The Electorette Podcast

The Electorette: A new podcast about politics, intersectionality and feminism. The Electorette features interviews and conversations with the women leading the resistance. They are passionate about equality, voting rights, climate change, access to healthcare & reproductive rights and all issues that make a healthy democracy.

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News Commentary
So, What Happened in Virginia? Political Strate...
Political Strategist Atima Omara breaks down what went wrong for Democrats in the recent local elections in Virginia, including the gubernatorial race.
41 min
The Pathway to Citizenship with Greisa Martinez...
Greisa Martinez Rosas, the Deputy Executive Director at United We Dream, discusses legislation for a pathway to citizenship for immigrants, and DACA recipients.
17 min
A Field Guide to White Supremacy: What is White...
Kathleen Belew discusses her "There Are No Lone Wolves: The White Power Movement at War," from her new book "A Field Guide to White Supremacy."
34 min
Expanding the Supreme Court, a Discussion with ...
Meagan Hatcher-Mays, attorney, and director of democracy policy at, discusses the process of expanding the Supreme Court as a remedy to its current make-up which heavily favors conservatives.
33 min
Shifting Power by Turning State Legislatures Bl...
Gaby Goldstein, cofounder of The Sister District Project, discusses how Democrats can shift legislative power by winning state legislative seats
31 min
Activists, Voting Rights Advocate, and Candidat...
Maya Contreras is an activist, a voting rights advocate, and now she's running for Congress in New York's 12th District
39 min
Until I Am Free: Fannie Lou Hamer's Enduring Me...
Dr. Keisha Blain discusses her new book, "Until I Am Free..." about the extraordinary life, and work of civil rights activist Fannie Lou Hamer
26 min
What the Biden Administration Has in Store for ...
Laura Packard, founder of Health Care Voices discusses the Biden Administration's efforts to improve comprehensive healthcare
27 min
Breaking Down Anti-Choice Legislation & How to ...
Cofounder & CEO of VoteProChoice, Heidi Sieck, gets into the weeds on anti-choice process, and legislation, including the MS bill going before the Supreme Court
36 min
Just Get on the Pill: The Uneven Burden of Repr...
Dr. Krystale Littlejohn discusses her book "Just Get on the Pill: The Uneven Burden of Reproductive Politics," which argues that the burden placed on people who give birth is unequal.
35 min
US Census Data & Building Power Via State Legis...
Cofounder & Executive Director of Sister District, Lala Wu, discusses countering the GOP power grab by winning more state legislative seats
42 min
Transform State Legislatures to 51% Women's Rep...
Transform State Legislatures to 51% Women's Representation with VOTE RUN LEAD's Run/51 Campaign
43 min
Tatenda Musapatike: Mobilizing Voters from Unde...
Tatenda Musapatike, the Founder and CEO of the Voter Formation Project, discusses how they leverage technology, and employ unconventional digital strategies to mobilize voters in underrepresented communities.
23 min
Analyzing the Latest Data on Anti-Asian Hate Cr...
Janelle Wong of the AAPI Victory Alliance discusses anti-Asian hate incidents in the broader context of racial bias in America, as well as, building multi-racial coalitions.
26 min
Lorelei Williams, Senior Vice President of Gran...
Lorelei Williams discusses America's crisis of child poverty, and food insecurity
30 min
Karen Boykin-Towns, Vice Chairman of the NAACP ...
Karen Boykin-Towns discusses the goals around racial equity outlined by the NAACP for the Biden/Harris administration
22 min
Jaslin Kaur, Candidate for New York City Counci...
Jaslin Kaur, Candidate for NYC Council talks about what inspired her to run, and why she's passionate about representing her district, and helping working families in her community
15 min
The White House Gender Policy Council with Jenn...
Jennifer Klein, the Executive Director, and Co-Chair of the newly formed White House Gender Policy Council discusses the administration's plans to address gender-based inequality.
19 min
Andrea Mercado, Executive Director of Florida R...
