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Broadcast veteran Stephan Cox hosts this weekly program, which launched in February of 2017. The show features interviews and discussions with thought leaders, political figures, activists, and journalists, with the aim of informing and inspiring the progressive community across the state. Contact the show at indivisiblepodcast@gmail.com
 
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Our town hall with Congressman Adam Smith. As the 117th Congress has been in session for 100 days, it’s a good time to check in with him on a range of issues, including his assessment of President Biden’s performance in office thus far, democracy reform, income inequality, and more. And then, in his capacity as the chair of the House Armed Services…
 
On this week's panel, Stephan is joined by Shasti Conrad (Chair of the King County Democrats) and Will Casey (Managing Partner, Left Wing Digital) to discuss how the president has redefined bipartisanship by focusing less on elected officials and more on the voters themselves. Then, Afghanistan combat veteran and Indivisible member Chris Franco joi…
 
Chris Franco is an Afghanistan combat veteran and an Indivisible member. He joins us to talk about President Biden's move to effectively end the longest war in American history. Franco is currently a candidate for King County Council in district 9: https://www.francoforkingcounty.com/Stephan Cox
 
Our town hall with Indivisibles and Democratic party leaders in red and rural districts throughout the state. We center their work, both their organizing and electoral work, and explore some of the ways that Indivisibles in blue and purple areas can come together to help advance the work being done by our friends in these districts.Our guests are:-…
 
Congresswoman Suzan DelBene represents Washington’s 1st Congressional District, and she also currently serves as the Vice Chair on the House Ways and Means committee, and the Select Revenue Measures and Trade Subcommittees. She joins us for a talk about COVID relief, Biden’s infrastructure plan, the THRIVE agenda, the For the People Act, the perman…
 
Many Indivisibles here in Washington are saying that there is just an almost overwhelming number of things that need action right now. The legislative session is in its final days, so we’re working to push some bills across the finish line—and making sure others go down. And then, at the federal level, there are things like S1, DC statehood, ending…
 
Shasti Conrad (Chair, King County Democrats) and Will Casey (Managing Partner, Left Wing Digital) join Stephan to discuss Biden’s infrastructure package—what’s in it, why it’s imperative, and why many progressives are saying it needs to go even further.And then, in the second half of the show, Will talks with two local activists, Alicia Busch and T…
 
If we weren't aware of how much we need fully-funded public health programs before the pandemic, we very much are now. We speak with executive director of the Washington State Public Health Association, Jeff Ketchel, about how Washington can make vital improvements in public health, starting with the push in the legislature to establish permanent f…
 
This week, we discuss the situation at the southern border--the humanitarian toll, the dynamics that bring about this cyclical influx, the media's coverage and their push for "balance," and thoughts on how we can take specific action.In the second half, we check in with one of the House members leading the charge on police reform, 30th LD Represent…
 
The ARP is already benefiting tens of millions of Americans, with checks arriving in mailboxes and bank accounts. Stephan Cox, Will Casey, and Shasti Conrad talk about how the Democrats can and must take credit for it.Also, Shasti speaks about Tuesday's killings in Atlanta of six Asian-American women with 34th LD state senator Joe Nguyễn, andToshik…
 
Want to know where things stand with state legislation on climate, healthcare, police accountability, progressive taxation, and more, but haven't had the time to follow it all?This show is for you! We bring you a midterm report on this year’s legislative session—what bills made it and which didn’t, and which will need our help getting over the fini…
 
Looking for an easy way to stay engaged with calls to action that are tailored to your precise interests? Learn more about the Take Action Network with the program's creator, Daniel Weise, and Washington Indivisible and Indivisible Eastside steering committee member, Louise Pathe.Show Notes:Take Action Network: https://www.takeaction.network/To lea…
 
Stephan, Will, and Shasti talk this week about how progressive taxation seems to be having a moment, both on national stage, with Elizabeth Warren and Pramila Jayapal's Wealth Tax Act, and also here in WA, with a number of progressive bills that have an actual shot in the legislature.Guest: Rich Smith, writer for The StrangerCalls to Action:Working…
 
Did you know that WA insurance companies currently use credit scores as a way to determine how much they charge for your coverage?Senator Mona Das (LD 47), WA State Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler, and Governor Inslee's Senior Policy Adviser RaShelle Davis join us to discuss the fight to save a bill that would prevent insurance companies from …
 
Passing HR1, killing the filibuster, and saving democracy, with William Casey (Managing Partner of Left Wing Digital) and Shasti Conrad (Chair of the King County Democrats).Plus, Rich Smith of The Stranger joins us to talk about the fight to save a bill in the legislature that would prohibit insurance companies in WA from using credit scores to det…
 
Today, elevating women of color to positions of leadership with a benefit concert featuring Chaka Khan, Andra Day, and a jaw-dropping lineup of local talent, including the amazing Lady A, who joins the show today, along with Lavender Rights Project Executive Director Jaelyn Scott, and also Shasti Conrad, co-founder of the organization making this a…
 
