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We the (Young) People

We the (Young) People

By YEO Network
We The (Young) People is the YEO Network’s podcast where we nerd out about policy and legislative accomplishments with YEOs across the country. In each monthly episode of We The (Young) People, you’ll hear about a specific policy that a YEO has introduced to their legislative body. We interview a diverse group of elected officials and pick their brains about how they created these policies and how you can too! Strategies for winning policy fights are also par for the course. Join us once a month and learn about the difference that Young Elected Officials are making in their communities.
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EPISODE 10: Election Security with Josh Maxwell
In the November 2020 edition of We the (Young) People, Alana and Michelle interview Chester County, PA Commissioner Josh Maxwell, who discusses his thoughts and actions relating to election security, especially in the context of a global pandemic and allegations of voter fraud. Michelle imparts some YEO-provided advice to our audience about how to celebrate even in times of uncertainty and tragedy.
25:26
February 9, 2021
EPISODE 9: Pride with Phillipe Cunningham
In the June 2020 edition of We the (Young) People, Alana and Michelle interview Minneapolis, MN Councilmember Phillipe Cunningham, who discusses his thoughts and actions relating to LGBTQ+ pride, especially in the context of what pride means for people of color. Michelle imparts some YEO-provided advice to our audience about self-care tips to try during the pandemic.
27:05
January 27, 2021
EPISODE 8: SCOTUS with Felix Rivera
In the October 2020 edition of We the (Young) People, Alana and Michelle interview Anchorage, AK Councilmember Felix Rivera, who discusses his thoughts and actions relating to the passage of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and the nomination and confirmation of Justice Amy Coney Barrett. in honor of spooky season, Michelle imparts some YEO-provided advice to our audience about how to cope with scary or intimating challenges in their careers.
17:42
January 21, 2021
EPISODE 7: USPS with Brendan Boyle
In the September 2020 edition of We the (Young) People, Alana and Michelle interview Pennsylvania Congressman Brendan F. Boyle, who discusses his thoughts and actions relating to the recent efforts to undermine and defund the United States Postal Service . Michelle imparts some YEO-provided advice to our audience about how to sustain personal relationships in these trying times.
30:14
December 21, 2020
EPISODE 6: Justice in Policing with Raaheela Ahmed
In the July 2020 edition of We the (Young) People, Alana and Michelle interview Prince George's County School Board Member Raaheela Ahmed, who discusses her thoughts and actions in the wake of the murders of George Floyd and other unarmed young Black men and women, and discusses her work to remove police officers from schools. Michelle imparts some YEO-provided advice to our audience about the importance of taking breaks. Next month, we'll be discussing policy relating to going back to school in the wake of COVID-19 and advice about dealing with constituents worried about going back-to-school and how to navigate this new world. Please send us any suggestions you may have for these topics if you have any insight. Thanks!
17:30
October 28, 2020
EPISODE 5: Coronavirus Pandemic with Shevrin Jones
In the April 2020 edition of We the (Young) People, Alana and Michelle interview Florida State Representative for the 101st District Shevrin Jones, who discusses his actions relating to the coronavirus, and his on a letter to Governor DeSantis on eviction and utility shutoffs amid the pandemic. Michelle imparts some YEO-provided advice to our audience about how to survive life in quarantine and working from home. Next month, we'll be discussing policy relating to the undermining and defunding of the United States Postal Service, and advice about maintaining personal relationships in these difficult times for our YEOs. Please send us any suggestions you may have for these topics if you have any insight. Thanks!
19:03
October 13, 2020
EPISODE 4: Back-to-School in the Wake of COVID-19 with Devin Del Palacio
In the August 2020 edition of We the (Young) People, Alana and Michelle interview Tolleson, AZ School Board Member Devin Del Palacio, who discusses his actions relating to his school district's reopening plans amid the coronavirus, and his work as Chairman of the National Black Council of School Board Members . Michelle imparts some YEO-provided advice to our audience about how to deal with constituent concerns surrounding reopening our schools. Next month, we'll be discussing policy relating to the undermining and defunding of the United States Postal Service, and advice about maintaining personal relationships in these difficult times for our YEOs. Please send us any suggestions you may have for these topics if you have any insight. Thanks!
30:58
September 17, 2020
EPISODE 3: Women's History Month with Councilwoman Candice Quarles
In the March 2020 edition of We the (Young) People, Alana and Michelle interview DeSoto, TX City Councilwoman Candice Quarles, who discusses her paid family leave policy and what it's like being a woman policymaker in America today. Michelle imparts some YEO-provided advice to our audience about social media interactions with constituents. Reminders: please send us the 5-10 bills you're most proud of for our upcoming Policy Exchange Database! Email abyrd@pfaw.org. Next month, we'll be discussing coronavirus-related policy, and working-from-home-related advice for our YEOs. Please send us any suggestions you may have for these topics if you have any insight. Thanks!
23:09
April 29, 2020
EPISODE 2: Black History Month with Judge Greg Scott
In the February 2020 edition of We the (Young) People, Alana and Michelle interview Montgomery County, PA Magisterial Court Judge Greg Scott, who talks about his experiences being a young Black judge and his approach to his job given his identity, and what he's learned about the youth he serves. Michelle imparts some YEO-provided advice to our audience. Reminders: please send us the 5-10 bills you're most proud of for our upcoming Policy Exchange Database! Email abyrd@pfaw.org. Next month, we'll be discussing Women's History Month-related policy, and social media advice for our YEOs. Please send us any suggestions you may have for these topics ASAP. Thanks!
19:29
April 6, 2020
EPISODE 1: Criminal Justice Reform with DC Councilmember Robert White
In the January 2020 edition of We the (Young) People, Alana and Michelle interview Washington, D.C. Councilmember Robert White, who recently introduced a bill to grant voting rights to incarcerated individuals. Councilmember White explains how he came up with the policy and why it's necessary, what the bill does, and his goals and strategies for passing and implementing the legislation. Michelle imparts some YEO-provided advice to our audience. Reminders: please send us the 5-10 bills you're most proud of for our upcoming Policy Exchange Database! Email abyrd@pfaw.org. Next month, we'll be discussing Black History Month-related policy, and healthy living advice for our YEOs. Please send us any suggestions you may have for these topics ASAP. Thanks!
14:37
March 18, 2020