Elect Women: Laphonza Butler
Thursday, March 16th, 2023
Laphonza Butler is President of Emily’s List, an organization that aims to help elect pro-choice democratic women to office. We're inspired by the organization's motto to "reject apathy and the status quo. Repeat daily." We discuss how women bring the challenges and dreams of their community to the policymaking table.
Running for office is perhaps the ultimate form of civic participation. Bringing more women to policy making discussions is crucial, but it takes women to be asked at least seven times before they choose to run for office. In addition, we have to pay extra attention to women as voters. We need to ask and answer the question of whether women will elect women to office.
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Host: Mila Atmos
Guests: Laphonza Butler
Executive Producer: Mila Atmos
Producers: Zack Travis and Sara Burningham