September 15, 2020
Louise Snodgrass is a 25-year-old, progressive, working-class, queer person running in the state of South Dakota. She decided to run for office in early 2020 after the legislature pushed harsh anti-transgender legislation. Since the COVID-19 pandemic started, she has turned her campaign upside down and is using tools never before used by a campaign.
In this podcast, Louise talks about the stresses for young people and the LGBTQ+ community and how to be an advocate and ally. She talks about the divisions in South Dakota politics, the local needs of her district, and encouraging other young people to run for office.
Listen and subscribe to the podcast today and follow Louise on Twitter at @lou4sd
September 3, 2020
The final state to be profiled on the You Should Run Podcast is the First State - Delaware. In this episode, Kyle Evans Gay talks about her run for State Senate in Delaware, her motivations for running, the major changes to campaigning during COVID-19 and also how her campaign message has not had to change as much as you'd think during the pandemic.
Since this is Delaware, we also discuss Joe Biden and the unique politics of the state. It may be a "Safe Democratic" state in terms of national politics, but the politics are not the same throughout the three counties.
Kyle also discusses how a lack of listening from elected officials inspires people like her to run for office. Maybe YOU will be inspired to run for office too.
Follow Kyle at her website www.kylefordelaware.com and on Twitter @kyleevansgay
August 31, 2020
The You Should Run Podcast goes further than it ever has before with the first guest from Hawaii. In this episode, State Representative Nicole Lowen talks about the unique issues and politics of The Aloha State.
From Climate Change to COVID-19 to homelessness, Nicole Lowen explains how each issue impacts Hawaii and how each is challenging to address as an island state. She also explains passing legislation in a state dominated by Democrats.
After Hawaii, there is only one state left on the You Should Run Podcast, so you will not want to miss this episode! Listen, share, and subscribe today.
August 28, 2020
The countdown to 50 states (plus DC) continues with the first You Should Run Podcast discussion from Idaho.
In this podcast, Shelby Rognstad talks about running for mayor of Sandpoint, ID. As mayor, Shelby has many unique opportunities and challenges, some expected and many unexpected. Shelby discusses the beauty of Idaho, new residents moving from other states, local conflicts regarding guns, and helping his community during COVID-19.
Listen, share, subscribe and learn more about the interesting state of Idaho.
August 25, 2020
In 2020, people are focused on who we send to Washington, DC. In this You Should Run Podcast, the topic is Washington, DC itself.
Markus Batchelor is a Young Elected Official who served on the Board of Education and he is now running as a candidate for DC Council at-large. In this podcast, we discuss how national issues impact DC locally. Markus provides an essential perspective on running for office, education equality, policing, Black Lives Matter, and more.
Listen, share, subscribe and follow Markus on Twitter @MarkusforDC
August 18, 2020
Juli Briskman became famous after being photographed giving the Trump motorcade the middle finger while she was riding her bike, but her impressive background and knowledge of complex global issues actually goes back decades.
In this You Should Run Podcast, Juli Briskman talks about that moment that made her famous and, more importantly, what she has been doing ever since to improve her community, including successfully running for Supervisor in Loudoun County in Virginia. Juli discusses why her knowledge of global issues made her particularly disgusted by Donald Trump, how she got involved in Democratic campaigns in 2018 and then ran for office herself. As you listen, you'll learn about what Juli has been able to do as a Supervisor and why local offices can make such a direct difference in people's lives.
Juli ends the conversation talking about the bright future of Virginia politics, Black Lives Matter, and moving past Virginia's Confederate roots.
Listen, share, review, and think about running for office wherever you live!
August 11, 2020
Tabitha Isner ran for Congress in Alabama, knowing it would be an uphill climb. But in this You Should Run Podcast, Tabitha has a lot of positive things to say about taking on big political challenges, and some of the big things that are happening in her state. From the election of Doug Jones to the resurgence of an active Democratic Party, Alabama has more going for it in 2020 than many would guess.
In this episode, we discuss a progressive voice in faith, the importance of building political infrastructure, and, of course, why YOU should run for office. Follow Tabitha on Twitter @TabithaK
August 4, 2020
It's the first Vermont episode of the You Should Run Podcast and it's a big one as Lieutenant Governor David Zuckerman joins to talk about his legislative career promoting a variety of progressive issues. In this episode, we discuss how David came to run for office as a young candidate in the early 1990's, being at the forefront of some big issues throughout his time in the state legislature, the Bernie Sanders influence on the state, and why he's currently running for Governor.
Of course, no podcast about being in office these days is complete without a discussion on the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Listen, share, and subscribe now and make sure to follow the podcast on Facebook for regular Facebook live stream discussions as well at: https://www.facebook.com/YouShouldRunPodcast
July 28, 2020
It's the first Utah You Should Run Podcast!
Derek Kitchen made history in Utah with a lawsuit challenging the state's ban on gay marriage. After serving on council in Salt Lake City, he went on to run for and win a seat on the Utah State Senate. In this podcast, he talks about the impact that his lawsuit had on marriage equality, the value of local office and focusing on neighborhood issues, the divide between Republicans in his state legislature, and why YOU should run for office. We also discuss our favorite Lebanese dishes, skate parks, and more.
Listen, subscribe, share, and make sure to follow Derek on Twitter at @derekkitchen
July 21, 2020
Belinda Drake is a Progressive Democratic candidate for Indiana State Senate District 32. She has worked for Democratic causes and candidates for many years before becoming a candidate herself in 2020.
In this You Should Run Podcast, Belinda Drake shares her insight on the current state of politics as she runs for office in Indiana. She discusses her family's influence on her views, running for office and making change as a black woman who is also LGBT, and how she plans to create change in her state legislature if elected. Now she is asking her community to "Believe in Belinda."
Take time to listen to Belinda's perspective, story, and drive and follow her on Twitter @iambelindadrake