Andrea Mercado discusses flipping Florida blue, and how Democrats can win the state during the upcoming elections
20 min
Tiffany Gardner, CEO of Reflect.US
Tiffany Gardner discusses reaching gender parity in government
24 min
Lala Wu, Executive Director of Sister District ...
Lala Wu, the Executive Director of the Sister District Project, discusses how Democrats performed in down ballot, and legislative races in 2020 compared to Republicans.
33 min
Coerced: Work Under Threat of Punishment with s...
Professor Erin Hatton, discusses her book Coerced: Work Under Threat of Punishment, which explores the world of coerced labor.
33 min
Trump's Judicial Legacy & President Biden's Res...
Nan Aron, founder and president of Alliance for Justice, discusses conservative judges appointed under Trump will affect our lives.
24 min
President Biden's Foreign Policy Strategy with ...
Lauren Baer discusses President Biden's foreign policy strategy, including relations with Russia, and N. Korea, comparing Biden's approach to that of Trump's
27 min
Healthcare activist, and cancer survivor, Laura...
Activist Laura Packard discusses the Affordable Care Act, President Biden's plans to strengthen the ACA, and a Supreme Court decision that may strike the ACA down
20 min
Inside the Dangerous Rise of Religious National...
Journalist and author, Katherine Stewart, discusses her latest book titled "The Power Worshipers: Inside the Dangerous Rise of Religious Nationalism."
47 min
Entitled: How Male Privilege Hurts Women with K...
Philosopher Kate Manne, author of "Down Girl," discusses her new book "Entitled: How Male Privilege Hurts Women"
37 min
Taking Children: A History of American Terror w...
Dr. Laura Briggs, author of "Taking Children: A History of American Terror," chronicles the history of American policy of separating families.
64 min
BONUS: Introducing The Gatekeepers
This limited episode podcast is a collaboration created by The Electorette & Dame Magazine which explores the history of de facto segregation of public spaces.
4 min
Glynda Carr, President & CEO of Higher Heights ...
Glynda Carr discusses the 2020 election results, VP Elect Kamala Harris, and building political power for Black women
29 min
Tiffany Gardner, CEO of Reflect.US
Tiffany Gardner discusses women's representation in government, and the barriers women face when running for office
25 min
Congresswoman Val Demings
Congresswoman Val Demings discusses what's a stake in this election, and draws a stark contrast between Joe Biden & the current occupant
27 min
Shaniqua McClendon, Political Director for Croo...
Shaniqua McClendon discusses Crooken Media's Vote Save America initiative, and how raised money, and encourages listeners to volunteer for progressive causes
37 min
Erin Vilardi, Founder and CEO of Vote Run Lead
Erin Vilardi discusses why we don't have parity in terms of women's representation in government.
35 min
Fatima Goss Graves on Justice Ruth Bader Ginsbu...
Fatima Goss Graves, CEO & President of the National Women's Law Center discusses Justice Ginsburg's legacy on the Supreme Court
30 min
Representative Deb Haaland Discusses Equal Pay ...
Native Women Equal Pay & Economic Equality for Native Communities with Representative Deb Haaland
25 min
Black Voters Matter Cofounder, Latosha Brown
Latosha Brown, the cofounder of Black Voters Matter, gives a virtual masterclass in how to engage, connect with, and excite disenchanted voters.
31 min
Biden's Agenda for the Latino Community with Co...
Representative Sylvia Garcia of Texas's 29th Congressional District, discusses Biden's agenda for the Latino community
23 min
Biden's Agenda for the Black Community with May...
Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, who served as Baltimore's 49th mayor, discusses Biden's agenda for the Black community
29 min
Addressing the Childcare Crisis with Representa...
Congresswoman Mikie Sherrill joins me to discuss the childcare crisis, and legislation passed in the House to address it
25 min
Women's Equality Day with Representative Lisa B...
Congresswoman Lisa Blunt Rochester joins me to discuss Women's Equality Day, and to commemorate the centennial of the 19th Amendment.
27 min
Gun Violence Crisis & Our Epidemic of Hate with...
