Podcast by Tom Moss
200 Demand Democracy: Fighting for the Freedom to Vote
INDIVISIBLE CHICAGO PODCAST SHOW NOTES FOR APRIL 12, 2021
The most pressing issue we are facing the country at this moment is defending our freedom to vote. Forty-three states across the country have introduced legislation intended to strip that freedom from Black and brown voters. And Republicans in Georgia have gone so far as to make it illegal to hand out water to people in line to vote.
On Wednesday, April 7, 2021, Tom Moss and Marj Halperin co-hosted the Indivisible Chicago Alliance educational panel: Demand Democracy: Fighting for the Freedom to Vote -- a discussion about S1, the For the People Act, a sweeping pro-democracy bill that will ensure that ALL Americans are free to vote.
Dan Weiner is deputy director of the Brennan Center’s Election Reform Program, where he helps to lead the Center’s work on money in politics, election security, government ethics, and other democracy and rule of law issues.
More at brennancenter.org
Angela Lang is a community organizer in Milwaukee and executive director of BLOC: Black Leaders Organizing for Communities. More at blocbybloc.org/
Jonah Minkoff-Zern is co-director of Public Citizen’s Democracy is For the People campaign to build a national, grassroots movement to get money out of politics and ensure all voters have access to the ballot. More at citizen.org.
Barbara Arnwine is President & Founder of the Transformative Justice Coalition. She is a longtime activist for voting rights issues, and many of you will know her Voting Rights “Map of Shame” released in 2011, which exposed the new modern wave of voter suppression in the states. More at tjcoalition.org,
Learn more about how you can get involved at indivisiblechicago.com.
The podcast will be on hiatus until September. Have a great summer!
199 Jennifer Nagda from The Young Center
INDIVISIBLE CHICAGO PODCAST SHOW NOTES FOR MONDAY, APRIL 5, 2021
1. Number one, remove Trump from office. Check. Number two, demand democracy and the freedom to vote. To learn more about what's at stake, and what we can do about it, join Marj Halperin and Tom Moss on Wednesday, April 7, at 7pm on Facebook for a panel discussion featuring Dan Weiner from the Brennan Center; Angela Lang from Black Leaders Organizing for Change in Milwaukee; Jonah Minkoff-Zern from Public Citizen; and Barbara Arnwine from the Transformative Justice Coalition. Demand Democracy: Fighting for the Freedom to Vote. More at http://bit.ly/ICP_Apr7
2. Jennifer Nagda from The Young Center joins to discuss the current situation on the southern border. The Young Center for Immigrant Children’s Rights protects and advances the rights and best interests of immigrant children according to the Convention on the Rights of the Child and state and federal law. More information at theyoungcenter.org.
198 Melody Angel / Lili Gray
INDIVISIBLE CHICAGO PODCAST SHOW NOTES FOR MONDAY, MARCH 29, 2021
1. As more people are vaccinated, the prospect of returning to "normal" creates a new kind of stress. Licensed Clinical Social worker and Erickson Institute adjunct faculty member Lili Gray joins the podcast to help start thinking about the stress of this next transition.
2. Members of Indivisible Chicago will recognize this week's guest. She has been a fixture at a number of our events, rallies, our events at the Athenaeum Theatre back when we were able to that kind of thing, and just last August at one of our Blue Mondays events on the Indivisible Chicago Podcast. She is a musician, an activist, a documentarian, and a runner for justice. Melody Justice joins the podcast to talk music, politics, and so much more. Stream her albums in all the usual places, or at melodyangelmusic.com. On Instagram @melodyangelmusic. Her non-profit is blackrevolutionarycollective.com.
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Look forward to this every week
I look forward to listening to this every Monday. I used to listen on my commute and now from home to stay up to date on Indivisible's organizing efforts in Chicago and across the nation.
Excellent delivery of important topics!
This is a great way to stay updated on important local and national topics. The audio quality is good, and Tom creates a comfortable yet subtly urgent atmosphere in his questions and summaries. Well worth a berth in your podcast political feed!
Chicago, listen up
Anyone who cares about the future of Chicago should listen in to Tom Moss’ insightful podcast. If all politics are local, then this podcast is the future of Chicago!!