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Welcome to the Voter Intel Ok podcast,Voter Intel Ok is an information gathering source for voters who want to know about Oklahoma candidates and issues related to the state. A weekly newsletter will be emailed containing candidate highlights, state issues information, and links for your research.
 
If the 2016 election taught us anything, it's that politics and policy matter in our everyday lives. But what are those everyday lives about? The Voter Project talks to voters and Dreamers across America to hear their stories, what matters to them, and who they're supporting in the 2018 midterm elections.
 
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Dear Black Voter

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Local and state elections matter. If you're not voting with knowledge, you're not voting with power. Dear Black Voter is a six-part series on voter education. We dive into deadlines, statistics, the roles & duties of elected officials, key issues for African-American voters and so much more. New episodes are released every other Tuesday. This Chicago Urban League podcast is produced in partnership with journalist Dometi Pongo, our President and CEO Shari Runner and VP of External Affairs Cal ...
 
Audio from candidate forums hosted by the League of Women Voters of Oakland. The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan political organization encouraging informed and active participation in government. It influences public policy through education and advocacy. We never support or oppose any political party or candidate.
 
The murder of George Floyd created a moment of reflection and rededication to racial equality. But moments are ephemeral. Americans have a notoriously short attention span. How do we maintain momentum so that the moment becomes a movement? How do we translate the demands of protests into the domain of policy? Antiracist ideas are activated in antiracist policy, especially in local elections. We focus on criminal justice, economic justice, environmental justice, education, housing, health, im ...
 
Now hear this — Vulcan Productions and Show of Force are unleashing WE THE VOTERS, a collection of short films that offers quirky takes on the issues that define our generation — student debt, inequality, healthcare, immigration, media polarization, and more. Young people will build the future, and we deserve high-quality information that helps cut through the noise and make sense of the things that really matter. So we've recruited an awesome team of filmmakers, celebrities and comedians to ...
 
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This week’s Floating Voter podcast on Independent.ie took a look at how social media abuse should be tackled by the Government.Fianna Fáil’s Niamh Smyth and Sinn Féin’s Louise O’Reilly shared their own experiences of some of the hate they have received online.Deputy O’Reilly revealed that she was this week contacted by Gardaí who inquired about her…
 
Mary Lou McDonald should answer “detailed questions” on Sinn Féin’s internal voter database to ensure her party is not carrying out “Cold War” like profiling of Irish citizens, Labour Party leader Alan Kelly has said.Mr Kelly said revelations about Sinn Féin’s Abú system posed serious questions for Ms McDonald.Speaking on Independent.ie’s Floating …
 
Green Party Chairperson and Dublin Lord Mayor has admitted that while the chances of her winning a Seanad seat are slim, she has put herself forward for her daughter.Cllr Hazel Chu is in the running as an independent candidate for a seat on the Commercial and Industrial panel, having failed to secure the backing of her party.Following her move, the…
 
Sinn Féin is taking disciplinary action against councillor Paddy Holohan after he failed to remove a Facebook post supporting a salon owner who reopened in breach of Covid-19 restrictions. Senior Sinn Féin TD Pearse Doherty said there is a disciplinary procedure underway after Mr Holohan, who has previously been suspended from the party, failed to …
 
European nationalism has turned Ireland into “bureaucratic losers” in the race to vaccinate citizens, a Fianna Fáil TD has said.Outspoken Sligo-Leitrim deputy Marc MacSharry said the EU “made a balls” of procuring vaccines and insisted Ireland should explore other ways to increase supplySpeaking on the Floating voter podcast, Mr MacShary also sever…
 
The Taoiseach should receive the coronavirus vaccine ahead of Cabinet colleagues to travel to the US, according to a Fine Gael Junior Minister.Fine Gael Minister of State for Overseas Development Aid and Diaspora Colm Brophy said on Independent.ie’s Floating Voter podcast that Taoiseach Micheál Martin should be vaccinated to be able to travel to th…
 
Criticism of government is “jumped on and stamped down” by internal Green Party “enforcers”, a TD has claimed.She was speaking on the Independent.ie Floating Voter podcast about Cllr Peter Kavanagh’s statements after he left the party this week, where he stated that criticism of the party by members is viewed as “betrayal”.“That resonated with me a…
 
A Fine Gael senator has detailed her experience with Covid-19, which saw her isolated in her room for days on end while her young children cried out for their mother.Emer Currie tested positive for coronavirus in October. When she first started coughing, the Dublin politician did not believe she had been infected with the virus but went for a test …
 
'Hostility and aggression' amongst principals after Taoiseach announces plans for Leaving Certs to attend school three days a weekThere is “hostility” among principals in reaction to government plans to allow Leaving Certs to attend school for three days a week, according to education spokesperson for the Social Democrats and Dublin Central TD Gary…
 
The end of the year is nearly upon and what a year it has been in the world of politics. If your memory stretches back far enough you might remember we had a General Election which resulted in a historic coalition between Fianna Fáil, Fine Gael and the Green Party. Then there was a once in a life-time pandemic which shut down the entire planet.Ther…
 
Former Transport Minister Shane Ross has said Supreme Court Judge Seamus Woulfe should resign rather than face impeachment proceedings in the Dáil.Speaking on Independent.ie’s Floating Voter podcast, Mr Ross said his former Cabinet colleague should have resigned in August after it emerged he attended the controversial Oireachtas Golf Society Dinner…
 