Congresswoman Veronica Escobar on Gun Policy, Kamala Harris's Historic Nomination, & Our Epidemic of Hate
23 min
Ilyse Hogue, President of NARAL Pro-Choice Amer...
Ilyse Hogue discusses her new book "The Lie That Binds," which thoroughly chronicles the political evolution of abortion rights.
34 min
Dr. Wendy Osefo on the Black Lives Matter prote...
Dr. Wendy Osefo discusses the Black Lives Matter protests, the recent polls from the 2020 Presidential race, and the Trump administration's failures, including the response to the coronavirus pandemic.
22 min
Andrea Freeman discusses her book "Skimmed: Bre...
Andrea Freeman, professor at the University of Hawaii, and author of the book "Skimmed: Breastfeeding, Race, and Injustice," discusses the politics of breastfeeding, its roots in slavery, and how it all ties into modern day food policy.
33 min
Jesse Mermell, Congressional Candidate in Massa...
Jesse Mermell, Congressional candidate, discusses the importance of electing champions for reproductive justice.
26 min
Meagan Hatcher-Mays, Director of Democracy for ...
Director of Democracy for the Indivisible Project, Meagan Hatcher-Mays, discusses the recent vote in the House of Representatives to grant statehood to the District of Columbia.
31 min
Cynthia Choi, Co-Executive Director of Chinese ...
Cynthia Choi Discusses Trump’s Chinese student expulsion, COVID-19 and anti-AAPI racism
22 min
Alexis McGill Johnson, President & CEO of Plann...
Alexis McGill Johnson, the President & CEO of Planned Parenthood, discusses the direction of the organization.
30 min
Prof. Andrea Freeman Discusses the Food Securit...
Professor Andrea Freeman discusses the country's food security crisis, SNAP benefits, and failings of the country's food policy, and how they affected by the Coronavirus Outbreak.
29 min
Lauren Baer, Democratic Strategist, President O...
Democratic Strategist, Lauren Baer, discusses her 2018 congressional run, campaigning during the coronavirus outbreak, and the important of foreign policy.
33 min
Kathy Hochul, Lt Governor of New York State | R...
Kathy Hochul, Lt Governor of New York State discusses the state's plan for reopening and rebuilding in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.
25 min
Fatima Goss Graves, CEO & President of the Nati...
Fatima Goss Graves, CEO & President of the National Women's Law Center, discusses how women will be uniquely impacted by the Coronavirus Pandemic
35 min
Page Gardner, Founder & President of the Voter ...
Page Gardner, Founder & President of the Voter Participation Center discusses the political impact of unmarried women as a key voting bloc, and the impact of the coronavirus on women.
25 min
Andrea Hailey, CEO of Discusses Protec...
Andrea Hailey is the CEO of discusses what it will take to get vote-by-mail implemented nationally, and what you should be doing now to protect your access to the ballot.
24 min
Rachel Barkow: How Local Governments Can Reduce...
How Governors can use their authority now to slow the spread of COVID-19 in prisons and jail populations, as well as staff, and their families
40 min
Kat Calvin Discusses the Effects of Coronavirus...
Kat Calvin, founder and executive director of Spread the Vote, an organization that focuses on helping Americans get the ID they need to vote, discusses how the Coronavirus outbreak has affected these communities.
28 min
Melissa Mark-Viverito, Congressional candidate,...
New York Congressional candidate, Melissa Mark-Viverito, discusses the impact of COVID-19 / Coronavirus on marginalized communities, including the population and staff at Riker's Island.
38 min
Kelly Baden: VP of Reproductive Rights for Stat...
Kelly Baden is the Vice President of Reproductive Rights for State Innovation Exchange, an organization dedicated to supporting and collaborating with state legislators to ensure their success.
26 min
Jessica Post, President of the Democratic Legis...
Jessica Post, President of the Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee ( discusses their 2020 strategy to elect more state Democrats and win legislative majorities.
39 min
Chryl Laird, "Steadfast Democrats: How Social F...
Chryl Laird discusses her book, "Steadfast Democrats: How Social Forces Shape Black Political Behavior"
39 min
Nadine Strossen, "HATE: Why We Should Resist it...
