Some days, I’m “press,” when interviewing for the podcast. This day, it was an interview with 2020 Democratic POTUS candidate, US Senator Amy Klobuchar.
Hosted by Two Broads Talking Politics, the #VoteHerIn podcast is a joint production with Two Broads. The podcast inspires and informs women activists campaigning to increase American women’s political power. #VoteHerIn has examined the #MeToo and #BlackLivesMatter movements, the importance of diverse women’s political leadership, the discriminatory economics of being a woman in the U.S., the policy issues that matter most to women voters and women leaders, and the messages and organizing strategies that work in today’s politics.
“A new series for Rebecca Sive’s #VoteHerIn podcast focuses on women artists whose work or context is political, including women ceramists.“
“Jen Allen and Chotsani Elaine Dean talk: Jen about her cloth mask-making response to the pandemic; Chotsani, about her mixed-media work portraying the tragic American history of the fabric, cotton. Jen and Chotsani share images and discuss in the context of Thanksgiving as a day to treasure hearth and home, but also to recognize the continuing struggle for racial justice and women’s equality.
Every other Wednesday, and in occasional special editions, the podcast will continue to focus on how to elect (many) more women to executive office; sadly, still ia significant challenge to women electeds achieving parity with their male colleagues. Kicking-off the post-2020 electoral season are programs with Rebecca’s feminist, political artist friends sharing their views on why feminist political art matters; why they’ve chosen to create it; and the importance of their images and messages to political mobilizations.
For further information about the #VoteHerIn podcast and the movement to elect women, visit Rebecca’s website; read this article at Demcast; follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. You can sign-up for the #VoteHerIn podcast wherever podcasts are found.
We’ve hosted some incredible guests. You won’t want to miss any. Find the podcast wherever podcasts are aired.
Chicago City Clerk Anna Valencia is a rising star in an important elected office. She’s also a very thoughtful person. Listen to her here on the #VoteHerIn podcast. She also shares her advice in Vote Her In.
Linda Hirshman is the best-selling author of numerous books, including the definitive biography of US Supreme Court Justices, Ginsburg and O’ Connor.
The #VoteHerIn podcast segment is a no-holds-barred discussion, as well as an inspirational call to action.
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Episode 139 was taped shortly after Vote Her In was published, and previews what we cover in the #VoteHerIn podcast.
Here are comments from former First Lady Michelle Obama about why the #VoteHerIn discussion is so important now and every day.
“In light of this last election, I’m concerned about us as women and how we think about ourselves and about each other. . . . What is going on in our heads where we let that happen, you know? . . .When the most qualified person running was a woman and look what we did instead, I mean that says something about where we are. . . . That’s what we have to explore . . . if we still have this crazy, crazy bar for each other that we don’t have for men . . . if we’re not comfortable with the notion that a woman could be our president compared to what . . . we have to have that conversation with ourselves as women.”
United State of Women Summit in Los Angeles, California; May 5, 2018