Most progressives agree that the way that we do taxation in Washington State is fundamentally wrong. The burden falls on the people who can least afford it. The good news is, we may finally be taking some steps toward fixing that in this year’s legislative session.In this town hall, we’re joined by three of the state’s most prominent voices in the …
 
Under the Trump administration, hate, extremism, and white nationalism grew dramatically, but the insurrection at the nation’s Capitol seemed to signal something else. The Southern Poverty Law Center, which tracks the activity of hate groups, just released their annual Year in Hate and Extremism report for 2020, and this one features a three-part s…
 
It's been one week since the Senate voted to acquit Donald Trump, which has led to a civil war in the GOP, one that has reached our borders here in Washington in the form of Jaime Herrera Beutler and Loren Culp. We discuss the situation with Shasti Conrad (Chair of King County Democrats) and Will Casey (Left Wing Media).…
 
Senator Patty Murray joins us for a wide-ranging town hall discussion, touching on everything from Trump’s acquittal to the state of the GOP, the COVID rescue package, her essential work in the pandemic recovery as the new chair of the Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee, and her thoughts on the filibuster.…
 
This week, we revisit our January conversation with Indivisible co-founders, Leah Greenberg and Ezra Levin, discussing their blueprint for the new Democratic trifecta. “Indivisible Guide: A Practical Guide for Fixing Our Democracy,” offers lessons from the past, and whole lot of directives for a new and better future. This was recorded live on Satu…
 
A growing number of sheriffs across the state and the country, have taken it upon themselves to decide which public safety laws they’re going to enforce, and which ones they won’t. Snohomish County Sheriff Adam Fortney is refusing to enforce laws around gun safety and the pandemic.The Recall Fortney Campaign, being led by my guest Colin McMahon is …
 
Chris Franco is a Ranger-qualified combat veteran who currently works as in key leadership for King County at the forefront of racial equity issues and the COVID response. He's just announced his run for King County Council in District 9, and he joins us on the pod to talk about his vision for proactive, empathetic leadership in government.Links:We…
 
In this Deep Dive Town Hall Series, we tackle the climate crisis. Representatives from three Washington join us to talk about their respective legislative agendas, and what their goals and hopes are for this year’s session. With:- Jamie Ptacek, Lead Organizer of the Washington Can’t Wait Campaign with the land-use organization, Futurewise- Lauren B…
 
Today's pod is all about how progressive taxation can fix the most upside-down tax structure in America. Washington State’s tax system is broken, and Rep. Noel Frame has devoted much of her time in the state legislature to fixing it. In her capacity as the newly appointed chair of the House Finance Committee, she joins us to talk about the history …
 
As we transition into a new era with a Biden presidency and a Democratic trifecta(!), many progressives are wondering what happens next.Today's podcast is a town hall with Indivisible co-founders and co-executive directors, Leah Greenberg and Ezra Levin, discuss “Indivisible Guide: A Practical Guide for Fixing Our Democracy,” brand-new guide offeri…
 
In partnership with the Washington Indivisible Network, we bring you our Deep Dive Town Hall Series, learning about key issues Indivisibles care about.Today, a look at the legislative agenda for Washington for Black Lives a black-led, multiracial coalition here in the state. We’re joined by three of its members, Kamau Chege (Director of the Washing…
 
Today, two of our state’s top Democrats join us to discuss, well, everything that’s happened since the beginning of year. Shasti Conrad, Chair of the King County Democrats, and Will Casey, Communications Director for the Washington State Democrats, weigh in on the inauguration, President Biden’s first day in office, and what we can be pushing for a…
 
In partnership with the Washington Indivisible Network and Indivisible Tacoma, we bring you our Deep Dive Town Hall Series, learning about key issues Indivisibles care about.Today, we break down how the budgeting process works in the Washington State Legislature, and why it matters. In the words of our guest, 45th LD State Senator Manka Dhingra, bu…
 
In partnership with the Washington Indivisible Network and Indivisible Tacoma, we bring you our Insider Town Hall Series, speaking with key decision-makers in Congress and the state legislature about issues Indivisibles care about.Today, Congressman Rick Larsen. In our wide-ranging discussion, we talk about his experiences during the insurrection, …
 
In partnership with the Washington Indivisible Network and Indivisible Tacoma, we bring you our Deep Dive Town Hall Series, learning about key issues Indivisibles care about.Today, we break down the legislative process and how laws are made in the Washington State Legislature with former 41st LD state representative, Marcie Maxwell. She unpacks the…
 
Today, we check in with national Indivisible’s director of democracy policy, Meagan Hatcher Mays, about the upcoming week of action, The People Lead, about the Democrats’ huge win in Georgia, and we also talk about the insurrection in our nation’s capital (words I never thought I’d say), and its fallout and potential consequences.…
 
In partnership with the Washington Indivisible Network and Indivisible Tacoma, we bring you our Insider Town Hall Series, speaking with key decision-makers in Congress and the state legislature about issues Indivisibles care about.Today, Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal. As the Chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, she has occupied a central …
 
