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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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Episodes

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:00:28:09

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

J. Bob Alotta and "The Most Amazing Radical LGBTQIA Work Everywhere"

3/22/2018
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This week we talked to J. Bob Alotta: filmmaker, media activist, and Executive Director of the Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice. She tells us about Astraea's incredible work across the globe, and reminds us of the importance of making ourselves uncomfortable if we want to meaningfully dismantle segregation and oppression. We gear up for the March for Our Lives this weekend and give the Golden Pantsuit to the new Editor-in-Chief of Teen Vogue. Subscribe and listen today!

Duration:00:37:06

Elena Hung on Becoming an Accidental Activist

3/15/2018
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This week we talk to Elena Hung, Founder and CEO of Little Lobbyists, about how the election turned her in to an activist (we can relate). We talk about how storytelling connects her work as an activist on behalf of medically complex kids with her day job as an immigration lawyer, and how community is an essential building block for advocacy. Our Calls to Action stay on the healthcare and storytelling theme, and we award the Golden Pantsuit to a woman leading her organization to come to...

Duration:00:36:21

Julie Kohler on What It Will Take to Swing Voters in 2018

3/8/2018
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This week we talk to writer, storyteller, and mover and shaker Julie Kohler about the history of white women’s voting behavior, and whether we have reason to hope it might change this year and in elections to come. We welcome the return of the Golden Snowsuit and remind listeners to follow the lead of young activists around the country to demand gun reform. Listen and subscribe!

Duration:00:36:08

Leanne Pittsford on Lesbians Who Tech

3/1/2018
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This week we talk to Leanne Pittsford, founder and CEO of Lesbians who Tech, and all around top notch badass. She tells us about the origins of her company, and how her work at Lesbians Who Tech has lead her to bringing even more members of marginalized communities in to tech jobs. We use the Golden Pantsuit to honor a young leader from Florida, and remind you that the DACA fight is ongoing.

Duration:00:28:36

Sabrina and Eunice Moyle get Creative with their Activism

2/22/2018
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This week, Cortney talks to Sabrina and Eunice Moyle, sisters and co-founders of Hello!Lucky, a design studio based in San Francisco, about their work bringing creativity and activism together for young woman. Their posters, cards, pins, and upcoming book, Be the Change: The Future is in Your Hands, aim to do exactly that. We have another round of Olympic Gold-en Pantsuits, and talk about actions to take around gun safety and DACA. Listen and share!

Duration:00:29:50

Gina Ortiz Jones On Serving Her Country

2/15/2018
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This week, we talk with Gina Ortiz Jones, an Air Force vet, former intelligence officer under President Obama, and now a primary candidate for Congress in Texas's 23rd District. We talk about how Texas is a microcosm for the United States at a crucial moment in our history, and how her career has prepared her to take on this next challenge. We give the Golden Pantsuits to some women who are no strangers to (Olympic) gold, and talk about protecting Dreamers and the integrity of the...

Duration:00:27:43

Nadya Okamoto is a Young Workaholic - and a Star

2/8/2018
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This week Cortney talks with Nadya Okamoto, a sophomore at Harvard who has started two organizations, run for city council, been honored by Teen Vogue, and hung out with Hillary Clinton. We discuss the parts of her personal story that lead her to a life in service of others, and talk about her upcoming book. The Golden Pantsuit goes to an amazing young chef who can definitely cook better than you can. Listen and subscribe today!

Duration:00:30:00

The Autobiography of an Organizer with Jessica Morales Rocketto

2/1/2018
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This week Cortney talks with Jessica Morales Rocketto, Political Director for the National Domestic Workers Alliance, about her career as an organizer, the historical roots of secret Facebook groups, and her connection to Pantsuit Nation. We give the Golden Pantsuit to Kesha for her powerful Grammy performance, and send you calls to action around gun safety and immigration. Listen and Subscribe!

Duration:00:46:43

Heather McGhee and the Strategic Importance of Hope

1/25/2018
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This week we talk with Heather McGhee, President of Demos, a public policy organization working for an America where we all have an equal say in our democracy and an equal chance in our economy. She talks about the strategic importance of mainstreaming big, bold ideas that can shift power back to the people, and gives us some hope for what she sees as a watershed moment for grassroots organizing and activism. For our call to action, we focus on the anniversary of Roe v. Wade, and give the...

Duration:00:30:50

Sydney Ireland is the First Girl Boy Scout

1/18/2018
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This week, we talk with 16-year-old Sydney Ireland, who has been fighting for almost her entire life for the right to be a full-fledged Boy Scout after being an "unofficial" member earning "unofficial" recognition for years. Last year, the Boy Scouts finally announced their policy change, allowing girls to join the organization, but the change won't take effect by the time Sydney would be a candidate for Eagle Scout, something she's worked toward since she was a very young girl. We also...

Duration:00:31:27

Sandra Fluke is Fighting for Your Rights

1/11/2018
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This week we are joined by Sandra Fluke, who gained nation attention when she testified before members of Congress regarding comprehensive insurance coverage for birth control and took on Rush Limbaugh and other conservative commentators. We learn what she is doing now, and how that connects to that moment in 2012. We also call up this week's Golden Pantsuit winner, Cincinnati City Councilwoman Tamaya Dennard, to talk about that iconic folding chair. Subscribe and listen today!

Duration:00:35:16

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