Kelly and Sophy are two progressive feminist Midwestern moms who interview candidates, activists and authors across the country. The #VoteHerIn series is a joint production of Two Broads and Rebecca Sive, author of the book, Vote Her In: Your Guide to Electing Our First Woman President, and influential 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.
In conversation with historian Kathleen Belew about the new book she co-edited with fellow UChicago historian Ramón A. Gutiérrez, called A Field Guide to White Supremacy.
Grace Lynch, host of As She Rises
In conversation with Grace Lynch, Senior Producer for Wonder Media and host of the new podcast As She Rises, which centers native voices and women of color to personalize the elusive magnitude of climate change.
Greisa Martinez Rosas
In conversation with Greisa Martinez Rosas, Executive Director of United We Dream and United We Dream Action.
Sol Flores & Alex Sims (#VoteHerIn, Episode 76)
Special #MakeHerstory edition of #VoteHerIn, a collaboration of Two Broads Talking Politics & author Rebecca Sive
With Illinois Deputy Gov Sol A. Flores and strategist Alex Sims.
Sol Flores serves as deputy governor in Illinois Governor JB Pritzker’s administration overseeing Health and Human Services since February 2019. As Deputy Governor, she helped oversee the administration’s response to COVID-19, including housing relief and vaccination efforts. Additionally, Flores spearheads the administration’s efforts around poverty alleviation, hunger relief, expanding healthcare access to all, and strengthening the state’s safety nets for its most vulnerable residents. She was the founding executive director of La Casa Norte, a non-profit organization established in 2002 that has served more than 30,000 youth and families confronting homelessness. Flores built La Casa Norte from two employees to a multi-million-dollar organization delivering inspiration, hope, and critical services. She is a tireless advocate, having served on numerous working groups, commissions, and nonprofit boards. Flores was raised by a single mother who came to Chicago from Puerto Rico, who was recognized as a national Champion of Change by President Barack Obama.
Alexandra (Alex) P. Sims believes that one's birthplace and economic status shouldn't negatively affect one's life journey, and her career has taught her that real change is brought about when there is synergy, empathy, and aligned purposes among all public affairs sectors: business, government, philanthropy, and grassroots organizing. Alex came to Chicago from metro Detroit to attend Northwestern University. Awarded the prestigious CORO Fellowship, Alex was assigned by the CORO program to serve in the St. Louis, Missouri area. Motivated by President Barack Obama’s education and social policies, Alex was appointed to head his 2012 Presidential campaign for the St. Louis region. Following Obama’s victory, Alex continued as a State Coordinator with Organizing for Action (OFA), relocating to Chicago. It was in Chicago there that she founded Every Vote Counts, where she directed the registration of over 120,000 voters in 4 four months - the largest voter registration campaign in the country that year. While Senior Advisor to the City of Chicago Treasurer, she launched an aggressive and strategic agenda of financial equity and access. Now, founder and CEO of APS and Associates, she counsels numerous clients, including The Obama Foundation and Illinois Governor JB Pritzker.
Both Sol and Alex are graduates of the women in public leadership initiative created by Rebecca Sive for the University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy.
In conversation with Michael Holzman, author of Spies and Traitors: Kim Philby, James Angleton and the Friendship and Betrayal that Would Shape MI6, the CIA and the Cold War.
As we approach National Voter Registration Day, Sarah Audelo, the Executive Director of Alliance for Youth Action, joins Kelly to discuss voting rights and ensuring our nation's newest voters have access to the ballot box.
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.