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Pantsuit Nation Podcast
33 minutes | Nov 15, 2018
The Pantsuit Nation Podcast is Going on Hiatus!
The Pantsuit Nation Podcast is taking a break! This week, Cortney and Libby reminisce about their favorite moments on the Pantsuit Nation Podcast so far, and give you some encouragement to create your own calls to action while we are gone. We give the Golden Pantsuit to a woman whose work makes the two of us very happy, and have a general fangirl moment about her. Thank you for listening! Please continue to share with your friends!
19 minutes | Nov 8, 2018
Midterm Recap with Arisha Hatch
We made it! Midterms have come and gone, and Arisha Hatch from Color of Change joins Cortney to talk through some of the most critical races and ballot measures decided on Tuesday. We encourage you to find your self care, and then find the next place you plan to devote your energy, and give the Golden Pantsuit to a well deserving candidate. Subscribe and share today!
26 minutes | Nov 6, 2018
Election Day Special with Ayanna Pressley!
It's midterm election day! Get out there and vote! And on the way to your polling place, listen to Cortney talk to Ayanna Pressley, Massachusetts 7th district Democratic Nominee for Congress. Ayanna tells us about her historic campaign, her decision to run for national office, and the young woman whose campaign inspires her. Subscribe and share today!
16 minutes | Nov 1, 2018
Cecile Richards Wants You to VOTE
Today Cortney talks with Cecile Richards, former President of Planned Parenthood. We hear from Cecile about the issues that transcend geography, and what women are saying across the country about why they are so invested in the midterms. We give you a voting reminder, and award the Golden Pantsuit to a woman celebrating black women writers - and publishing a book of her own. Subscribe and share today!
40 minutes | Oct 25, 2018
Christine Hallquist is Widening the Moral Compass and Catherine Vaughan will Flip your State
This week Cortney talks to Christine Hallquist who is looking to become Vermont's next governor, and make history in the process. We also hear from Catherine Vaughan from Flippable about some amazing women running for state legislature, and she gives us tips on how you can get involved. We share more voter registration deadlines, and a bright spot for Cortney gets the Golden Pantsuit. Subscribe and share today!
40 minutes | Oct 18, 2018
Carolyn DeWitt Rocks the Vote and Deb Haaland Makes History
This week Cortney talks to two women creating change during this critical election season. Carolyn DeWitt, President and Executive Director of Rock the Vote, shares how her organization has evolved its methods of reaching youth voters since its founding in the '90s. Deb Haaland, the Democratic Congressional Candidate for New Mexico's 1st District, talks about the needs of New Mexicans and reflects on her history making campaign to become the first Native American women to serve in congress. There are voter registration deadline reminders and the Golden Pantsuit goes to a Pantsuit Nation member putting her frustrations into song. Subscribe and share today!
28 minutes | Oct 11, 2018
Dr. Hiral Tipirneni Wants to Do Better for Arizona
Today Cortney kicks off our pre-election series of interviews with some of the incredible women running for office this year. First up is a conversation with Dr. Hiral Tipirneni, a candidate for Congress in Arizona's 8th Congressional District. We discuss the critical issues she is hearing about from the people in her district, and learn about who in her life convinced her to step up and run. Our call to action focuses on voting, and we give the Golden Pantsuit to a chef facing down an unimaginable fate with incredible bravery. Subscribe and share today!
46 minutes | Oct 4, 2018
Charisma Troiano and Adam Grogg are Moving Democracy Forward
Libby and Cortney reunite! Then Cortney talks with two people on the forefront of holding the administration accountable for its actions: Charisma Troiano and Adam Grogg of the law firm Democracy Forward. We discuss taking the administration to court, and the variety of ways that people speaking up generates hope and makes a difference for our democracy. We ask you to keep the pressure on your Senators about the Supreme Court and make sure you are registered to vote! And the Golden Pantsuit goes to one smart physicist. Listen and subscribe today!
