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The Pantsuit Nation Podcast

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From the founders of Pantsuit Nation, the Facebook group that brought together millions of passionate and engaged people in the final weeks of the 2016 election, a weekly podcast that connects personal narrative to political action. With stories that will move and inspire you, we focus on the people at the heart of policy decisions and talk about resources to effectively resist the current administration and promote progressive change in American politics.

From the founders of Pantsuit Nation, the Facebook group that brought together millions of passionate and engaged people in the final weeks of the 2016 election, a weekly podcast that connects personal narrative to political action. With stories that will move and inspire you, we focus on the people at the heart of policy decisions and talk about resources to effectively resist the current administration and promote progressive change in American politics.
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From the founders of Pantsuit Nation, the Facebook group that brought together millions of passionate and engaged people in the final weeks of the 2016 election, a weekly podcast that connects personal narrative to political action. With stories that will move and inspire you, we focus on the people at the heart of policy decisions and talk about resources to effectively resist the current administration and promote progressive change in American politics.

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English


Episodes

Arisha Hatch on #VotingWhileBlack

8/9/2018
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This week, Color of Change's Managing Director of Campaigns, Arisha Hatch, joins us to talk about the organization's PAC, Voting While Black, and their focus on key elections throughout the country that have the potential to measurably improve the lives of black people. We celebrate Wesley Bell's victory in St. Louis County this week, award the golden pantsuit to Beyoncé in celebration of her groundbreaking Vogue cover, and call on our listeners to take action to combat the hate that will...

Duration:00:33:17

Rachel Cargle Is Unpacking White Feminism

8/2/2018
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This week, Cortney welcomes back writer and intersectional feminist Rachel Cargle to discuss her most recent experience with toxic white feminism on Instagram. Our call to action is about voting and blocking Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh and the Golden Pantsuit goes to one of our favorite actresses bringing a legendary story to the small screen. Subscribe and share today!

Duration:00:27:10

Kate Schatz on Badass Women and Rad Girls

7/26/2018
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This week we talk with Kate Schatz, author of Rad American Women and Rad Girls Can, about writing-as-activism, inspiring young women and girls by sharing the stories of other young activists, and finding solidarity in collective civic action. We are still fighting against the Kavanaugh nomination, and we give the Golden Pantsuit to a verifiable genius. Subscribe and share!

Duration:00:30:21

Kat Calvin is Expanding the Electorate (and Changing Lives) One Voter ID at a Time

7/19/2018
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This week we talk to Spread The Vote founder Kat Calvin about how her organization is working to get IDs to some of the 21 million eligible US voters who currently lack them. We learn about all the ways not having an ID can negatively affect a person's life, and the hands-on work it takes to get a person back to full participation in democracy. We encourage continued work against the recent Supreme Court nominee, and give the Golden Pantsuit to a woman making sure her shero great-grandmother...

Duration:00:30:44

Alicia Garza on the Patriotism of Activism

7/12/2018
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Alicia Garza, co-founder of the Black Lives Matter movement, joins us this week to discuss being a "freedom dreamer," her current work to improve the lives of black people, and the things keeping her hopeful. We talk about what we can do to #SaveSCOTUS, and give the Golden Pantsuit to the new mayor of San Francisco. Subscribe, listen, and share today!

Duration:00:30:43

Neera Tanden: Powerful Woman in Politics

7/5/2018
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This week we share an interview we conducted a couple of weeks ago with Neera Tanden, president and CEO of the Center for America Progress. We discuss her experience across different administrations, and hear about times when she was the only woman - and woman of color - in the room. We share information about how talking to your senators about the upcoming supreme court nomination, and give the Golden Pantsuit to the justice department of an entire city! Subscribe and share today!

Duration:00:36:59

Leah Greenberg Leads a Movement - And She Wants You to Join Her

6/28/2018
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This week we talk with Leah Greenberg, Co-Executive Director of Indivisible, about the founding of her organization, her experience advising hundreds of thousands of new activists, and the ties that bind this administration's policies to intolerance. We remind you to take action this weekend to end family separation and detention, and celebrate a bright spot out of New York's 14th Congressional District with the Golden Pantsuit. Subscribe and share today!

Duration:00:31:29

Senator Kirsten Gillibrand on Getting Off the Sidelines

6/21/2018
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This week we air an interview we recorded last week (in person!) with Senator Kirsten Gillibrand - and WHEW is she exciting to talk to! We hear about her rise in politics and the issues she is working on to improve lives for all Americans. Our call to action and Golden Pantsuit both focus on the fight to end family separation at the border. Subscribe and share today!

Duration:00:39:30

Never Say Never with Stephanie Schriock

6/14/2018
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This week we are thrilled to be joined by Stephanie Schriock, the President of EMILY's List. We hear about her background, learn about EMILY, and get advice for women looking to jump in to politics for the first time. We encourage you to ask your states to defend the ACA, and give the Golden Pantsuit to a valedictorian. Subscribe and share today!

