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The Incumbent’s Resigning; OH-16 Is Up For Grabs – Feat. Democratic Candidate, Aaron Godfrey (January 4th, 2018)

Incumbent Republican Jim Renacci, who was swept into Congress in the 2010 Republican tsunami, is retiring to run for governor. Aaron Godfrey, a 31-year-old physicist, is running to replace Renacci in 2018.

We spoke with Aaron about his candidacy and why it’s important to elect working-class millennials to Congress.

Protecting Reproductive Rights In The Trump Era – Feat. Kaylee Hanson Long (January 1st, 2018)

Kaylie Hanson Long, National Communications Director for NARAL Pro-Choice America, joined us on the podcast to discuss the fight for reproductive freedom in the Trump era.

Swing Left is Taking Back the House (December 28th, 2017)

Swing Left is one of many organizations working to ensure that this happens. Adrienne Lever, Campaigns Director for Swing Left, joined us on the podcast to discuss Swing Left’s efforts and strategy to win back the House by focusing on the ever-expanding list of swing districts that Millennial Politics too has been focusing on.

Radical Criminal Justice Reform with Geneviéve Jones-Wright, San Diego DA Candidate (December 26th, 2017)

Geneviéve Jones-Wright joined Jordan Valerie on the podcast to discuss how her background inspired her to go into criminal justice work, why our criminal justice system disproportionately targets marginalized bodies, and her radical ideas for criminal justice reform.

Make sure to follow Geneviéve Jones-Wright on Twitter @JonesWright4DA, like her Facebook page, and check out her website.

Meet Dave Min (D) Policy Nerd for CA-45 (December 21st, 2017)

Dave is a first-generation Korean American and self-identified wonk with an impressive background in policy. He worked as an enforcement attorney at the Securities and Exchange Commission, economic and financial policy advisor to Senator Chuck Schumer, Associate Director for Financial Markets Policy at the Center for American Progress, and Assistant Professor of Law at UC Irvine.

Dave joined Jordan Valerie on the podcast to discuss his diverse district, the Trump administration’s racist immigration policy, and dad jokes.

Make sure to follow Dave on Twitter, like him on Facebook, and check out his website.

Alabama: How Black Women Elected Doug Jones (December 18th, 2017)

On this episode of the podcast, Jordan Valerie and Nathan are joined by Barrett Holmes Pitner, Columnist for The Root and The Daily Beast, and Aimee Allison, President of Democracy in Color, to discuss the results of the Alabama Senate election, where Democrat Doug Jones defeated child molester Roy Moore with the overwhelming support of Black voters, particularly Black women.

Game On, 2018. Meet Molly Sheehan (D) For PA-07 (December 15th, 2017)

Molly is a scientist, mother, and proud progressive challenging Republican incumbent Patrick Meehan in a crowded Democratic primary of five candidates, including State Senator Daylin Leach.

After speaking with Molly about her candidacy and district over the summer, we decided to catch up with her on the podcast. to discuss the #MeToo movement, her intersectional platform, and the progressive future of the Democratic Party.

Make sure to follow Molly Sheehan on Twitter @pennsymolly, like her Facebook page, and check out her website.

Meet (D) Sam Jammal: Obama Alum for CA-39 (December 11th, 2017)

Sam Jammal, Democratic candidate for California’s 39th Congressional District, joins Jordan Valerie on the podcast to discuss his work at the Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund, in Congress, and as an Obama appointee to the Department of Commerce. Key topics include how campaigning needs to change as our nation continues to diversify, and his views on immigration as a first-generation Arab-Latino-American.

Make sure to follow Sam on Twitter, like him on Facebook, and check out his website.

Fight For Internet Rights Feat. Erin Shields (December 7th, 2017)

Jordan Valerie was joined on the podcast by Erin Shields, National Field Organizer for Internet Rights from the Center for Media Justice and Black Youth Project 100 Organizer, to discuss the history of net neutrality and what we can do to protect it against Chairman Pai and the corporate forces attempting to de-democratize the web.

Afterwards, Jordan Valerie is joined by Dan Canon (D) Candidate for Indiana’s 9th Congressional District. Listen in iTunes or below! Be sure to subscribe in iTunes, or bookmark our podcast page here.