37 minutes | Sep 27, 2018
Making Sense of the Kavanaugh Hearings with Sara Solow
This week, Libby talks with attorney, former clerk to Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer, and former policy advisor to Secretary Clinton, Sara Solow, about the Kavanaugh hearings and how the intersection of the Me Too movement and recent changes in the way Supreme Court nominees are vetted have contributed to a process that feels very far removed from what we have seen in the past. The call to action encourages listeners to contact their senators about the upcoming vote on Kavanaugh's appointment, and the Golden Pantsuit goes to a woman sharing her story to empower others. Listen and subscribe!
22 minutes | Sep 20, 2018
The Fierce Patriotism of María Teresa Kumar
This week, Libby talks with María Teresa Kumar, founder and Executive Director of Voto Latino, a pioneering civic media organization that seeks to transform America by recognizing Latinos’ innate leadership. Our call to action once again focuses on the increasingly terrifying prospect of Brett Kanavaugh's nomination to the Supreme Court, and the Golden Pantsuit goes to a woman dedicated to training 1 million women and girls to code by 2030. Listen and subscribe today!
21 minutes | Sep 13, 2018
Rita Bosworth on why volunteering matters (and why it matters NOW)
This week Cortney welcomes back Sister District founder Rita Bosworth to discuss this critical moment before midterm elections. Rita shares why volunteering is so important in these final weeks and offers some tips on how to get started. We encourage you to keep up the fight for the Supreme Court, and give the Golden Pantsuit to a woman who seized her moment. Subscribe and share today!
35 minutes | Sep 6, 2018
Recap and Round Up with Libby and Cortney
This week, Libby and Cortney share Pantsuit Nation's ongoing and upcoming projects, as well as review a number of calls to action to jumpstart your activism as the fall begins. We give the Golden Pantsuit to a woman making history in Massachusetts. Subscribe and share today!
25 minutes | Aug 30, 2018
Amber Goodwin talks Community Justice Reform
This week Cortney talks with Amber Goodwin, Founding Director of Community Justice Reform Coalition, about their work to reduce gun violence and reform criminal justice in communities across the country. We ask you to keep up the pressure to postpone the Kavanaugh hearings and give the Golden Pantsuit to a NASA legend who turned 100 this week! Subscribe and share today!
28 minutes | Aug 23, 2018
Jenn Brown Wants You to Vote Together
This week Libby and Cortney talk to Jenn Brown, Executive Director of Civic Nation. She tells us about the projects under the Civic Nation banner, and how she came to lead this organization after years in political organizing. We ask you to keep the pressure on your Senators about Kavanaugh's nomination, and give the Golden Pantsuit to a gymnastics star standing up for herself and her fellow survivors. Subscribe and share today!
44 minutes | Aug 16, 2018
Jennifer Palmieri and the Women Who Will Run the World
This week we talk with Clinton campaign Head of Communications and author of "Dear Madam President: An Open Letter to the Women Who Will Run the World," Jennifer Palmieri. Jennifer tells us about moving through the stages of grief and anger after the 2016 election into hope for the future, and how women are freeing themselves from the rules and restrictions established by men to effect real and permanent change in our country. We discuss more historic primary wins in Vermont, Minnesota, and Connecticut, ask our listeners to show up for congressional recess town halls, and give the Golden Pantsuit to a Mother of the Movement who has taken an inspiring next step in her career. Listen and subscribe today!
33 minutes | Aug 9, 2018
Arisha Hatch on #VotingWhileBlack
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 be on display in Washington, DC this weekend. Subscribe and share!
27 minutes | Aug 2, 2018
Rachel Cargle Is Unpacking White Feminism
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!
30 minutes | Jul 26, 2018
Kate Schatz on Badass Women and Rad Girls
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!
31 minutes | Jul 19, 2018
Kat Calvin is Expanding the Electorate (and Changing Lives) One Voter ID at a Time
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 finally gets the recognition she deserves. Subscribe and share today!
31 minutes | Jul 12, 2018
Alicia Garza on the Patriotism of Activism
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!
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