Duration:00:31:00

Turning Love into Votes with Aicha Cherif and Esther de Rothschild

6/7/2018
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This week we are honored to be joined by Aicha Cherif and Esther de Rothschild from The Love Vote, two women using storytelling and the power of love to impact voter turnout. We highlight the need for comprehensive protections for LGBTQIA+ people, and give the Golden Pantsuit to a brave eighth grader. Subscribe and share today!

Duration:00:36:46

Jalil Johnson is a nurse on a mission

5/31/2018
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This week Cortney talks to Dr. Jalil Johnson, the CEO of Show Me Your Stethoscope, a 650K member Facebook group for nurses across the country. Jalil shares what SMYS does to support the nursing community, and we talk about what can get done when a motivated and compassionate group of people put their minds to it. Our call to action centers on National Gun Violence Awareness Day, and the Golden Pantsuit is actually a Golden Catsuit. Listen and Subscribe today!

Duration:00:28:25

Sarah Kendzior tells it like it is

5/24/2018
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Journalist Sarah Kendzior joins Cortney and guest host Jessika Davidson to talk about her book, The View from Flyover Country, all things threatening to democracy, and the tactics we can use to combat those threats. We ask you to help us protect women's health care access, and give the Golden Pantsuit to a fashion designer who made a splash at the Royal Wedding. Subscribe, listen and share today!

Duration:00:26:13

Jennifer Dulski on How to Start a Movement

5/17/2018
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This week, Libby speaks with Jennifer Dulski, Head of Groups and Community at Facebook and the author of Purposeful: Are You a Manager or a Movement Starter?, which comes out next week. Jennifer talks about her mission to give everyone the tools they need to create powerful social change in the world, and how small actions can lead to big shifts. Our call to action focuses on the inhumane treatment of children and families at our borders, and the Golden Pantsuit goes to a young woman...

Duration:00:27:39

Debra Cleaver is a Voting Evangelist

5/10/2018
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This week we talk with Founder and CEO of Vote.org, Debra Cleaver, about the various civic engagement side hustles that lead her to her current role, and the most important thing you can do to increase voter turnout this year. Our call to action seeks to support incarcerated moms this Mother's Day, and the Golden Pantsuit goes to a top chef. Subscribe and share today!

Duration:00:44:29

The Innovative Advocacy of Eesha Pandit

5/3/2018
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This week we talk with activist, writer, and feminist leader Eesha Pandit, the co-founder and managing partner at The Center for Advancing Innovative Policy. She talks about the interlocking issues that affect frontline communities, and how her organization connects those narratives to policy change. Our call to action this week focuses on the #RefugeeCaravan and the need for progress on their request for asylum, and the Golden Pantsuit goes to a comedian who speaks truth to power. Listen...

Duration:00:32:36

Cheryl Contee has been a boss since preschool

4/26/2018
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Cortney's back, and we talk to successful serial entrepreneur Cheryl Contee about her work as a digital activist and her advice for people just starting out. We focus our calls to action on the Secretary of State confirmation, and getting ready to take to the streets, and give the Golden Pantsuit to an entire Girl Scout Troop. Subscribe, Share, and Listen today!

Duration:00:38:46

Nanine McCool is All Of Us

4/19/2018
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This week, Libby speaks with Nanine McCool, a Louisianan who stood up to Tony Robbins when he tried to discredit the power of the #MeToo movement. Our calls to action focus on protecting the integrity of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation and keeping pressure on lawmakers to pass common sense gun reform. And the Golden Pantsuit goes to the winner of the Boston Marathon! Listen and subscribe today.

Duration:00:31:03

Living the Dream - Cortney Talks to Attorney General Maura Healey

4/12/2018
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This week we air a conversation between Cortney and Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey - a woman we have long admired and hoped would be able to join us on the show. We learn firsthand what Attorneys General do for their constituents, and how AG Healey transitioned from a career as a basketball player in Europe (yup!) to the law. The Golden Pantsuit goes two women standing up for what is right, and we encourage everyone to contact their senators about an upcoming cabinet...

Duration:00:38:33

Nina Idemudia is Changing the Structure of Government - Literally

4/5/2018
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We are joined this week by urban planning Nina Idemudia to talk activism, policy making, and access to power. She tells us about her path to a career in urban planning (and what urban planners do!), and how she is making LA a better city from the inside-out. We also celebrate the mind-blowing clutch shots of Arike Ogunbawale in the NCAA tournament, and remind you to call your reps about the census and gun violence. Subscribe and share today!

Duration:00:40:07

The Importance of Attorneys General - with Lizzie Ulmer of the Democratic Attorneys General Association

3/29/2018
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This week we are joined by Lizzie Ulmer, Communications Director for the Democratic Attorneys General Association. She schools us in all the ways AGs affect our democracy, and tells us about how her work in gun safety led her to a career supporting Democratic AGs. We shout out a young teen using data to end mass shootings in the Golden Pantsuit, and tackle the citizenship question on the census for the call to action. Listen, subscribe, and share today!

Duration:00:32:03