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Ep. 448 — Cecile Richards

The Axe Files with David Axelrod

Growing up was a political affair for activist Cecile Richards. She spent time stuffing envelopes at her family’s dining room table and got in trouble in high school for protesting the Vietnam War. Her activism later propelled her to the position of president of Planned Parenthood, which she led for more than a decade. She joined David to talk about the ongoing fight for abortion rights as some states move to restrict access, what Democrats miss in talking to rural voters, her work with American Bridge, and whether she could see herself one day running for governor of New York.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy


17 Jun 2021

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Cecile Richards

Full Release with Samantha Bee

Samantha Bee talks to author, activist, and feminist leader Cecile Richards about her new organization Supermajority, a lifetime of activism, and when she'll finally pop her celebratory champagne.


10 Nov 2020

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Getting out to Vote with Cecile Richards

Boob Sweat With Katie Sturino

This week on the Pod, Katie talks with Cecile Richards! She's an activist, best-selling author, former president of Planned Parenthood, and current leader of Supermajority! On this episode, Katie and Cecile talk about the importance of women getting out (or staying in) to vote, and what’s specifically at stake in the 2020 election. You can follow Cecile at @cecilerichards and @supermajority. You can follow Katie at @katiesturino and @megababe Have a question or comment? Call our hotline at 201-701-1575 for a chance that your call will be featured on the pod. You can also DM Katie at @katiesturino, or email us at boobsweatproductions@gmail.com. — This podcast was produced by Wonder Wheel Media assisted by Madison Higley


27 Oct 2020

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It's a Very Auspicious Time with Cecile Richards

Sunstorm with Alicia Garza & Ai-jen Poo

There’s so much change that needs to happen—and so little time in between all the other things we do. Our friend and activist hero Cecile Richards is here with an essential reminder: If you feel overwhelmed, “It’s not you. It’s the system.” She shares her own experiences under pressure (including being mansplained to by members of Congress) and how she faces work that seems impossible. She also gives an update on Supermajority, the women’s action group she co-founded with Alicia and Ai-jen, and its efforts to build community and get out the vote. Plus: The importance of setting policy agendas post-election, and how women’s organizations can become more inclusive of diverse gender identities.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.


20 Oct 2020

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Samantha Power read by Cecile Richards

Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls

Once upon a time, there was a girl who told powerful stories, and helped solve world problems. Her name is Samantha Power. Samantha was born in Ireland and moved to the United States with her mom and brother when she was 9 years old. She was always interested in telling stories and explaining how the world worked so she became a journalist, first in sports and later as a war correspondent. But world events pushed her into a life of service to her adopted country. Samantha worked for President Barack Obama and eventually served as the U.S Ambassador to the United Nations.About the NarratorCecile Richards is a national leader for women’s rights and social and economic justice, and a co-founder of Supermajority, a new organization fighting for gender equity. She is the author of New York Times bestseller Make Trouble. As President of Planned Parenthood Federation of America and Planned Parenthood Action Fund for 12 years, Richards worked to increase affordable access to reproductive health care and to build a healthier and safer world for women and young people. CreditsThis podcast is a production of Rebel Girls and Boom Integrated, a division of John Marshall Media. It’s based on the book series Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls. Our Executive Producers are Jes Wolfe and Katie Sprenger. This season was produced by John Marshall Cheary, Sarah Storm, and Robin Lai. Corinne Peterson is our Production Manager. This episode was written by Alexis Stratton and edited by Maithy Vu. Proofread by Ariana Rosas. Original theme music was composed and performed by Elettra Bargiacchi who has also sound designed this episode. Mattia Marcelli was the sound mixer.


13 Oct 2020

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Cecile Richards, Ai-jen Poo, Katherine Grainger: Our Rights Shall Not Be Abridged

The Bridge from The Aspen Institute

How has the women’s movement evolved since 1919? What challenges remain in the fight for gender equality? This month marks the 100th anniversary of the 19th amendment that granted white women the right to vote in the U.S. Constitution. In this episode of The Bridge, host Peggy Clark, Vice President of the Aspen Institute and Executive Director of the Aspen Global Innovators Group, interviewed Cecile Richards, former president of the Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Ai-Jen Poo, executive director of the National Domestic Workers Alliance, and Katherine Grainger, adjunct professor at New York University’s Wagner Graduate School of Public Service, on how we can learn from the lessons of the past in order to rebuild the women’s movement in a different way. Learn more about The Bridge podcast and other programs at https://www.aspenglobalinnovators.org/.


