The Witness Hillary Project with Rebecca Pronsky

In this episode, Jessy and Rebekah talk to Rebecca Pronsky – the folk singer turned singing political fundraiser.

  • 00:00:45: Here is a New York Times article that breaks down seven different ways that Alabama has made it harder for people to vote. But also, check out Carol Anderson’s new book, One Person, No Vote: How Voter Suppression is Destroying our Democracy. She was interviewed by Trevor Noah on The Daily Show so you can find her interview there as well.
  • 03:11: Here is a link to buy Rebecca’s album!
  • 03:20: Here is a link to buy tickets to see Rebecca’s show, Hillary Clinton’ Song Cycle: Witness! It will be at the New York International Fringe Festival on October 13, 14, 17, 20 and 21 and at the Charm City Fringe Festival on November 8, 9, 10 and 11!
  • 06:00: Here is a photo from the magical day we met Rebecca.
  • 07:00: Here is a link to Liuba Gretchen Shirley’s campaign website where you can donate to her campaign and read about where she stands on the issues (pro-choice, equal pay for women and POC, common sense gun reform, etc.) . She is running against Peter King who voted to repeal the Affordable Care Act, is anti-choice and supported Trump’s travel ban.
  • 07:15: And here is Alessandra Biaggi’s website. She is for single payer health care, wants to help New York’s elderly and is pro-choice.
  • 07:40: Here is a New York Times article about the Independent Democratic Conference (IDC). This group consisted of a group of 8 rogue state senators who broke with their party and collaborated with the Republicans. We voted 6 of the 8 out in the primaries.
  • 09:15: And finally, Zellnor Myrie!
  • 11:30: Rebekah’s brain is made of swiss cheese. She was trying to think of John Edwards who ran in 2004 and 2008. He was John Kerry’s running mate in 2004. And the big scandal? An affair. His wife was dying of cancer at the time (she passed in 2010) and he went on trial for violating campaign contribution laws when he tried to cover up his affair. It certainly wasn’t great, but this is like peanuts compared to the shit people let Trump get away with. Oh, how things have changed.
  • 13:00: Here is an article about the abortion issue.
  • 19:15: We are sorry for any loss of life but we were not sorry that Scalia could not serve on the Supreme Court post mortem. Sorry not sorry.
  • 24:00: Here is a link to Motivote! In the interest of full disclosure, they are on Shine Registry, which More Banana (our production company) is now partnering with! The fact that Rebecca Pronsky knows them is actually a total coincidence.
  • 25:00: Here again is a link to buy tickets to see Rebecca’s show, Hillary Clinton’ Song Cycle: Witness! It will be at the New York International Fringe Festival on October 13, 14, 17, 20 and 21 and at the Charm City Fringe Festival on November 8, 9, 10 and 11!
  • 25:30: You can find Rebecca
  • 27:40: Here is the list we read of all the MALE judiciary members for the GOP:
    • Chuck Grassley of Iowa is up in 2022
    • Lindsey Graham of South Carolina is up in 2020
    • John Cornyn of Texas is up in 2020
    • Mike Lee of Utah is up in 2022
    • Ted Cruz of Texas is up this year
    • Ben Sasse of Nebraska is up in 2020
    • Mike Crapo of Idaho is up in 2022
    • Thom Tillis of North Carolina is up in 2020
    • John Kennedy Louisiana is up in 2022
    • Orrin Hatch of Utah and Jeff Flake of Arizona are both retiring at the end of their terms
  • 29:15: Here is an interview with Jeff Flake and Jake Tapper after Flake’s announcement that he will retire at the end of this term.
  • 30:00: Here is Beto’s campaign site. You can donate to him! And learn about his politics. Here is the viral video where he supports NFL players right to protest.
  • 32:00: Here is our episode about Larry Nassar  and the USA Gymnastics sex abuse scandal.
  • 34:30: Here is a link to Nate Silver’s fivethirtyeight
  • 34:46: Here is Paula Jean Swearengin’s wiki! Give that a go.
  • 41:00: Here’s that CrowdPac site in case you wanna throw some of your money in that race.
  • 43:40: Rebekah said the House, she meant the Senate.

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