Maddie has rolled her eyes about ten times at this description, but is going along with it.) Either way, this episode dives into what it is and how it works with a candidate whose very race will be using Ranked Choice Voting. That candidate is Dianne Morales who is running for NYC Mayor. Providing the landscape on this change, as well as criminal justice reform on a local and national level, this episode is filled with need-to-know info and important convos.P.S. Dianne has the best TikTok in town. Check it out. We’re obsessed. P.P.S. to catch up on all of Prez Biden's executive orders check out: https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/white-house/here-s-full-list-biden-s-executive-actions-so-far-n1255564 Links:https://www.dianne.nyc/https://www.instagram.com/dianne4nyc/https://www.tiktok.com/@dianne4nyc
58:55
January 27, 2021
Biden Harris Inauguration, Public Higher Education, Sex Work & more with Elisa Crespo Candidate for NYC Council District 15
Good morning sunshines, it’s INAUGURATION DAY! It’s been a journey, but here we are. Like literally, mama we made it. We’re amped to usher this day and new administration in, but we’re also amped about the elections that are still going on. Yep - that’s right, 2021 has elections too. At the top of the list is the special election for NYC Council District 15 (Bronx), for which Elisa Crespo is a candidate. We had the honor of chatting with Elisa about this special election, the concept as a whole, and her platform. Of course, we dove deep into other topics as well, covering public higher education, sex work and its legalization, in addition to healthcare. Listen-in and get up to speed on these issues and Elisa’s platform ahead of the March 23 race date.Links:https://www.instagram.com/elisacresponyc/https://www.elisacrespo.com/http://www.honeydewmepodcast.com/ 
57:09
January 20, 2021
The Capitol Insurrection, Affordable Housing, & Food Security with Emerita Torres, State Committee-85 AD
Before we dive into the pertinent topics of affordable housing and food security, we had to weigh in on the insane week we've had after the insurrection on our nation's capitol. We break down what happened on that grim day, call out Republican hypocrisy and petty B.S., and explain what has been happening since with the unprecedented calls for impeachment, expulsions, and the 25th amendment. But we digress because we love a good stupid question, and let us tell you our guest Emerita Torres, State Committee-85 AD had to field quite a few from us. We covered what a State Committee is - different from a legislative committee BTW, how it works, and what it does. Then, we sat there in awe. After we got it together, we talked through even more important topics like affordable housing and food security. We learned a lot and can’t wait for you all to learn more too. Links:https://whedco.org/community-development/planning-advocacy/https://www.instagram.com/eastbronxdems/https://www.instagram.com/emeritatorresny/
58:41
January 13, 2021
LGBTQA+ Policy, Healthcare, and Activism with Representative Brianna Titone, CO-HD27
We’re here in 2021 and we’re here with one super amazing guest that we can’t wait for you all to meet. For our very first episode of the year, we ‘sat’ down (okay we recorded virtually, whatever) with Representative Brianna Titone, CO-HD27 who is not only a badass woman in politics but the first openly transgender state legislator elected in Colorado and the 4th elected in the United States. Accomplished, to say the least, Brianna educated us (and now you) on LGBTQA+ related policy as a whole in the United States, as well as in Colorado. Through our conversation, we touch on healthcare and activism, along with laws (hello policy) that are making positive change. P.S. We also chatted through Maddie’s new crush. We’ll give you a hint, he lives in Georgia. Links:https://www.briannaforco.com/https://www.instagram.com/briannaforcolorado/
01:02:53
January 06, 2021
ADIOS 2020!!!!!