13 Aug 2020

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S1E35 / What’s Essential Health Care in a Pandemic? / Cecile Richards & Kersha Diebel

EPIDEMIC with Dr. Celine Gounder

Transcript"...the pandemic has simply highlighted for some people that hypocrisy, where politicians use so-called medical reasons, protecting women's health, as an excuse for what are really political goals, which is to end access to safe and legal abortion writ large." -Cecile RichardsThe COVID-19 pandemic has had profound effects on women's’ access to abortion services and reproductive health. In some states, abortion was categorized as elective surgery, and procedures were suspended. In today’s episode, we hear from Cecile Richards, the former president of the Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Kersha Deibel, President and CEO of Planned Parenthood Southwest Ohio, and an abortion provider. They discuss the barriers to reproductive health access raised by COVID-19, the disparities this causes, and the impacts on women and healthcare providers.Nominations for the 2020 People's Choice Podcast Awards opened on July 1st. To show your support, please go to podcastawards.com and nominate us in the People’s Choice and Health categories.This podcast was created by Just Human Productions. We're powered and distributed by Simplecast. We're supported, in part, by listeners like you.#SARSCoV2 #COVID19 #COVID #coronavirus


14 Jul 2020

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Cecile Richards: The Resilience Of Women Is Profound, And It's Happening Right Now

All Ears with Abigail Disney

This week on All Ears Abby is joined by Supermajority co-founder and former President of Planned Parenthood, Cecile Richards. Cecile and Abby discuss their shared experiences of having a famous parent, and how being middle school activists landed them in the principal’s office. Cecile also talks to Abby about why she’s never run for political office, how Planned Parent animated the Christian Right, the need right now for a women’s stimulus package, and how to organize a diverse coalition of  women to push for childcare- and healthcare-focused policies in response to COVID-19.  EPISODE LINKS:Join Supermajority.comSupermajority: A New Home For Women's Activism (NPR)Former Texas Gov. Ann Richards dies at 73 (Houston Chronicle)Ann Richards’ 1988 Democratic National Convention Speech (YouTube)What a $15 Minimum Wage Means for Women and Workers of Color (National Employment Law Project)Cecile's book, "Make Trouble: Standing Up, Speaking Out, and Finding the Courage to Lead" (Bookshop.org)


28 May 2020

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Realizing the Collective Political Power of Women (ft. Cecile Richards)

Brave, Not Perfect with Reshma Saujani

Reshma sits down with one of her personal heroes, Cecile Richards, for a compelling conversation about women's political power in this episode of Brave, Not Perfect. Cecile opens up about the bravery of stepping down as head of Planned Parenthood, co-founding Supermajority to empower women, and making lasting change in a system that was set up to keep women out. The pair also discuss the power women have in the upcoming 2020 elections, finding joy through changing the world, and self-care. Plus, Reshma answers the questions you've been sending in at the end of the show. You can tell Reshma your Brave, Not Perfect story or ask her a question by calling 347-76-BRAVE or sending an email to bravenotperfect@girlswhocode.com. Plus, you can follow her on twitter and instagram @ReshmaSaujani or join the Brave, Not Perfect Facebook group: https://bit.ly/2t5p41l Supermajority: https://supermajority.com/ Make Trouble: Standing Up, Speaking Out, and Finding the Courage to Lead (book): https://bit.ly/34esaOx Follow Cecile on Twitter: https://twitter.com/CecileRichards Follow Cecile on Instagram: https://bit.ly/2XaDslr --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/bravenotperfect/message


7 Apr 2020

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Ep 115: Cecile Richards of Supermajority on Making A Difference

Fearless Creative Leadership

"The Blessed Leader". Cecile Richards is the co-founder of Supermajority, which describes itself as a new home for women's activism that is fighting for gender equality. Before that, she spent 12 years as the President of Planned Parenthood, a that provides to 2.5 million women annually. Public service and activism are part of Cecile’s DNA.  Her mother — Ann Richards — shattered conventional wisdom when, as a woman and a Democrat, she was elected Governor of Texas in 1990. In the seventh grade, Cecile was taken to the principal’s office for wearing an armband in protest of the Vietnam War.  In the eighth grade, she brought food to the strikers on a picket line in her hometown of Austin. Her first job after college, was as a union organizer in New Orleans, helping hotel workers trying to get by on minimum wage. Cecile has been called “the most badass feminist EVER” and “The heroine of the resistance”.


16 Mar 2020