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Tatenda Musapatike, the Founder and CEO of the Voter Formation Project, discusses how they leverage technology, and employ unconventional digital strategies to mobilize voters in underrepresented communities. Before launching the Voter Formation Project, Musapatike was with AnotherAcronym.org (an org we discuss at the beginning of the episode), a n…
 
Janelle Wong is an AAPI Victory Alliance board member and professor of American Studies at the University of Maryland and a core faculty member in its Asian American Studies Program. In this episode, she delves into recent survey results and resulting data around anti-Asian hate incidents, and hate crimes. We also discuss these incidents in the bro…
 
Lorelei Williams, Senior Vice President of Grants Programs for Comic Relief US, a nonprofit organization which uses the power of entertainment to create a more just world, and a world free, discusses America's crisis of child poverty, and food insecurity. We discuss how the American Rescue Plan addresses child poverty, and what's needed to create s…
 
Karen Boykin-Towns, Vice Chairman of the NAACP discusses the goals around racial equity outlined by the NAACP for the Biden/Harris administration. We also discuss how recent events involving police violence, the Derek Chauvin trial, and the death Daunte Wright have elevated the urgency for police reform and police accountability. Listen to All Elec…
 
Jaslin Kaur, candidate for New York City Council District 23, if elected would be the first South Asian person and youngest woman ever elected to the New York City Council. In our conversation, Jaslin explains what drives her leadership, and why she was inspired to run for office in the first place. Listen to All Electorette Episodes https://www.el…
 
Jennifer Klein, the Executive Director, and Co-Chair of the newly formed White House Gender Policy Council discusses the administration's plans to address gender-based inequality. The goal of the Gender Policy Council is to advance a government wide agenda to address systemic factors that have lead to gender-based inequality for women and girls. Th…
 
Andrea Mercado, the Executive Director of Florida Rising, an independent organization working to increase the voting and political power of Florida's black and brown communities, discusses what went wrong for Democrats during the 2020 election cycle, and what they can do to flip the sunshine state Blue during the upcoming midterms, and the 2024 ele…
 
Tiffany Gardner, CEO of Reflect.US, a nonpartisan coalition working to increase the number of women in office, looks back at the 2020 election cycle with an analysis of how women candidates faired at all levels of government. More about Reflect.US Listen to All Electorette Episodes https://www.electorette.com/podcast Support the Electorette Rate & …
 
Lala Wu, the Executive Director of the Sister District Project, discusses how Democrats performed in down ballot, and legislative races in 2020 compared to Republicans, and Sister District's plans to help Democrats win more state races, and gain more power in the next midterm election, in 2024, and beyond. Listen to All Electorette Episodes https:/…
 
Professor Erin Hatton, discusses her book Coerced: Work Under Threat of Punishment, which explores the world of coerced labor; from prisoner laborers, graduate students, welfare workers, and college athletes, these workforce roles are often under-compensated, or aren't compensated at all, and sometimes face punitive consequences if they leave these…
 
Nan Aron, the founder and president of Alliance for Justice, a liberal judicial advocacy group, discusses Trump's judicial legacy, and how the lifetime appointment of conservative judges will affect everything from voting rights to reproductive rights. We also discuss whether Democrats should consider expanding the Supreme Court. Alliance for Justi…
 
Foreign policy expert, Lauren Baer discusses President Biden's foreign policy strategy, and compares his approach to that of Trump's. We focus our discussion on America's relationship with Russia and North Korea, and how President Biden can repair the damage done following four years of the Trump administration's contentious relationships with Amer…
 
Healthcare activist, and cancer survivor Laura Packard discusses how the Affordable Care Act saved her life. She also talks about her fight to keep the ACA intact under the Trump administration, President Biden's executive orders meant to strengthen ACA, and an upcoming Supreme Court decision that just may strike the whole thing down. Episode Resou…
 
Journalist and author, Katherine Stewart, discusses her latest book titled "The Power Worshipers: Inside the Dangerous Rise of Religious Nationalism." We discuss the history of how the religious right became entangled in politics, and how it has masked itself as a social moment, but in reality is a political movement - shaping everything from fisca…
 
Cornell philosopher Kate Manne, author of the groundbreaking book "Down Girl: The Logic of Misogyny," discusses her latest book, "Entitled: How Male Privilege Hurts Women." We discuss male entitlement, and privilege in a range of contexts including the Brett Kavanaugh confirmation hearings, the irrational worldview of incels (involuntary celibate),…
 
Dr. Laura Briggs, author of "How All Politics Became Reproductive Politics," discusses her latest book "Taking Children: A History of American Terror." Briggs chronicles the history of American policy of separating families, including during slavery, our history of trauma inflicted upon Native families, bias drug policy, the American foster care sy…
 
Who owns public space? Although segregation legally ended in 1964 with the passing of the Civil Rights Act, informal policing of public spaces has continued. Recent viral videos where people of color are confronted in public spaces, are only half the story. From parks, to pools, to neighborhoods, to college campuses, people of color are being polic…
 
Glynda Carr, the President & CEO of Higher Heights for America, a national organization building the collective political power and leadership of Black women, discusses the general election results, including several down ballot races won by candidates endorsed by Higher Heights. Carr also discusses the historic nature of Vice President Elect Kamal…
 
Tiffany Gardner, CEO of Reflect.US, a nonpartisan coalition working to increase the number of women in office, discusses how the US fairs in comparison to other countries in relation to women's representation in government. We also discuss the barriers that low-income, working mothers, and single parents face when seeking elected office. More about…
 
Congresswoman Val Demings discusses what's a stake during this election, how she maintains her resolve during this crisis for our democracy, and what she meant during the impeachment hearings when she said that this moment in our history does not scare her. Listen to All Electorette Episodes https://www.electorette.com/podcast Support the Electoret…
 
Shaniqua McClendon, the Political Director for Crooked Media, the media company behind the incredibly popular podcast, Pod Save America, discusses their Vote Save America project. Since launching Vote Save America, they've raised millions of dollars for progressives races and causes, as well as, encouraged tens of thousands of their listeners to vo…
 
Erin Vilardi, founder and CEO of Vote Run Lead, discusses why we don't have parity in terms of women's representation in government, and what her organization is doing about it. We also discuss Erin's predictions for the 2020 election cycle, and whether we will see another wave of women winning their races. Follow & Support Vote Run Lead About Vote…
 
Fatima Goss Graves, the CEO & President of the National Women's Law Center (NWLC), discusses Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's legacy on the Supreme Court, what that legacy meant for women, as well as, a few of Justice Ginsburg's most memorable decisions. We also discuss the current process to replace Justice Ginsburg, and how it reveals the vulnerabil…
 
Representative Deb Haaland discusses Native Women's Equal Pay Day, Vice President Biden's plan for Native communities, including economic development, healthcare expansion, and addressing the epidemic of violence against indigenous women, and girls. Listen to All Episodes https://www.electorette.com/podcast Support the Electorette Rate & Review on …
 
Latosha Brown, the cofounder of Black Voters Matter, gives a virtual masterclass in how to engage, connect with, and excite disenchanted voters. We also discuss voter suppression, Georgia's voter suppression crisis including their massive voter purge, and how they'll be using their Black Voters Matter buses to engage voters for the 2020 election. F…
 
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