Trigger warning! This 2020 recap will indeed be recapping 2020 and bringing us ALL the top headlines of this year... the good, the BAD, and the very UGLY. As scary as that sounds... we found it pretty mind-blowing to go over this movie of a year we just experienced (and say WE DID THAT) so join us on our last episode of the year! 2020 brought a lot of heartbreak but also brought you this lovely pod so come celebrate with us! We also talk about the biggest political lessons we all learned this year, how to take them into 2021 and beyond, and of course, wrap up with some classic superlatives. See what politician takes home biggest flirt, cutest couple, and more! Then we will be seeing you in 2021! 🎉🤩P.S. for listeners, we’re offering an exclusive offer with our partner Social Goods. Go to https://www.social-goods.com/ and use the code GIRLANDTHEGOV15 at checkout to receive 15 percent off your purchase. One code use per customer. Also, don't forget about the Georgia Runoff!! Get involved here: https://newgeorgiaproject.org/
55:48
December 30, 2020
How to Talk Politics with Your Family with Melissa Pennica, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Toodles to taboos, specifically the taboo that is having conversations with friends and family about politics. Often a touchy subject, and amongst those (heyy, the religion you’re in the mix too!), that lights a match to many a fire when it comes to conversations around the dinner table, politics has a reputation for sowing division. But what if it's just the way we’ve always approached these conversations? Could it be that we’ve been dipping into the wrong toolbox to operate these conversations productively? We explore this topic on this very special episode with Melissa Pennica, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Senior Therapist, and Clinical Supervisor, who helps us (and now you) understand how to navigate political conversations with everyone and their crazy uncle. A must listen to before you sled into the holiday or zoom there in style, this episode will give you the tools you need to create unity and renew connection on a topic that should no longer be taboo. P.S. for listeners, we’re offering an exclusive offer with our partner Social Goods. Go to https://www.social-goods.com/ and use the code GIRLANDTHEGOV15 at checkout to receive 15 percent off your purchase. One code use per customer. Also, don't forget about the Georgia Runoff!! Get involved here: https://newgeorgiaproject.org/
01:11:02
December 23, 2020
Women's Suffrage & The 19th Amendment with Lynn and Ellen from She Votes! Podcast
Happy birthday to you, haaaaaappy birthday to 100 years of suffrage! Get your party hats on and your earbuds in place, because we have quite the celebration for your ears on this fine Wednesday. In honor of 100 years of suffrage (translation: the passing of the 19th amendment affording women the right to vote), we brought on two very special guests - the hosts of She Votes! Podcast, award-winning ABC News journalist, Lynn Sherr and Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, Ellen Goodman - to walk us through the history of the women’s vote. We get right to it and give you the 411 on all-things women x voting. Important background for you, me, and everyone else, you won’t want to miss this tea-laden episode. P.S. for listeners, we’re offering an exclusive offer with our partner Social Goods. Go to https://www.social-goods.com/ and use the code GIRLANDTHEGOV15 at checkout to receive 15 percent off your purchase. One code use per customer. Links:https://www.shevotespodcast.com/https://newgeorgiaproject.org/
45:46
December 16, 2020
What is a PAC?! with Mom’s in Office Founder Simona Grace
We solve so many mysteries at Girl and the Gov, The Podcast that might start calling ourselves the Nancy Drew crew. This week we brought our eye for investigation and unveiling the mysteries at the very core of politics today, by exploring what a PAC (Political Action Committee) is. Not just a fun abbreviation, a PAC has some serious sway in politics today. Because let’s be real, it's about the money honey. So, we brought on an expert in the field, the Founder of Moms in Office, a PAC that supports and funds mom’s running for office, Simona Grace. Sharing the back story on what a PAC is and how they operate, as well as shedding light on common q’s around the concept of ‘dark money,’ Simona gave us the full rundown. Take a listen, subscribe, rate, and review. P.S. We also played matchmaker with a few top politicians. Listen in to find who we think should have a happily ever after.P.P.S. for listeners, we’re offering an exclusive offer with our partner Social Goods. Go to https://www.social-goods.com/ and use the code GIRLANDTHEGOV15 at checkout to receive 15 percent off your purchase. One code use per customer. Links:https://www.social-goods.com/https://newgeorgiaproject.org/https://momsinoffice.org/the-pac
01:00:59
December 09, 2020
State Gov & Accountability in Politics with NYS Senator Alessandra Biaggi
Let’s set the scene. You’re back in middle school and your friend Karen gets caught cheating on the social studies test (classic, Karen). What happens? The teacher, principal, and perhaps even Karen’s parents, hold Karen accountable for her actions and she is given an F on the test. Ouch. The process seems seamless though, right? An action associated with a result. That’s accountability. So how does this work in the political realm? Does it? And if it does work, how is accountability operated? We’ll give you a little hint - committees are a part of this puzzle. We discussed accountability at length with NYS Senator Alessandra Biaggi, as well as defined terms within the conversation such as committees. Take a listen and let us know what you learned by sliding into our DM’s @girlandthegovthepodcast. Don’t forget to subscribe, rate, and review too. Links: Georgia Run-Off Phone Bank https://www.mobilize.us/mobilize/event/362350/ Georgia Run-Off Text Bank https://events.democrats.org/event/266164/https://www.nysenate.gov/senators/alessandra-biaggi
58:11
December 02, 2020
Wtf is the Electoral College?! with Emily Conrad, Author of "The Faithless?: The Untold Story of the Electoral College"
Every four years two words are uttered more than Kanye says “I love Kanye” on a daily basis. Those two words are ‘Electoral College.’ Okay, excuse us, two words doesn’t quite capture this correctly - this TERM is mentioned ad nauseam every four years. Regardless of the syntax, does anyone know what the Electoral College is? Bueller, Bueller. Yea didn’t think so, despite it having a leading role in Presidential elections. Cue, Emily Conrad, Author of 'The Faithless? The Untold Story of the Electoral College' who joined us to define the term and get to know how it works. We asked a ton of stupid questions so that you don’t have to. Subscribe, rate, review, and purchase Emily’s book below. Links:https://www.amazon.com/Faithless-Untold-Story-Electoral-College/dp/1735038407**Or order it through your local bookstore -- New Yorker’s, try McNally’s. 
