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Gordon Herr on How to Vote

This week’s episode goes local with Gordon Herr, Chairman of the Democratic Committee in Southampton NY, and member of the Board of Elections in Suffolk County, Long Island. Gordon demystifies the voting process for us and will put your mind at ease about voting during a pandemic in this most crucial of elections by telling us everything we need to know about absentee ballots, early voting and more. New Yorkers, this one’s for you, but there’s plenty for others too as Gordon and Nancy talk about standardizing the voting process at the federal level, why to get involved in your…
Nancy
October 21, 2020
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Tech for Campaigns: Bringing the Tech and Digital Edge to Democrats

This episode features a conversation with Jessica Alter and Krisserin Canary of Tech for Campaigns. After Trump’s Muslim ban in 2017, tech entrepreneur Jessica Alter couldn’t take it anymore and asked a few of her fellow tech workers if they were interested in volunteering their skills to help Democratic campaigns, and Tech for Campaigns was born. Tech for campaigns is now the permanent tech and digital arm for Democrats, offering access to best-in-class talent with their 15,000 volunteers focusing on state races. Jessica and Krisserin, a state director in charge of flipping the Texas State House, talk to Nancy about…
Nancy
October 14, 2020
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Ravi Gupta: Changing the Face of Politics

This episode features a conversation with Ravi Gupta, an Obama alum, podcast host and founder of Arena, an organization that trains and supports the next generation of Democratic candidates and campaign staff. After working on Obama’s campaign and then administration, Ravi stepped away to start a network of schools in the south but jumped back into political action immediately after the 2016 election. At Arena, Ravi uses his political expertise to identify and support transformative new candidates outside of the traditional political establishment who reflect the diversity of our society. Then he does everything possible to help them win at…
Nancy
October 7, 2020
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Katie Paris of Red Wine & Blue

On this week’s episode, Nancy speaks with Katie Paris, founder of of Red Wine & Blue. Red Wine &Blue is an Ohio-based group that’s harnessing the political power of suburban women to save democracy while having a good time. Politics, fun and festive cocktails usually don’t go together but Red Wine & Blue is lightening up the conversation for women who don’t consider themselves political but also don’t want Trump to define them, thank you very much. Katie and Nancy talk about how the path to victory runs through suburbia, the power of personal networks and the joy we find…
Nancy
September 30, 2020
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Vernetta Alston: What’s on the Line in North Carolina

On this episode, Nancy speaks with Vernetta Alston, a state legislator in North Carolina. In 2017, Vernetta pivoted from a career as a criminal defense attorney to run for public office on the Durham city council. She was then appointed to fill an empty seat in the North Carolina General Assembly last spring and now she is in the enviable position of being an unopposed incumbent in her race. Vernetta and Nancy talk about the state of the state in North Carolina, home of the Bathroom Bill and extreme partisan gerrymandering. Vernetta explains what’s at stake if Republicans keep their…
Nancy
September 23, 2020
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Max Rose of Sheriffs for Trusting Communities

This episode features a conversation with Max Rose, founder of Sheriffs for Trusting Communities. Imagine a law enforcement officer with vast power and authority, little accountability and no meaningful term limits. That’s called a sheriff. It’s an elected position but  many of us do not look far enough down the ballot or know enough to cast a vote. Nationwide, sheriffs make 2 million arrests every year, they control our jails and they have immense power in the civil arena as well when it comes to things like evictions, gun permits and civil asset forfeitures. Max and Nancy talk about the…
Nancy
September 16, 2020
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Desiree Tims, Running for Change in Ohio

On this episode, Nancy speaks with Desiree Tims, a young congressional candidate in Ohio’s 10th district. There are a lot of firsts when it comes to Desiree. This is her first time running for office, she is the first member of her family to graduate from a four year college, and if elected, she would be the first African American AND the first woman to represent this district. The southwest corner of Ohio in many ways presents a microcosm of the issues plaguing our country -- with skilled but unemployed or underemployed former steel workers, a crumbling infrastructure and residents…
Nancy
September 9, 2020
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Dr. Fergie Reid Jr. on the Strategy To Flip FL Blue (and TX and GA and NC), Part 2

This episode features Part 2 of the Flipping Florida Series with Dr. Fergie Reid Jr. Dr. Reid talks about his strategy for flipping the state and its 29 electoral college votes blue, based on the work spearheaded by him and his father in Virginia, helping to flip that state in 2019. He explains the simple and intuitive concept to register more voters and run candidates in every race, and why this strategy has been historically underutilized by Democrats. We talk about how Florida is ripe for the picking, with its many races in red districts uncontested by Democrats, and how…
Nancy
August 26, 2020
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Walls of Moms

Minisode Nancy takes a break from the podcast to muse on the army of mothers powering the resistance.
Nancy
August 19, 2020
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Sara Trail: Quilter, Warrior

This episode features a conversation with Sara Trail, founder of Social Justice Sewing Academy, an organization that provides young people in marginalized communities with free workshops to make textile art about social justice issues. You might think of quilters as little old ladies in rockers, but this fierce, young warrior will upend all your notions of what can be achieved through the artistic expression of quilting. The young makers use fabric, needle and thread in decidedly un-old lady-like ways to create arresting images where they can protest injustice and advocate for social change, giving them the chance to be heard…
Nancy
August 12, 2020