May 13, 2021
Michigan is at the epicenter of American politics and young voters were critical to the outcome of the 2020 election. That makes newly elected Michigan State Rep Mary Cavanagh the perfect guest for the You Should Run Podcast.
In this episode, Mary Cavanagh talks about running for office as a young person finishing school, why young people should be involved in the political process, her family history and how that provides guidance for her, the state of political division in Michigan and how she can use her position to make important deals that help her community.
Oh, and she talks about why YOU should run for office too!
Listen, share, and subscribe and follow Mary on Twitter @RepCavanagh10
May 6, 2021
He has worked with notable political leaders like Congressman Jamie Raskin and Stacey Abrams, but now Sam Park is focusing on working for the people of Georgia. In this You Should Run Podcast, Rep. Park talks about how hard work from candidates and organizers has changed the political landscape in Georgia, and how that same hard work helped him win a seat in the legislature. We talk about the importance of youth involvement in politics, taking no win for granted, and the challenges posed by the Republican Party today, not just in Georgia, but in state legislatures everywhere.
You will not want to miss this You Should Run Podcast from possibly the most important state politically from the past year. Listen and share and make sure to follow Rep. Park on Twitter @SamforGeorgia
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April 28, 2021
Idaho has one of the most conservative legislatures in the country, but Democratic Minority leader Ilana Rubel has shown how to effectively get things done or, if needed, prevent bad legislation when possible. In this You Should Run Podcast, Representative Rubel talks about her improbable journey to the Idaho legislature, advocating for children and families, and why the person you elect is more important than just which party they represent.
Representative Rubel has been constructively outspoken on many issues, and has found ways to highlight the effects of legislation. In this podcast, we also learn about her connections to Pennsylvania and to US Senator Elizabeth Warren.
Listen, share, and subscribe now and make sure to follow Rep. Rubel on Twitter @ilanarubel
April 21, 2021
Susie Ratsavong is running for local office in Springfield, PA and she hopes to encourage you to run for office too! In this episode, we discuss the decision making process to start a campaign, promoting diversity in public life, addressing anti-Asian hate following the pandemic, and how running for office can be rewarding and fun. After listening to this episode, you will see why everyone should consider joining the political process to help their community.
April 14, 2021
The name is Rosecrants, Jacob Rosecrants. NOT Rosencrants. But besides the common misunderstanding of his name, people also may not understand the story about how this educator won an election to the Oklahoma State House as a Democrat in a traditionally conservative area, all while staying true and honest to his progressive values.
In this You Should Run Podcast, Jacob Rosecrants talks about his unique journey to the legislature, campaigning during a pandemic, making a name for himself across party lines as the education guy, and why YOU should run for office too.
Listen and share now and follow Jacob on Twitter @jacobrosecrants
April 6, 2021
Over 100 people have spoken on the You Should Run Podcast, but few have been as strongly in favor of running for office as Katie Rosenberg, Mayor of Wausau, Wisconsin. Before becoming Mayor, Katie also served in government on the county level and worked on nursing home issues, experience that became very useful during the COVID-19 pandemic.
In this podcast, Katie Rosenberg discusses how she navigates the political divide in Wisconsin, why local government and planning commissions are actually really exciting issues, and why more people should run for office at all levels of government. And if you are interested in running or have recently won an election, she is ready to help or just cheer you on through your journey. Follow on Twitter @katierosenberg
March 30, 2021
State Representative Jessica Karjala is fighting an uphill battle as a progressive Democrat in Montana, but he is determined to fight. In this You Should Run Podcast, Representative Karjala talks about knocking on doors for her first campaign, the privilege that exist in state legislatures, standing up for the marginalized, and the sincere human cost and benefit of issues like expanding Medicaid and helping people with disabilities.
Representative Karjala has interesting things to say about voter suppression and the direction of politics, but she ends on a message of hope for new candidates. Listen, share, and follow her on Facebook and on Twitter @JessicaLKarjala
March 23, 2021
She is running for office in Round Rock, Texas, but before Janneke Parrish can win, she's going to share her story and ideas with the You Should Run Podcast.
In this episode, Janneke shares her hopeful vision for Round Rock, ideas for infrastructure, incentivizing businesses to come to her town, and inspiring more people to run for office. Janneke is excited for Round Rock and hopefully you will be excited to run for office too after listening to her on the You Should Run Podcast today.
Follow her on Twitter @JannekeParrish
March 16, 2021
Rui Xu never planned to get into elected office, but the rise of Donald Trump motivated him to jump into the process and run for State Representative in Kansas in 2018 and win. As he discusses in this You Should Run Podcast, Rui won by being the hardest working person in the race and, even as a member of the minority party, he continues to be hard at work forging alliances in the legislature and getting into the details of every bill. Even though his political career is still young, Rui has spent his adult life trying to improve the world.
Listen to Rui's story and share our discussion and make sure to follow him on Twitter @RuiXuKS
March 9, 2021
You've seen many TV shows filmed in Culver City, but how much do you know about the real Culver City? In this You Should Run Podcast, Mayor Alex Fisch talks about some of the challenges and opportunities in his city, including important issues like climate change and affordable housing. Mayor Fisch is leading his city out of the COVID pandemic with a lot of optimism and excitement to encourage more people to move to Culver City. Find out why in this new You Should Run Podcast and follow Mayor Fisch on Twitter @AlexFischCC