Dana Nessel (#VoterHerIn, Episode 62) (Two Broads Talking Politics podcast)

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Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel has been at the center of some of the biggest events of this historic year across the United States and in Michigan: the pandemic, voting rights challenges, the Flint water crisis, passing safe gun legislation, immigration and hate crime matters, and the prosecution of sex offenders, including the gymnastics staff at Michigan State.

Nessel, only the second woman to serve as Michigan Attorney General (the first was now federal Energy Secretary, Jennifer Granholm), who was elected in 2018−she is one of “those women from Michigan”−is a former civil rights attorney and Wayne County (Detroit) assistant prosecutor. “She is also the first openly gay person and first openly LGBTQ person elected to statewide office in Michigan.”

Join us for this very special #VoteHerIn videocast for #WomensHistoryMonth for a visit and discussion with Attorney General Nessel about what serving in executive governmental office is like (not many women do, or have); her biggest policy and legal challenges, and how she addresses them; her takeaways from this last and unique year; what she plans to focus on in 2021; and her advice for young women lawyers who want to follow in her footsteps.

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Rebecca Sive. Rebecca has been a feminist community organizer, speaker, and writer since her college days advocating for reproductive rights. Rebecca has been a public official, a founder and leader of numerous national and Illinois women’s and social justice organizations, and an advisor to numerous candidates for public office. She is the author of Vote Her In: Your Guide to Electing Our First Woman President and Every Day Is Election Day: A Woman’s Guide to Winning Any Office, from the PTA to the White House.
Kelly. Born on the 4th of July, Kelly has always been a firecracker, leading a revolution of girls sitting at the boys’ lunch table in 2nd grade and founding Young Independents in high school. Since earning her Masters, Kelly has spent the past 15 years as a university administrator. In the fall of 2017, Kelly co-created the Two Broads Talking Politics Podcast with her friend Sophy. As producer and co-host, Kelly quickly built the podcast into a nationally recognized interview show, featuring Democratic candidates, activists, and authors around the country. She lives in Chicago with her husband & two sons.

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