Women

Legislating for Change: Jessica González-Rojas

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.

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Building Progressive Power: Lala Wu

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.

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Run for Something: Amanda Litman

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.

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Electing New York Women: Brette McSweeney

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.

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Black Women’s Political Power: Glynda Carr

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.

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Electing More Women: Amanda Hunter

Amanda Hunter is the Executive Director of the Barbara Lee Family Foundation, an organization that promotes women in politics and contemporary art. We discuss what it takes for a woman to get elected and why it’s been such an uphill battle to reach the highest executive office.

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Diverse Women in Politics: Kelly Dittmar

Kelly Dittmar is the Director of Research at the Center for American Women and Politics at Rutgers University. She explains why diversity among women serving in public office enhances our democracy, and how we can support more women to run and win elections.

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