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Charisma Troiano

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An Organization is Suing Trump for Failing to Reopen Healthcare Enrollment During Coronavirus with Charisma Troiano of Democracy Forward

MIP Make It Plain with Mark Thompson

First up: The Poor People's Campaign is holding a Mass Poor People's Assembly and Moral March on Washington on June 20th; every day leading up to that day of action, we'll be featuring real stories of struggle and poverty to raise awareness and make the subject a priority. That's what you'll find at the top of the episode, and today's speaker is Hope, a woman who experienced the military poverty draft and is now working to change the system that keeps people poor for generations. Next on today's agenda: is anyone surprised to learn the Trump administration is breaking the rules again? Charisma Troiano, Communications Director of Democracy Forward, says federal law (under the Affordable Care Act) requires a new special enrollment period to open when consumers are faced with "exceptional circumstances," like, say, a pandemic. But Trump hasn't done so, despite the fact that millions have lost their jobs and insurance because of coronavirus. In response to that, and on behalf of the city of Chicago, Democracy Forward filed a lawsuit on Monday against the Trump administration for unlawfully refusing to open that special enrollment period. Any guesses on why he doesn't want to give the Obama-era program any credit? Mark and Charisma ruminate on that and more in today's episode. MORE INFO on Democracy Forward: https://democracyforward.org/ MORE INFO on the Mass Poor People's Assembly and Moral March on Washington: june2020.org Executive Producer: Adell Coleman Producer: Brittany Temple Distributor: DCP Entertainment For additional content: makeitplain.com See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.


17 Jun 2020

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Charisma Troiano and Adam Grogg are Moving Democracy Forward

Pantsuit Nation Podcast

Libby and Cortney reunite! Then Cortney talks with two people on the forefront of holding the administration accountable for its actions: Charisma Troiano and Adam Grogg of the law firm Democracy Forward. We discuss taking the administration to court, and the variety of ways that people speaking up generates hope and makes a difference for our democracy. We ask you to keep the pressure on your Senators about the Supreme Court and make sure you are registered to vote! And the Golden Pantsuit goes to one smart physicist. Listen and subscribe today! 


4 Oct 2018

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