48:06
November 24, 2020
Electing Women & 2020 Election "Firsts" with Eleanor's Legacy President Brette McSweeney
If there’s one word that describes this past election, it’s chaos. Seriously, it seems as though there’s a new avenue or news update to unpack just about every 30 seconds. What’s perhaps most frustrating about this -- outside of the amount of screen time our Iphones are mocking us for -- is that election firsts aren’t getting their moment in the spotlight. From the election of Cori Bush (MO) to Sarah McBride (DE), there’s much to celebrate and, dare we say unpack in a positive light? So, we did just that with President of Eleanor's Legacy,  Brette McSweeney. We chatted ‘firsts,’ and their relation to the mission of Eleanor’s Legacy, and then, even dove into the classic confusion that are ‘political endorsements.’ We covered a lot in this can’t miss, must-download, rate, review, and subscribe-worthy episode.  Links:https://www.eleanorslegacy.com/ 
43:43
November 18, 2020
Election Reflection & The Georgia Runoffs
Oh, hey there? Are you noticing our post-election day glow? Are you ready for us to tell you about our skincare routines? We kid, but in our first solo (sans guest) episode, we take a moment to reflect and discuss the results of the Presidential election, the future of the Georgia Senate races, and even give a voice to the meme-maker of the week, Four Seasons Landscaping. Pop in your pods and take a listen to our hot takes and what we have planned for the next few episodes -- spoiler alert: super awesome guests. P.S. don’t forget to subscribe, rate, and review. Georgia x Register to Vote:https://georgia.gov/register-to-votehttps://www.mvp.sos.ga.gov/MVP/mvp.do
38:34
November 11, 2020
Post-Election 411 with LMU Professor and Associate Chair of Political Science, Richard Fox
Wait, wait, election day has come and gone? Yea, we can’t believe it either. But like they say, it’s not ‘til the fat lady sings and that’s certainly the case with this Presidential election. There are many MANY questions that we have related to what is happening with regards to the outcome and we had a chance to run them by a professional, Loyola Marymount University Professor and Associate Chair of Political Science and International Relations, Richard Fox. In this episode, the third in our special election series, we get the scoop on swing states, the path to 270, and what we can expect to see in the coming days from both sides of the aisle. Listen-in to learn more and subscribe to stay informed.Going to protest? Know your rights:https://www.aclu.org/know-your-rights/protesters-rights/Buy Professor Fox’s Book:https://www.amazon.com/Running-Office-Americans-Turned-Politics/dp/0199397651%3FSubscriptionId%3DAKIAJGYQBXXGETPQMZBA%26tag%3Dspeakerfile-20%26linkCode%3Dsp1%26camp%3D2025%26creative%3D165953%26creativeASIN%3D0199397651
49:22
November 05, 2020
Election Series Part 2 with Briana Megid, Deputy Press Secretary at NextGen America
We’re ONE day away from the election and we want to make sure YOU are ready to vote. Honestly, we live for it. Pop in your headphones and take a listen to the 1 step, 2 steps to voting tomorrow. We run through key questions like what you can wear to the polls, what forms of identification you might need, and more with the Deputy Press Secretary of NextGen America, Briana Megid. Naturally, we also dove into hot topics like the polls and what they mean for the election’s potential outcome and the importance of the Senate. Don’t miss out, listen, and subscribe. Links:https://www.knowyourvote.io/https://nextgenamerica.org/https://iwillvote.com/ https://votewithme.us/
01:02:28
November 02, 2020
Election Series Part 1 with Heather Hargreaves, Tom Steyer 2020 Campaign Manager
We’ve been talking about this countdown for what seems like a century, but it’s finally here -- the final days until election day. With that, we’re bringing you a three-part series dedicated to, well you guessed it, the election. Naturally, we’re starting things off with a bit of political gossip (sorry not sorry) and then get into the meat and potatoes of what we can expect to see in this next week with former Campaign Manager for Tom Steyer’s Presidential bid, Heather Hargreaves. From election interference to the impact (or lack thereof ) of President Trump’s exit stage left from his 60 minutes interview, we cover it all.P.S. don’t forget to make your voter plan today, starting with checking on your polling place via headcount.org: https://www.headcount.org/
