It's all about Arkansas in this She's Running double feature! We chat with Maureen Skinner, running for Arkansas State Senate, but first we catch up on the Natural State with a very special guest - Emily's sister Morgan! They chat about the unexpected progressive turn their home state has taken which, we think, proves without a doubt that change is a'comin all over these United States.
"It's a way for women to speak honestly about what they're going through and get feedback and support from others."
Emily and Sofia chat about both of Sofia's jobs - Vice Mayor and Community Manager of She Should Run. And even with all that to talk about, Emily manages to brings it all back around to her. (Because that's what you do when you have your own podcast!)
But when I say 'Hey, I’m running as an Independent’, they kind of look at me sideways and say ‘Independent, huh? So what does that mean exactly?’
Emily and Cori discuss the beauty of Virginia, what it's like to be an Independent Candidate, and what exactly a delegate is. A swell time is had by all!
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"I had that safety net under me and I think that’s probably what sparked in me making sure that other people have that safety net, if not more of a safety net."
This week, Emily chats with Linsey Fagan from Texas about her run for Congress and the importance of having a strong group of people around you. Nerdy Girls Rock!!
It's kind of nice to see that we have helped raise a generation or two behind us, to say 'you wanna do what because I'm a woman?'
Emily and Gretchen talk all things Anchorage (Alaska!) and the difficulties of rural life in a conversation that really has no right to be as funny as it is. Go Team Gretchen!
I think we should be looking at our school boards with the same, if not more, urgency and attention and importance as we do with mayors and governors.
Emily talks to Erin Upchurch of Columbus, Ohio about the importance of city schools, campaigning with kids, and running for office when you have absolutely no extra time in your day. Who needs sleep?
You know, why not? Because I'm 28 years old, I'm smart, I'm a female, and I've got a young new perspective that people should listen to.
In this special ALL CAPS Extra Special Episode, Emily talks to Brianna Pierce about her application to be on one of NYE's Community Boards! And Brianna's burgeoning run for office! And what happens when the incumbent you're challenging is in the same party you are! We're VERY EXCITED and MOTIVATED in this episode! YAY!
Just trust me, I can do the impossible. It's no big deal.
In Episode 3, Emily interviews Danielle Pellett (twice!), who is running for Congress in Dallas, TX. They talk New Deal, trans rights, and doing the impossible. All in a day's work, amirite?