Rank #1: EPISODE TWENTY-SIX | Lisa Hunter, Candidate for DC City Council
Lisa Hunter is a candidate for City Council in DC's Ward 6 and if elected, she would be the first Latino elected to the City Council. Hunter has a long history of serving her community and just three days after graduating from college, she boarded a plane to Guyana to begin service in the Peace Corps. Once she returned to the US, Hunter took a job at Barack Obama’s campaign headquarters. She was later deployed to St. Louis as a field organizer, where she met voters and learned about the issues facing their communities. Hunter was driven to run for office by the inequalities she observed in pay equity, gender inequality, housing instability, and healthcare. Endorsed by The American Women's Party and Run For Something, Lisa Hunter is a true champion for women's rights.
Rank #2: EPISODE TWENTY | Girlhood Interrupted: The Erasure of Black Girls’ Childhood with Thalia González
"Girlhood Interrupted: The Erasure of Black Girls’ Childhood" is a groundbreaking report published by Georgetown Law Center on Poverty and Inequality, which revealed that adults view Black girls as less innocent and more adult-like than their white peers. In this episode, Thalia González, an Associate Professor at Occidental College and co-author of the report, discusses the ways in which adults perceive black girls in public systems have both short-term and long-term repercussions.
Rank #3: EPISODE FORTY | Aimee Allison, President of Democracy in Color, SheThePeople.org
Aimee Allison, the President of Democracy in Color and founder She the People, discusses the goals of her organizations including how we an return the country to a progressive, multiracial majority in government via increasing new voter turn out. We also discuss midterms and the direction Democrats should go in order to in future elections. Lastly, we discuss the She the People summit aimed at elevating the voices of women of color in leadership. Democracy In Color: www.democracyincolor.com/ She The People: www.shethepeople.org Aimee Allison: https://www.aimeeallison.com/ Like Us on Facebook: www.Facebook.com/Electorette Support Electorette: www.Patreon.com/ELECTORETTE Twitter: www.twitter.com/Electorette
Rank #4: EPISODE FORTY-ONE | Carol Anderson, One Person, No Vote
Prof. Carol Anderson, the Charles Howard Candler Professor and Chair of African American Studies at Emory University and author of the bestseller, "White Rage," discusses her new book "One Person, No Vote," which chronicles the government's longstanding commitment to limiting democracy through voter suppression. From the passage of the 15th amendment to now, America's are still fighting to have full and equal access to the ballot. http://bit.ly/carol-anderson-electorette http://bit.ly/electorette www.Facebook.com/electorette
Rank #5: EPISODE FORTY-TWO | ReproAction, Fighting for Abortion Rights & Repro Justice
Erin Matson and Pamela Merrit founded Reproaction in order to uphold abortion rights and advance reproductive justice as a matter of human dignity. They take bold action and hold all leaders to accountable to upholding reproductive rights in direct and aggressive ways. We discuss reproductive rights, fake abortion clinics, political allies and of course the Brett Kavanaugh nomination. https://www.reproaction.org Toolkit: Taking Bold Action Against Crisis Pregnancy Centers: http://bit.ly/2MFKQfO Webinar: Abortion Pill ‘Reversal’ Is Unproven and Unethical: http://bit.ly/2MH5Brt
Rank #6: EPISODE FIVE | The Free-Love Candidate, Women Politicians & the Media w/Teri Finneman
"If a male politician is in his 20’s and 30’s he’s an ambitious go-getter, who’s a rising star - no one asks “what about his kids, why isn’t he at home?” This is just one of the points of discussion you'll hear during my conversation with Dr. Teri Finneman, author and professor of journalism. We discuss her book "Press Portrayals of Women Politicians, 1870s–2000s" including the media coverage of women politicians including the 1st female presidential candidate (a.k.a. Mrs. Satan as she was referred to by the press), Sarah Palin and of course, Hillary Clinton.
Rank #7: EPISODE THIRTY-NINE | Daniella Gibbs Leger, Center for American Progress, Thinking Cap Podcast
In this conversation with Daniella Gibbs Leger, Senior Vice President of Communications & Strategy at the Center for American Progress and co-host of the podcast, Thinking Cap, we discuss midterms, women running for office and how they are viewed by party insiders, feminism, the state of the democratic party, and voter suppression. Thinking Cap Podcast: https://soundcloud.com/amprog Center for American Progress: https://www.americanprogress.org Daniella Gibbs Leger: https://twitter.com/dgibber123 Support Electorette: www.Patreon.com/ELECTORETTE | Electorette.com
Rank #8: EPISODE TWENTY-SEVEN | Invisible No More with Andrea Ritchie
"When I come across a story involving police interactions with black women, it's hard to tell whether a story took place in 1863, in 1963 or 2013." This is just one of the points you'll here in this interview with Andrea Ritchie, author of "Invisible No More: Police Violence Against Black Women and Women of Color." We discuss how Black women, Indigenous women, and women of color experience racial profiling, police brutality, and immigration enforcement from both a historical and modern lens. Andrea Ritchie is a Black lesbian immigrant, police misconduct attorney and organizer who has engaged in extensive research, writing, and advocacy around criminalization of women and lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people of color over the past two decades. She is currently Researcher in Residence on Race, Gender, Sexuality and Criminalization at the Barnard Center for Research on Women’s Social Justice Institute, and was a 2014 Senior Soros Justice Fellow.
