Jessica González-Rojas represents the 34th District in the New York State Assembly. We discuss the intersectionality of community issues, the value of bringing lived experiences to public policy decisions, and the political courage that’s necessary to serve your constituents.
Cristina Tzintzún Ramirez is the Executive Director of NextGen America and a former candidate for US Senate in Texas. We discuss her deep career in organizing, engaging in the big ideas, and having the courage to imagine a true democracy that works for all people.
Lala Wu is a Co-Founder and Executive Director of Sister District, an organization that works to elect Democrats to state legislatures. We discuss building progressive power at the state level, various opportunities in upcoming elections, and supporting candidates to win and serve effectively.
Amanda Litman is the co-founder and executive director of Run for Something, an organization that helps young progressives run in down ballot races. We discuss how they go about their mission, why local and state offices are so important, and how you can get involved in our democracy.
Brette McSweeney is the President of Eleanor’s Legacy, a group dedicated to electing pro-choice Democratic women to office in New York State. We discuss the critical impact of local and state elections on our daily lives, and the value of electing more women to represent us.
Glynda Carr is CEO and co-Founder of Higher Heights for America, a PAC dedicated to electing progressive Black women. We discuss the necessity of being engaged beyond election day, the political power of Black women voters, and the value of normalizing their presence in higher public office.