In partnership with the Washington Indivisible Network and Indivisible Tacoma, we bring you our Insider Town Hall Series, speaking with key decision-makers in Congress and the state legislature about issues Indivisibles care about.Today, 8th CD Congresswoman Dr. Kim Schrier. As the only physician representing our state (and as the only woman doctor…
 
In conjunction with the Washington Indivisible Network Indivisible Tacoma, and Indivisible Eastside, we bring you our Insider Town Hall Series, speaking with key decision-makers in Congress and the state legislature about issues Indivisibles care about.Today, a discussion with 9th CD Congressman Adam Smith. He is the Chair of the Armed Services Com…
 
The 2021 Re-Wire Virtual Policy Conference happens this Thursday, December 10, and it features lawmakers and other insiders discussing everything from policy issues on racism, climate, and the pandemic, to the challenges over this year’s budget. It’s being presented Washington State Wire, an online news source for all things Washington politics, an…
 
In our new Insider series, we will be talking with committee and caucus members in both the House and the Senate about these key issues in order to learn what their priorities are, hear what they feel can get accomplished in 2021, and then talk about how we as activists can best work together with them to achieve our common goals.Join us for this i…
 
The one thing everyone can agree on in the GA Senate runoff is that money is needed on the ground. So Olympia Indivisible is sponsoring a Facebook livestream concert to benefit Black Voters Matter's Can't Stop Won't Stop campaign. It is called, appropriately enough, Georgia on My Mind.The concert will be on Sunday, December 6th, at 5:30 PM Pacific,…
 
With the presidential election behind us, all eyes turning to Georgia, specifically toward the two Senate runoff races that will determine control of the Senate, and with it, the possibility of Indivisibles and Democrats alike being able to enact our agenda of democracy reform across the board.It’s going to take a lot of work to win, and members he…
 
Today, we wrap up the November 3rd election, looking at results, and the narratives emerging about those results, at the federal level and back here at the state and local level. We also take a hard look at how we can defeat Trumpism over the coming months and years, how we avoid intraparty fractures, and especially how we keep our fellow activists…
 
For Indivisible, last Tuesday’s election was the culmination for four years of work. It has given us a lot to celebrate, some things to assess, and a chance to consider what is next, both in the days and weeks leading up to President-elect Biden’s inauguration on January 20th, and then into 2021 and beyond.We are joined by Indivisible co-founders, …
 
Because of the pandemic, our state is facing a projected $4.4 billion budget shortfall over the next three years. In the upcoming legislative session, Republicans are expected to push for so-called austerity measures, which disproportionately impact people of color and the working class. Democratic Senator Joe Nguyen (LD 34) is actively pushing bac…
 
With the runoff set for two Senate seats in GA, Indivisibles in WA are understandably excited about getting involved. For the moment, though, we are being asked to give leaders on the ground in GA a little bit of time to formulate a game plan.In the meantime, we have some crucial action we can take to help our fellow Indivisibles in CA, curing ball…
 
For our final podcast before Tuesday’s election, we speak with the very first guest on this show, Chris Petzold. She is the leader of Indivisible Washington’s 8th district.We talk about the group’s achievements over the years, including flipping its congressional seat from red to blue, and we also discuss what may lie ahead post-election, no matter…
 
As part of our town hall series in partnership with the Washington Indivisible Network and Indivisible Tacoma, we speak with 1st district Congresswoman Suzan DelBene, who joins us for a wide-ranging discussion about her ongoing work on COVID relief and tech privacy, her thoughts on the election, and what may be possible in a Democratic Washington, …
 
As part of our town hall series in partnership with the Washington Indivisible Network and Indivisible Tacoma, we speak with 6th district Congressman Derek Kilmer, who joins us for a wide-ranging discussion, touching on concerns about the upcoming election, COVID safety and relief, the climate, and what Democrats may be able to achieve in a post-Tr…
 
With emotions around the election at their peak right now, we check in today with therapist Jennifer Young. She is a trauma specialist, and she's also a leader with Indivisible Action Tampa Bay. This discussion covers a lot. We talk about anxiety, anger, how or even if to repair broken relationships, and how to keep going in the face of exhaustion.…
 
Director of King County Elections, Julie Wise, is here to answer your questions about early voting, ballot tracking, and especially election security issues here in Washington. She also has potentially great news about when we’ll be getting election results this year.https://voter.votewa.gov/WhereToVote.aspxTheme music from filmmusic.io"Pure Joy" b…
 
With this presidential race hinging on driving voter turnout, reaching the so-called low-propensity voter has never been more crucial, whether they’re friends or relatives, or people you encounter while phone or text banking. We speak today with Rachel Miller, whose recent piece for Vice speaks with a series of experts about how to reach the apathe…
 
What happens if (or more likely, when) Trump refuses to accept the results of the November election? Protect the Results is a coalition of national organizations led by Indivisible and Stand Up America that is dedicated to coordinating nationwide, daily, nonviolent protests until all the votes are counted.We speak with Indivisible’s Chief Communica…
 
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