The Electorette Podcast

The Electorette Podcast

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 issues that make a healthy democracy.

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September 13, 2021 42 min
Lala Wu, the Cofounder and Executive Director of Sister District,Lala Wu, the Cofounder and Executive Director of Sister District, an organization focused on building progressive political power via state legislative seats, discusses the outcome of the 2020 Census Data. Additionally, we discuss how the GOP has been able to use the census data over the past decade to build unfair redistricting maps, and use their power in state legi...
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In this two-part episode, Erin Vilardi, the Founder and CEO of the Vote Run Lead, discusses the organization's plans to elect women to the majority of state legislative seats by 2024, with their RUN/51 campaign. In Part 2 of this episode, Rhonda Briggins, Co-Founder, and Board Member of Vote Run Lead, discusses the unique barriers women face when they seek elected office, and how Vote Run Lead trains them to run successful camp...
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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 nonprofit that creates digital infrastructures to build progressive movements. Voter F...
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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 broader context of racial bias in America, as well as, building multi-racial coalitions...
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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 sustainable, long-term change to address his crisis. Comic Relief is also the...
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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 Electorette Episodes https://www.electorette.com/podcast Support the Electorette Rate &a...
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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.electorette.com/podcast Support the Electorette Rate & Review on iTunes: https://ap...
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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. They will tackle everything from pay inequality, gender-based violence, and the chi...
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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 election. More about Florida Rising Listen to All Electorette Episodes https://www....
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March 15, 2021 24 min
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 & Review on iTunes: https://apple.co/2GsfQj4 Support Electorette on Patreon for $...
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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://www.electorette.com/podcast Support the Electorette Rate & Review on iTunes...
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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 labor arrangements. Listen to All Electorette Episodes https://www.electorette....
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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 Justice Listen to All Electorette Episodes https://www.electorette.com/podcast Suppo...
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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 America's allies. Listen to All Electorette Episodes https://www.elec...
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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 Resources Health Care Voices Health Care Voter Listen to All Electorette Episodes h...
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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 fiscal policy to abortion access. Episode Resources A Christian Nationalist Bli...
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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), and how entitlement affects personal relationships. Listen to All El...
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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 system, and of course, the modern day family separation policy escalate...
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December 4, 2020 4 min
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 policed from public spaces. The podcast takes a deep historical dive to uncover past insta...
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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 Kamala Harris's candidacy, and the organization's decision to endorse Senator ...
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