Senate GOP Tax Bill + (D) Dan Canon For IN-09 (December 4th, 2017)

Nathan and Dylan react to the Tax Scam Bill and dive deeper into what’s actually in the bill, who voted for it, and what the next steps are for it.

Afterwards, Jordan Valerie is joined by Dan Canon (D) Candidate for Indiana’s 9th Congressional District. Listen in iTunes or below! Be sure to subscribe in iTunes, or bookmark our podcast page here.

Meet EMILY’s List Endorsed Candidate: Gina Ortiz Jones (D) TX-23 (November 30th, 2017)

In this episode of the podcast, Jordan Valerie speaks with Gina Ortiz Jones about her public service, how Donald Trump’s election changed the course of her life, what it’s like running for Congress as a first-generation queer woman of color, and the concerns of her majority-minority districts, which spans one-third of the U.S.-Mexico border.

National Gun Buyback & Ian Johnstone, Co-Founder, Gun By Gun (November 27th, 2017)

Listen to our announcement and interview on our podcast with Ian Johnstone, Co-Founder of Gun By Gun. Read more about his organization and the upcoming National Gun Buy Back on December 16th below.

Meet Jeffrey Payne, (D) Candidate for Texas Governor (November 19th, 2017)

On this episode of the podcast, Democratic candidate for Texas Governor Jeffrey Payne joins us to discuss what it’s like running for office for the first time, how being the owner of a gay leather bar impacts a campaign in a red state like Texas, and why it’s important to cross the aisle.

Alabama: Child Molester vs. Doug Jones (feat. John Archibald) (November 14th, 2017)

In this episode of the podcast, Jordan Valerie is joined by AL.com Columnist John Archibald to discuss how Moore’s sexual predation changes the race and if Democrat Doug Jones now has a legitimate chance at picking up this seat in a deep red state like Alabama.

Lessons from VA: Go Left & Focus on People Of Color (November 7th, 2017)

Aimee Allison, President of Democracy in Color, creator of Get in Formation, and author of the forthcoming book She the People, joins Jordan Valerie on the podcast to discuss the Democratic Party Autopsy, how Democrats should go about reaching out to people of color in the wake of the blue wave in Virginia and around the country, and the bombshell news that Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore is a sexual predator.

Blue Wave? Try Blue Tsunami Feat. Atima Omara (November 7th, 2017)

In this episode of the podcast, Jordan Valerie spoke with Virginia DNC member and former President of the Young Democrats of America Atima Omara about the results of last night’s elections and what they mean for the Democratic Party heading into the 2018 congressional midterms.

Keith Powers (D) NYC Council Candidate (October 30th, 2017)

On the newest episode of the podcast, Jordan Valerie speaks with Keith about Mayor de Blasio, New York’s abysmal voter turnout, and every New Yorkers’ favorite topic, public transportation.

The November 7 general election is coming quickly, where Keith will be on the ballot alongside a Republican and a Liberal Party candidate.

Learn more about Keith Powers on his website.

Value Voters Summit, Puerto Rico, & TrumpCare (October 18th, 2017)

Jordan, Nathan, and Dylan finally earned their “explicit” rating in this episode of the podcast.

They discuss the Bernie Sanders scandal at the upcoming Women’s Convention, the ongoing crisis in Puerto Rico, the difference between Republicans and Democrats when it comes to sexual assault, and Trump’s deliberate sabotage of the ACA.

Ross Morales Rocketto: Co-Founder, Run For Something

First up, Jordan and Nathan review the news of the week and introduce a new segment, “Around The World”. Then, Nathan is joined by political operative, activist, and the Co-Founder of RunForSomething.Net Ross Morales Rocketto (@RossMoRock). Listen below!

Jose Avila: DACA, Dreamers, & The Future

In this powerful episode, Jose Avila, an MP Contributor, DREAMer and DACA recipient joins Jordan, Dylan, and Nathan on the podcast.

Jose shares what it means to be a DREAMer, his personal background, and what Trump’s decision on the DACA program means for him and his future. Listen below or find us in iTunes or the Google Play store.

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