Kelly and Sophy are two progressive feminist Midwestern moms who interview candidates, activists and authors across the country. They are joined for the #VoteHerIn special series by Rebecca Sive, influential author and women’s political advocate. Kelly and Sophy were inspired by the Women's March to do something, and the podcast focuses on helping listeners figure out where we go from here.
Kate Malone MBE (#VoteHerIn, Episode 65)
#VoteHer In co-producer and co-host, Rebecca Sive, first met Kate in the mid-1990s when she purchased her work at London’s Victoria & Albert Museum. They subsequently met and became friends, along the way learning they share a birthday and a deep commitment to helping women artists achieve both their artistic goals and leadership positions in arts and civic life. Throughout her career, Kate has been generous with her time and organizing talents, developing community programs in both Great Britain and India. As you’ll see when you join the videocast, Kate is also a terrific role model for other women artists building their own businesses. For this #VoteHerIn videocast, Kate will share her thoughts about being an independent woman artists as well as about her philanthropic work.
Sarah Brafman from A Better Balance
In conversation with Sarah Brafman, Director of the D.C. Office and Senior Policy Counsel for A Better Balance. A Better Balance, a national nonprofit advocacy organization, uses the power of the law to advance justice for workers, so they can care for themselves and their loved ones without jeopardizing their economic security. A Better Balance is hosting a Pregnant Workers Fairness Act Week of Action May 3-7.
Layla Zaidane from Millennial Action Project
In conversation with Layla Zaidane, the new President and CEO of the Millennial Action Project. Dedicated to transcending bipartisan divides through the empowerment of young leaders, MAP is ready to enter this new chapter of leadership with Layla at the helm and take on the challenges to our democracy.
In conversation with Desmond Meade, President and Executive Director of the Florida Rights Restoration Coalition and author of Let My People Vote: My Battle to Restore the Civil Rights of Returning Citizens. As President and Executive Director of FRRC, which is recognized for its work on voting and criminal justice reform issues, Desmond led the FRRC to a historic victory in 2018 with the successful passage of Amendment 4, a grassroots citizen’s initiative which restored voting rights to over 1.4 million Floridians with past felony convictions. Amendment 4 represented the single largest expansion of voting rights in the United States in half a century and brought an end to 150 years of a Jim Crow-era law in Florida.
Dr. Abdul El-Sayed
In conversation with Epidemiologist and Former Detroit Health Director Dr. Abdul El-Sayed, about the new book *Medicare for All: A Citizen's Guide,* that he co-authored with Dr. Micah Johnson.
Irin Carmon (#VoteHerIn, Episode 64)
#NotoriousRBG is a unique phenomenon in American history. Only the second woman to serve on the US Supreme Court, she led the way, beginning in the 1970s, in pursuing legal remedies for discrimination against American women and girls. At the same time, she developed a singular public voice and presence; atypical of Supreme Court justices and, as such, becoming a widely, and wildly, iconic figure in pop culture. The biography by authors Irin Carmon and Shana Knizhnik, is a delightful combination of stories, images of mementos and photographs, and a serious account of her role in making legal history and a fairer world for every American woman.
Irin Carmon joins us for this week’s #VoteHerIn podcast, a collaboration of Two Broads Talking Politics & author Rebecca Sive.
I love bringing together feminism and politics! Questions are so well poised and have a great rapport with guests. I’m excited to binge especially as we gear up for the next presidential election. So easy to listen to + allows us to talk about politics casually and in relatable terms.
Featured a pro-charter school male speaker with no public school experience running for school board. Charter schools are not democratic or "progress" as this man claimed. Podcasters either didn't realize or are anti-union.
Love the substance and fun of this podcast. The focus on candidates and issues always gives me hope.