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The Electorette: A new podcast about politics, intersectionality and feminism. The Electorette features interviews and conversations with the women leading the resistance. They are passionate about equality, voting rights, climate change, access to healthcare & reproductive rights and all issuesRead more

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So, What Happened in Virginia? Political Strategist Atima Omara on Why Democrats Lost in VA Recent Election

Nov 22 • 41:05

Political Strategist, Atima Omara discusses the recent democratic losses in Virginia, including the gubernatorial race between political veteran, and former VA governor Terry McAuliffe, and political newcomer, Republican Glenn Youngkin. What could Democrats have done differently? What role did the Critical Race Theory debate have on the election outcome? And were Democrats...

The Pathway to Citizenship with Greisa Martinez Rosas

Nov 8 • 17:46

Greisa Martinez Rosas, the Deputy Executive Director at United We Dream, the largest immigrant youth-led community in the country, discusses legislation for a pathway to citizenship for immigrants, and DACA recipients, and whether a pathway to citizenship will finally pass under President Biden's Build Back Better agenda....

A Field Guide to White Supremacy: What is White Supremacy? A Conversation with Kathleen Belew

Oct 25 • 34:37

Kathleen Belew discusses her "There Are No Lone Wolves: The White Power Movement at War," from her new book, "A Field Guide to White Supremacy." She explains what white supremacy is, and how it differs from racism, white nationalism, and white power movements. She also discusses how the narrative and public discourse around violence white nationalist, and racist events hel...

Expanding the Supreme Court, a Discussion with Meagan Hatcher-Mays of Indivisible.org

Oct 18 • 33:55

Meagan Hatcher-Mays, attorney, and director of democracy policy at Indivisible.org, discusses the process of expanding the Supreme Court as a remedy to its current make-up which heavily favors conservatives. We also discuss the history of court expansion, the popularity of the current proposal to expand the Supreme Court in Congress, and Biden's commission that was formed ...

Shifting Power by Turning State Legislatures Blue with Gaby Goldstein

Oct 11 • 31:56

Gaby Goldstein, cofounder of The Sister District Project, discusses the history of how Republicans gained majorities in state legislatures, and the ways in which they've used that power to shrink rights, including voting rights., and reproductive rights. She also provides some practical solutions for Democrats to begin to win over majorities in state legislatures, starting...

Activists, Voting Rights Advocate, and Candidate for Congress, Maya Contreras

Oct 5 • 39:04

Maya Contreras is an activist, a voting rights advocate, and now she's running for Congress in New York's 12th District. Maya was one of the very first guests on The Electorette, and has always been passionate about legislation that works for everyday working people. We talk about what drove her to run for office, and why she chose to primary a sitting Democratic incumbent...

Until I Am Free: Fannie Lou Hamer's Enduring Message to America with Dr. Keisha Blain

Oct 4 • 26:57

Historian and author of the prize winning book "Set the World on Fire," and co-editor of the New York Times bestseller, "Four Hundred Souls," Dr. Keisha Blain discusses her latest book, "Until I Am Free: Fannie Lou Hamer's Enduring Message to America" which explores the extraordinary life, and work of civil rights activist Fannie Lou Hamer....

What the Biden Administration Has in Store for Healthcare with Laura Packard

Sep 27 • 27:19

Activist and healthcare advocate, Laura Packard, is the Executive Director of the group Health Care Voter, and the founder of Health Care Voices, a non-profit grassroots organization for adults with serious medical conditions. Laura credits the Affordable Care Act with saving her life while battling Stage 4 Hodgkin Lymphoma; now she helps others use their voices to achieve...

Breaking Down Anti-Choice Legislation & How to Fight Back with Heidi Sieck of #VoteProChoice

Sep 22 • 36:02

Heidi Sieck, the Cofounder and CEO of #VOTEPROCHOICE discusses the extreme anti-choice legislation that's happening at the state level, and gets into the details of the legal, and legislative process behind the latest bills. We also talk about the upcoming Mississippi anti-abortion case that will soon go before the Supreme Court, and provides a list of actionable steps to ...

Just Get on the Pill: The Uneven Burden of Reproductive Politics with Dr. Krystale Littlejohn

Sep 20 • 35:46

Dr. Krystale Littlejohn discusses her book "Just Get on the Pill: The Uneven Burden of Reproductive Politics," which argues that the burden placed on people who give birth is unequal, and that they are held accountable for preventing and resolving pregnancies in gender-constrained ways. We discuss how this is a reproductive justice issue, and that balancing the responsibil...

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