46:19
October 28, 2020
RBG and The Supreme Court with Olayemi Olurin, Staff Attorney for the Legal Aid Society
 Did someone say supreme...court? Yes, that’s right, we’re talking about that leading institution within the judicial branch of government, not the brand (don’t worry we can talk about fashun at some point too). In this episode, we chat with Staff Attorney for the Legal Aid Society, Olayemi Olurin about the Supreme Court from top to bottom, hitting on all of our ‘stupid’ questions, defining key vocab, and of course, getting to the bottom of the current Supreme Court nomination hearings involving the one, the only, Amy Coney Barrett. Don’t worry, in this jam-packed episode, we also give the notorious RBG her day in court as well. Legal Aid Society: https://www.legalaidnyc.org/Black Attorneys of Legal Aid: http://www.nlada.org/black-public-defender-associationNational Lawyers Guild NYC: https://nlgnyc.org/ACLU: https://www.aclu.org/
59:36
October 21, 2020
State Government with Michelle Hinchey, New York State Senate Candidate
Ring the alarm, our fourth episode is here and let us tell you, it’s a must-listen for those that are stumped by the following two words -- state government. A lesson in state government basics, as told to us by New York State Senate Candidate, Michelle Hinchey (District 46), the episode will get you up to speed on what you need to know and where you need to go to get more involved in politics at the state level. Naturally, we dive into an array or rants, and maybe a few tangents, but most importantly, we cover the waterfront on the barriers women candidates face, how to build a campaign, and of course, what the role of a state senator is. Listen, rate, review, subscribe. https://hincheyforny.com/
01:05:58
October 14, 2020
Local Politics with Shaeleigh Severino, Candidate for New York City Council, District 32
Episode three has arrived with an in-depth look at the often-neglected world of local and city governments. Through the lens of Shaeleigh Severino,  a Candidate for New York City Council District 32,  we peel back the layers of city government, how it works and why, and even dabble into the topic of term limits. Of course, our conversation touches on how change can be achieved when you (yes, you) interact with local government, with Shaeleigh leading the charge at the age of 21. Talk about breaking down barriers.  Hit play to learn about how to make real change in your communities. P.S. check out Shaeleigh’s campaign at https://www.severinoforcitycouncil.com/.
55:50
October 07, 2020
Getting to Know Your Ballot with CEO & Founder of KnowYourVote, Selena Strandberg
We got the party started in our very first episode where we were joined by CEO and Founder of KnowYourVote, Selena Strandberg. In the episode, we got the scoop on the new KnowYourVote platform, which aims to equip voters with nonpartisan information on candidates across the ballot. We hit on all the hot topics, from candidate deets, to what is on your ballot, to news literacy, to mail-in voting, and even to what snacks to bring in line with you when you vote. Check out KnowYourVote at https://www.knowyourvote.io/ and sign up today to know who you’re voting for and where they stand when you hit the polls. For the voter protection hotline check out https://866ourvote.org/ or save 866-OUR-VOTE in your phone to protect yourself and anyone else from voter suppression if/when you go vote in person. For early voting information, you can visit https://www.vote.org/early-voting-calendar/.
01:07:56
September 30, 2020
The Youth Vote with NextGen America, Arizona Press Secretary, Kristi Johnston
Our second episode with NextGen America’s Arizona Press Secretary, Kristi Johnston is a must-listen as we inch closer to election day. We dive into NextGen’s mission to get the youth vote out in record numbers and all of the strategies they have in place to make the magic happen. We also learn about what has stopped young voters from turning out in the past and how we can move the needle on this dilemma going forward. As mentioned in the episode, here are your resources to take action today, https://nextgenamerica.org/vote/ & https://nextgenamerica.org/volunteer/. 
01:05:17
September 30, 2020