It's our season one finale and thanks to YOU we have the trifecta in our government! Joining us to help us celebrate the Inauguration of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris, is the Co-Founder of Indivisible, Ezra Levin. We talk about how important it is that we all stay engaged and involved, and make sure we take advantage of this opportunity to make real lasting change for our Democracy.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Episode 65: With Ezra Levin, Co-Founder of Indivisible
The Great Reset
We have the unique opportunity to speak with Ezra Levin the Co-Founder and Co-Director of Indivisible. Along with his co-founder and spouse Leah Greenberg, Ezra has been featured as one of TIME 100’s Most Influential People of 2019, included on GQ’s 50 Most Powerful People in Trump’s Washington, and ranked #2 on the Politico 50 list of top thinkers, doers and visionaries transforming American politics. He has appeared as a commentator on and/or been interviewed by MSNBC, CNN, NPR, Pod Save America, the New York Times, the Washington Post, Politico, TIME Magazine, the New Yorker, the Nation, Slate, and Rolling Stone, among others. He is the co-author of We Are Indivisible: A Blueprint for Democracy After Trump. Indivisible is a grassroots movement of thousands of local Indivisible groups with a mission to elect progressive leaders, rebuild our democracy, and defeat the Trump agenda. We dig deep on the SCOTUS nomination after the death of Ruth Bader Ginsburg and what we can do to prevent this forced nomination right before an election. We discuss the hopeless feeling of not being able to do anything for political change given the current political climate and Ezra highlights concrete actions we can take and how Indivisible is mobilizing nationwide. We discuss the inaction of the Democratic Party and how the changes in the current Democratic party must move more progressive. We discuss some of the archaic notions of our democracy and how there needs to be a shift in the concept of the Electoral College, uneven Senate Representation and the possibility of term limits for Congress and the Supreme Court. We also talk about third and fourth party inclusion and how that can help to break the gridlock without being given only two choices. We discuss how the opposite of a Mitch McConnell power grab is not a Democrat power grab - but that process should be democracy. Ezra reminds all of us that simply winning an election is not the end of the work we all must do. January 22nd we all have to be active to hold our leaders accountable and move them toward policies that affect real change. Inspiring words from an inspiring organization.
The Election Whisperer: DNC Special Part 2 (Shannon Watts, Ezra Levin)
Video version at electionwhisperer.com. Part 2 of Rachel Bitecofer's DNC special features a conversation with Ezra Levin (Co-Founder and Co-Executive Director of Indivisible) and Shannon Watts (Founder of Moms Demand Action), plus a furry cameo. Subscribe to the show and submit a question of your own at ElectionWhisperer.com. For the podcast version, check out ElectionWhisperer.com/pod. All content and opinions presented herein, whether by hosts and guests, are for informational purposes only and should not be construed as investment or other advice.
Wife and husband political dynamos Leah Greenberg and Ezra Levin talk about Indivisible–both the movement they co-founded and the book they co-wrote–and the inspiring strategies they are proving are effective for grassroots political change. (Recorded at our Prospect Lefferts Gardens store on November 5, 2019)
#150: Ezra Levin on the Launch of Payback Project; Author Courtenay Hameister Talks Anxiety
The Washington State Indivisible Podcast
This week, we celebrate our 150th episode, and our three-year anniversary. We kick things off with Indivisible co-founder Ezra Levin. On the heels of the GOP Senate voting to acquit Trump, Indivisible is launching the Payback Project, a campaign directed at unseating nine GOP senators in 2020. And there is very much a role for us here to play in Washington.Then, in a special segment, we talk about anxiety and memoir writing with Courtenay Hameister, author of the very funny book chronicling her experiences with anxiety, “Okay Fine Whatever.”All that, and we have our weekly call to action.Links: Join Indivisible’s Payback Project here: https://www.paybackproject.org/Courtenay’s talk at Seattle Public Library: http://events.spl.org/141622367/CourtenayHameisterandLukeBurbanktalkaboutOkayFineWhateverCourtenay’s class on memoir at Hugo House: https://hugohouse.org/store/class/the-secret-source-of-humor-courtenay-hameister/Make sure you’re registered to vote! https://voter.votewa.gov/WhereToVote.aspx?Org=WADemsTheme music from https://filmmusic.io"Pure Joy" by Otis GallowayLicense: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)
#145: Leah Greenberg and Ezra Levin Discuss Their Book, "We Are Indivisible"
The Washington State Indivisible Podcast
The show will be back next week, but this week, we revisit our favorite interview of 2019, a discussion with Indivisible co-founders and co-executive directors, Leah Greenberg and Ezra Levin, on their new book, “We Are Indivisible.”Buy the book here: https://www.amazon.com/We-Are-Indivisible-Blueprint-Democracy/dp/1982129972/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=we+are+indivisible&qid=1578015020&sr=8-1
#164: Indivisible with Ezra Levin and Leah Greenberg
Politics and Polls
After President Donald Trump was elected, two congressional staffers wrote a guide to “resisting the Trump agenda,” which immediately went viral. Known as “Indivisible,” the guide sparked a grassroots movement across the country, and invisible groups are now working across the country to advocate for progressive leaders and policies. Ezra Levin and Leah Greenberg, who are married, are the cofounders and executive directors of Indivisible and have published a book about the story of the movement: “We are Indivisible: A Blueprint for Democracy After Trump.” They join Sam Wang and Julian Zelizer in today’s episode to discuss. Before starting Indivisible, Levin, an alumnus of Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School, was a federal antipoverty advocate. Greenberg was a human trafficking policy advocate on Capitol Hill. The two have been listed in Time’s “100 Most Influential People of 2019,” Politico 50 list, and GQ’s “50 Most Powerful People in Trump’s Washington.”
Episode 108 UNLOCKED - Ezra Levin on Political Organizing
Today we've got Ezra Levin, co-author of the book We Are Indivisible (along with his wife Leah Greenberg) to talk about how he fell, by his own account, ass-backwards into leading a national political movement. We discuss the nature of political organizing in the online age, what objectives Indivisible is focusing on, and what lessons others might learn from them. Enjoy!
The founders of Indivisible talk about reverse-engineering the Tea Party playbook, reminding progressives that all politics is truly local, and pushing Democrats to get serious about eliminating the filibuster, revamping the Electoral College, expanding the Supreme Court, and making Washington, D.C., a state.