Have you been drowning in national news, while wondering WTF is going on in New York State politics? Fear no more — on the first of each month, Anat, Elissa, and Danielle will help you digest the biggest national political headlines of the previous month, as well as local New York State news. They’ll close out with The Breakdown, in which they’ll tackle one of the hottest topics of the month in women’s lives and lay out all the facts.
FACTS ARE IMPORTANT.
On WOMEN WHO POD, we promise to always cite where we get our facts and stats. Check out the links below for further reading on everything we talk about.
Air date: 2/5/18
- Stats and more stats on the attendance of the Women’s Marches
- The study by Erika Chenoweth (University of Denver) and Jeremy Pressman (UConn) about the rise of protests in the US over the last year
- The U.S.’s ranking in the “Best Countries” list has fallen under the Trump administration
- Trump’s White House has had the greatest senior staff turnover of any administration in the last 50 years
- Republicans sneak an extra $31 billion in tax cuts into the new temporary spending bill
- Paul Ryan got $500,000 in campaign donations from the Koch Brothers after passing the tax reform bill
- A Politico/Morning Consult poll found that 41% of Americans would blame Republicans for a government shutdown
- What else is in the temporary spending bill passed on 1/22?
- Huffington Post names NY’s Senate Race one of the Top 10 Democratic Primaries to Watch
- Jessica Ramos and Alessandra Biaggi, two Democratic women, file to run against IDC Senators in NYC districts
- Biaggi will run against IDC leader Jeff Klein, who was accused of sexual misconduct by a former aide
- The CDC’s stats on sexual assault
- Chris Christie gets blocked from using the VIP entrance at Newark 🙂
Anat Maytal, a litigation associate in the New York offices of Baker Hostetler LLP and the President of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Bar Association, has always been passionate about women’s issues. She has taken on pro bono work for HER JUSTICE, which provides legal assistance to low-income women who are victims of domestic violence. She previously worked at the National Women’s Law Center in Washington, DC, was Co-President of the Women’s Law Association at Boston University School of Law, and on the board of the Coalition Against Sexual Violence at Harvard University.
Danielle DeMatteo is a producer and writer who has worked on over a dozen Broadway shows and is committed to seeing women represented accurately and equally in the arts. She founded SheNYC Arts, an organization promoting gender parity in the New York City theater scene. It produces the annual SheNYC Summer Theater Festival, the city’s only program devoted to producing full-length plays and musicals by female writers, now expanding to L.A. in 2018. She joined the Women’s March movement to ensure that women’s voices continue to be heard, both onstage and off.
Elissa Ha is a marketing associate and activist living in Brooklyn. Originally from Lancaster, Pennsylvania, she moved to New York City to attend NYU in 2010 and has since called this city her home. As a queer-identifying child of Vietnamese refugees from the ‘burbs, Elissa is passionate about intersectionality. Her activism has led to her volunteer with Raising Women’s Voices, Planned Parenthood, and now the Women’s March on Washington. She is working (and marching) to protect her own rights, but also the rights, safety, and agency of her family, friends, and each person that is struggling to exist in this world.