Ep. 162: How To Make 2021 The Year Of The Equal Rights Amendment (w/ Rep. Jackie Speier)
Rumble with Michael Moore
After first being drafted in 1923 by two leaders of the women’s suffrage movement and then finally being passed by Congress in 1972, the century-long struggle to have the Equal Rights Amendment ratified and gender-equality enshrined in the U.S. Constitution is finally on the brink of succeeding. That's because in 2020, the state of Virginia became the 38th state to ratify the E.R.A. matching the two-thirds threshold needed to ratify a constitutional amendment. However, an arbitrary 7-year time limit on the 1972 legislation has provided one final hurdle that advocates for women's equality must overcome. Rep. Jackie Speier of California has been leading the charge in Congress on the E.R.A. since she got there in 2013. The day after Joe Biden and Kamala Harris were inaugurated, Rep. Speier reintroduced this bill to remove the arbitrary time limit and put the E.R.A. on the path to ratification. She joins Michael to discuss the roadmap for what we all need to do to make equal rights for women a reality. Who to push to make sure we finally ratify the E.R.A. -- Call Your Senator: 202-224-3121 202-225-3121 The White House: https://www.whitehouse.gov/contact/ Take Action With The E.R.A. Coalition: http://www.eracoalition.org/take-action Music in the episode: "You Don't Own Me" - Lesley Gore https://open.spotify.com/track/0bKfZQu4RTTQlAZAGVLAcc --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/rumble-with-michael-moore/message
Representative Jackie Speier: How Damaged Is Our Democracy?
Commonwealth Club of California Podcast
Rep. Jackie Speier has survived violence twice. Once in 1978, when she was a young aide to Rep. Leo Ryan and was shot and left for dead on the tarmac of an airport in Guyana after her boss was murdered trying to help members of the People’s Temple cult escape. And again last week, when she was in the House chamber in the U.S. Capitol when it was attacked. Join Rep. Speier and retired Santa Clara County Judge LaDoris Cordell for a timely and frank behind-the-scenes look at the attack on the U.S. Capitol and its implications. What is the state of the country and of American democracy following the events of the past week? What will America look like after January 20? Can the divisions in the country be healed? Congresswoman Speier has served in Congress since 2008. California’s 14th Congressional District stretches from San Francisco through San Mateo County to East Palo Alto. Representative Speier serves on the House Armed Services Committee, the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence and the House Committee on Oversight and Reform. She is also co-chair of the Democratic Women's Caucus, the Bipartisan Task Force to End Sexual Violence, and the Gunviolence Prevention Task Force. Don't miss this opportunity to ask questions of this long-time lawmaker at a crucial point in history. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Rep. Jackie Speier on Black Lives Matter Protests, Federal Coronavirus Response
Representative Jackie Speier recently introduced legislation to protect whistleblowers who expose fraud, waste, or abuse in the federal government’s response to the coronavirus pandemic. Speier joins us to talk about her new legislation, the lack of progress in fighting sexual assault in the military, and how the Black Lives Matter protests can spur lasting change in America.
‘We have to step up’: Rep. Jackie Speier on the House’s doomed relief package
The House passed a $3 trillion relief package on Friday. But the measure is almost certainly dead upon arrival in the Senate. California Rep. Jackie Speier explains why Dems aimed high in their bill — and why she thinks lawmakers should be banned from living out of their Capitol offices. Plus, the Fed chairman warns unemployment could hit Depression-era levels. And Japan officially enters a recession.Jackie Speier is a US Congresswoman representing California's 14th Congressional DistrictJeremy Siegel is a host for POLITICO Dispatch.Irene Noguchi is the executive producer of POLITICO audio.Jenny Ament is the senior producer of POLITICO audio.
The U.S. Representative and champion of women’s rights and gun violence prevention on her new book, Undaunted: Surviving Jonestown, Summoning Courage, and Fighting Back. Jackie Speier is the U.S. Representative for California’s Fourteenth Congressional District. She is a recognized champion of women’s rights, personal privacy and consumer safety—as well as an avowed opponent of government inefficiency and waste. In 2012, she was named to Newsweek’s list of 150 “Fearless Women” in the world. In November 2017, Congresswoman Speier coauthored the #MeTooCongress Act to overhaul how sexual harassment and assault are reported and mediated on Capitol Hill, and in 2018 she was named one of “Politico’s 50” for these efforts. She is co-author of This Is Not the Life I Ordered. Speier received a BA in political science from the University of California at Davis and a JD from UC Hastings College of the Law.
Congresswoman Jackie Speier (D-San Mateo) is concerned about a "potential police state" after President Trump announces an executive order concerning immigration. She's worried about government agencies compiling a national database. Speier will be asking Robert Mueller questions during his upcoming testimony. We talk about what she wants to know from his most. We also discuss possible Impeachment of President Trump & the Congresswoman's visit to border detention facilities. And, we have some fun with "either/or". Is she Giants or A's? Steph Curry or Klay Thompson? Then, a conversation with journalist Andy Ngo. He was recently attacked by Antifa demonstrators in Portland. He suffered brain bleeding as a result. But, it's not stopping him from speaking out about what he calls "left-wing militancy." ---------- The Issue Is: with Elex Michaelson is California's only statewide political show, broadcast from FOX 11 Studios in Los Angeles. For airtimes and more information, go to TheIssueIsShow.com.