Nadine Strossen, is an activist, professor, and was the first woman and youngest president of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU). She is also the author of the book "HATE: Why We Should Resist it With Free Speech, Not Censorship," which explores arguments around "Hate Speech" vs. "Free Speech."
64 min
Julie Kohler of National Women's Law Center Dis...
Julie Kohler, a Fellow in Residence at the National Women's Law Center (NWLC), discusses their new analysis which shows that women are more effective state legislators than men.
29 min
Cristina Tzintzún Ramirez, Candidate for Senate...
Cristina Tzintzún Ramirez is running for the Senate in the state of Texas, a seat which would help flip the state blue.
23 min
Bassey Ikpi, Author of "I'm Telling the Truth, ...
Author Bassey Ikpi discusses her bestselling collection of essays titled "I'm Telling the Truth But I'm Lying," which explores the author's experiences through the lens of her mental health and diagnosis of bipolar II and anxiety.
47 min
Bonus Episode: Melissa Mark-Viverito Discusses ...
Melissa Mark-Viverito was a member of the New York City Council, representing District 8 during Michael Bloomberg's tenure as mayor and discusses the harm caused by Stop & Frisk policy
24 min
Carole Joffe: Author of "Obstacle Course: The E...
Carole Joffe discusses her new book, "Obstacle Course: The Everyday Struggle to Get an Abortion in America."
49 min
BONUS: State of the Race | 2020 Primary Analysi...
A discussion with progressive political strategist Emily Tisch Sussman about the state of Democratic Primary race, including candidate analysis, the Iowa Caucus, debate analysis, and the upcoming primaries.
31 min
AG, Co-host of Mueller, She Wrote
AG, the semi-anonymous co-host of the award-winning podcast, "Mueller, She Wrote" discusses the Mueller Report, Impeachment, and sexual assualt in the military.
26 min
Amanda Litman, Executive Director of "Run For S...
On this episode, I have a conversation with Amanda Litman, Executive Director and Co-Founder of Run For Something, an organization dedicated to supporting and recruiting young progressives who want to run for office.
20 min
Amy Aronson, Author of the New Book "Crystal Ea...
Author Amy Aronson discusses the life of feminist and activist, Crystal Eastman; also the subject of her new book titled "Crystal Eastman: A Revolutionary Life."
29 min
April Reign, #OscarsSoWhite Creator Discusses T...
April Reign, the creator of #OscarsSoWhite viral hashtag and movement, discusses this year's Oscar nominations.
18 min
Kate Kelly, Activist & Advocate for Women's RIg...
On this episode, I discuss the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) with passionate advocate and activist for women's rights, Kate Kelly. We discuss the role that the state of Virginia will play in finally ratifying the ERA, after it was introduced nearly a century ago.
29 min
Kina Collins, Activist, Organizer & Candidate f...
Kina Collins is a nationally recognized gun violence prevention and healthcare advocate running for the IL-07 Congressional District seat. We discuss her candidacy against a 22-year incumbent, her success with pushing historic legislation for women, and the importance of healthcare justice for those in marginalized communities.
27 min
Actress & Writer, Niccole Thurman Talks Politic...
Actress, Improviser & Writer, Niccole Thurman talks about politics, her roles satirizing conservatives and self-care in a toxic political climate.
34 min
Shanda Yates, Candidate for Mississippi House o...
Shanda Yates is running for Mississippi's House of Representative, a state crucial for Democrats to gain legislative power in the South
25 min
Media Matters: How CNN & MSNBC Are Letting Fox ...
Sharon Kann, is the abortion rights and reproductive health program director at Media Matters, and she discusses their new report titled
30 min
Debra Rodman: Democratic Candidate for Senate i...
Virginia's Senate race is one of the most important election for Democrats to win back the Senate
35 min
A'shanti Gholar, Political Director for Emerge
Emerge is an organization dedicated to recruiting & training Democratic women to run for office. A'shanti Gholar discusses the existing challenges for women who decide to run.
36 min
Ending Street Harassment with Hollaback Co-Foun...