Rank #9: EPISODE THIRTY-FIVE | Wagatwe Wanjuki & The Cost of Not Believing Survivors
Wagatwe Wanjuki is a feminist activist, writer, speaker, and digital strategist best known for her work as a national campus anti-violence advocate. She's a founder of the anti-rape organization Survivors Eradicating Rape Culture and is a founding co-organizer of Know Your IX’s ED ACT NOW campaign. She also has a podcast about the experience of survivors called "I, Survivor" which debuts on July 31st with the Wondery network. Wanjuki is a rape survivor and we discuss her experience in dealing with her university and the cost of her not being believed by college administrators. RECOMMENDED READING & LISTENING: >>The Woman Behind #SurvivorPrivilege Was Kicked Out Of School After Being Raped (https://bit.ly/2Lpl8fJ) >>The (literal) cost of not believing survivors | Wagatwe Wanjuki | TEDxMiddlebury (https://bit.ly/2utwIjr) >>Paying the price of victimhood (https://bit.ly/2JusjS6) >>www.wagatwe.com
Rank #10: EPISODE SIX | American Women's Party with Maya Contreras & Mia Brett
Mia Brett and Maya Contreras are the co-founders of the American Women's Party, an advocacy group fighting for equal representation, participation, and policy development for women in the Democratic Party. We discuss their role in creating "underground Hillary Clinton support groups" during the 2016 election as a safe space for women to discuss politics free from the threats of online attacks and misogyny. We also discuss how the American Women's Party is working to combat voter suppression, including the Voter Empowerment Day events being help around the country.
Rank #11: EPISODE THREE | Science Policy Jujitsu & Islamophobia in Trump's America with Dr. Maryam Zaringhalam
"We can't expect marginalized communities, especially ones that find that their lives are constantly under threat, to stand up for themselves in places where they don’t feel safe…" This is just one of the points made in this emotional conversation on xenophobia, Islamophobia, science policy and gerrymandering with science policy fellow and public scholar, Dr. Maryam Zaringhalam. Dr. Zaringhalam is the founder of NYC branch of 500 Women Scientists and producer of the live science show, The Story Collider. We discuss science policy, racism and partisan gerrymandering in this raw and moving conversation.
Rank #12: EPISODE SEVEN | Diversity from the Office to the Oscars with Lauren Leader Chivee
"We need more Americans to connect, on a very deep level with a sense of empathy, for the experience of others..." This is just one of the points you'll hear during my conversation with Lauren Leader Chivee, author of "Crossing the Thinnest Line: How Embracing Diversity—from the Office to the Oscars—Makes America Stronger" and co-founder of All In Together, an organization dedicated to non-partisan women’s organization committed advancing the progress of women’s political, civic and professional leadership in the United States.
Rank #13: EPISODE THIRTY-THREE | Lily Herman, Founder of "Get Her Elected"
Lily Herman, is the founder of Get Her Elected, a political network of over 2,000 volunteers offering their skills pro bono to more than 220+ progressive women candidates running for office. We discuss women candidates, campaign strategy, and of course, midterms. We also discuss how growing up as a liberal in a conservative region of the country shapes your view of politics. www.GetHerElected.com www.LilyHerman.com
Rank #14: EPISODE THIRTY-FOUR | Ruth Defoster, Mass Shootings & Gun Violence Myths Debunked
Dr. Ruth Defoster, professor and author of "Terrorizing the Masses," walks through the myths around the causes and solutions to America's gun violence epidemic and debunks NRA and GOP talking points. We discuss gun laws and violence in Chicago, the role of mental illness and video games in mass shootings, as well as, the predictable patterns that nearly all mass shooters exhibit. We also discuss recent shootings including, Parkland, the recent police shooting of Antwon Rose, and the shooting at the Capital Gazette. Terrorizing the Masses: : Identity, Mass Shootings, and the Media Construction of Terror https://amzn.to/2ud4Hf2
Rank #15: EPISODE FOUR | Twitter Blocks, Judicial Nominees & LGBT Rights with Rebecca Buckwalter-Poza
"If the left has had one shortcoming, it's a failure of imagination when it comes to the audacity of the right to lie, to upset custom, to do anything they can to get around the law to achieve their aims." This is just one of the points made by Rebecca Buckwalter-Poza, a political and legal analyst. Rebecca has been blocked by Trump of Twitter and we discuss how silencing dissenting voices in a public forum presents a threat to democracy. We also discuss judicial nominees, the need to clarify a unified, progressive message and threats to LGBT rights.