On this episode, we discuss ending street harassment, the focus of the Hollaback, an organization and campaign devoted to ending street harassment worldwide.
29 min
The Right Amount of Panic & Street Harrassment ...
A conversation with Dr. Fiona Vera Gray about street harassment and her book, The Right Amount of Panic: How Women Trade Freedom For Safety
41 min
Truth Decay: A RAND Initiative to Restore the R...
This episode features a conversation with Jennifer Kavanagh, a political scientist and researcher for the RAND Corporation.
35 min
Every District: Nicole Hobbs, Executive Directo...
Every District: Nicole Hobbs, Executive Director of EveryDistrict.US Discusses State Legislative Races
43 min
Kate Manne: Philosopher & Author of "Down Girl:...
Kate Manne: Philosopher & Author of "Down Girl: The Logic of Misogyny"
46 min
Andie Zuniga of PL+US Discusses Paid Leave Poli...
What does good, solid Paid Leave Policy looks like? And what should we look for as savvy constituents. Andie Zuniga of PL+US to discuss Paid Family Leave Policy (Pt 2/2)
25 min
Race, Mass Shootings & Intersectionality With C...
Professor & Author Catherine Squires discusses her book Dangerous Discourses; Bringing Intersectionality to a Mass Shooting and the #SayHerName Movement
45 min
National Paid Leave by 2022? Katie Bethell of P...
Katie Bethell, founder of the PL+US (Paid Leave For the United States), talks about their national plan to win paid family leave by 2022.
41 min
Remaking A Life with Celeste Watkins-Hayes
Author & Researcher, Celeste Watkins-Hayes, discusses her new book "A Life : How Women Living with HIV/AIDS Confront Inequality"
61 min
Active Measures: Russia's Successful Espionage ...
Producers of the Active Measures documentary discuss Russia and Putin's history of launching cyber-warfare and espionage campaigns including the one against the US during the 2016 presidential election.
48 min
Pro-Life Vs. Pro-Choice: Is There a Middle Grou...
Reproductive Rights activist Asha Dahya discusses the reproductive rights movement from the lens of an ex-evangelical, turned passionate advocate and activist seeking reproductive justice for all.
47 min
Wagatwe Wanjuki: The Cost of Not Believing Surv...
WagataweWanjuki, an out-spoken advocate for survivors of gender-based violence and activist against sexual assualt, discusses the cost of not believing survivors.
42 min
The Sister District Project with Founder and Ex...
State Legistative Races Will Save Us with Sister District Founder, Rita Bosworth
49 min
Sayu Bhojwani, President & Founder of New Ameri...
Sayu Bhojwani, founder & president of New American Leaders, an organization leading a movement for inclusive democracy by preparing first and second generation Americans to use their power and potential in elected office.
37 min
100 Times: A Memoir of Sexism, a discussion wit...
100 Times: A Memoir of Sexism, a discussion with writer Chavisa Woods
48 min
Carol Anderson Discusses the History of Voter S...
Carol Anderson, author of "One Person, No Vote..." discusses modern and historical patterns of voter suppression
90 min
Democratic Debate Pt II: Special Epsiode: A Pos...
This is a special episode feature a post-debate analysis with activists Wagatwe Wanjuki and Anoa Changa. This epsiode covers the second night of the two-night Democratic Debates.
45 min
Democratic Debate: Special Epsiode: A Post-Deba...
Democratic Debate: A Post-Debate Analysis with Wagatwe Wanjuki and Anoa Changa. This is a special episode feature a post-debate analysis with activists Wagatwe Wanjuki and Anoa Changa.
59 min
Dr. Pamela Nettleton: Media Narratives Around V...
How media narratives around violence against women perpetuate harmful cycles of abuse.
42 min
Girlhood Interrupted with Thalia González
Groundingbreaking report by Georgetown Law Center on Poverty and Inequality on how adults perceive Black girls
27 min
The Color of Money: Black Banks and the Racial ...
A discussion on the history of black banks and how housing segregation, racism, and Jim Crow credit policies worsened the wealth gap.
37 min