Joy Marsh Stephens talks about the Minneapolis Truth and Reconciliation process. We know the statistics. There are opportunity gaps in education. By the fourth grade, 50% of all Minnesota children reach reading proficiency, only 31% of Black children are reading proficiently. Minnesota enjoys an 83% high school graduation rate overall, but a 67% gr…
 
A second wave of Covid-19 cases in nursing homes cannot be ruled out if the rate of community transmission remains high, HSE Chief Executive Paul Reid has warned.Speaking to Independent.ie’s Floating Voter podcast, Mr Reid said the first phase of the pandemic showed nursing homes in areas of high community transmission were the worst hit.In the exc…
 
Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe has insisted he is still an "advocate" for income tax cuts despite failing to include any significant reductions in the biggest spending budget in the history of the State.Speaking on the Floating Voter Budget Review, along with EY Ireland's Head of Tax, Kevin McLoughlin, the Minister said he will seek to give hard-…
 
Sinn Féin would spend a massive €88bn on unemployment payments, new hospitals beds and affordable homes in the Budget if they were in power - but the party’s housing spokesperson Eoin O’Broin insists the revenue is not coming from a ‘magic money tree’.In a special pre-Budget interview on this week’s Floating Voter podcast, Mr O’Broin talks through …
 
A complete transcript of the interview can be found here: https://antiracistvoter.com/devonna-pittman/ Want to be an antiracist voter? Educate yourself, and then vote all the way down the ballot. Who is your County Commissioner? Go ahead. Think about it. I’ll wait. There’s a good chance that you have no idea who your county commissioner is. And yet…
 
You can find a full transcript of the conversation here: https://antiracistvoter.com/jorge-vasquez/ Voting should be safe, simple, and exercised by every citizen. But, what happens when it is not? Pop quiz! When is the 2020 US election? If you said, Tuesday, November 3rd, ding, ding, ding, you’re right. I would have also accepted the answer, today,…
 
For extended show notes, see https://antiracistvoter.com/laz-ayala. We don’t have an illegal immigration problem. We have a systemic illegal employment problem. Picture this. It’s June 16, 2015. Lazaro “Laz” Ayala is standing in his living room. The speaker on the television is saying “When Mexico sends its people, they’re not sending their best. T…
 
Extended shown notes and a full transcript can be found here: https://antiracistvoter.com/lori-latrice-martin/ The term systemic racism is redundant. Racism is systemic. It is a multi-level, multi-dimensional system of oppression. On average, White families have a net worth of $171,000. The average Black family’s net worth is about one tenth of tha…
 
Green Party Cabinet Minister Roderic O'Gorman has called on EU Commissioner Phil Hogan to make a full statement on his attendance at an Oireachtas Golf Society event.Mr O'Gorman, the Children's Minister, said Mr Hogan will have to address his decision to attend the event which has led to resignation of Agriculture Minister Dara Calleary.Speaking on…
 
For Alberder Gillespie, the time is now. Alberder Gillespie is running for a seat in Congress, representing Minnesota’s 4th Congressional District. She’s been involved with the Democratic–Farmer–Labor (DFL) party for more than 17 years. “It was my job to get more Democrats elected,” Alberder explains. “I can say now that there are Democrats in the …
 
Kerry TD Michael Healy Rae will not force customers to wear masks or facing coverings in his shop as they become mandatory today.Mr Healy Rae said he will encourage people to wear them but said he will not become an “enforcer” and neither will his staff.Speaking on Independent.ie’s Floating Voter podcast, he said: “We are not going to be saying to …
 
For full show notes, see https://antiracistvoter.com/jesse-jannetta/ Without accountability, trust is impossible. Picture it: A police department that dedicates itself to trust-building reforms. They partner with the best thought leaders in the country. They train all sworn officers in procedural justice. Procedural justice is the way police intera…
 
Husniyah Dent Bradley was raised in South Minneapolis, in Minnesota House District 63B. She went to Minneapolis Public Schools - Standish Elementary School, Bancroft Elementary School, Folwell Junior High School, and North Community High School. Husniyah graduated from Spelman College in Atlanta, GA, with a B.S. degree in Chemistry in 1997. She wor…
 
Awareness of racism is the first step. Dawn Johnson helps White women to move from awareness, to ally, to an accomplice, to activist. Dawn Johnson describes herself as a leader, speaker, coach, motivator, and “a dope-ass black woman entrepreneur.” Through her company “White Elephant Consulting,” she works with White women who are ready to support B…
 
Fine Gael parliamentary party chairman Richard Bruton has hit out at the “hysterical” and “attack dog” Dáil debates which he says are being instigated by Opposition TDs.The former minister insisted the Government was correct to give more Dáil speaking time to coalition TDs who struggled to secure debating slots during the last administration.“There…
 
After every tragic death at the hands of the police, America rings her collective hands. Speeches are made. Policies are proposed, debated, and defeated. New leadership is appointed. Wash. Rinse. Repeat. The problems are often blamed on a few bad apples. However, there is a saying, culture eats strategy for breakfast. A bad culture will beat a good…
 
The time to act on systemic racism is now. The stakes are high. Do you know what to do to achieve racial equality in the United States? Most of us don’t. I don’t. But I want to know how. And I want to act. But what are the solutions? There’s a saying in the recovery movement. You’re only as sick as your secrets. The United States has kept systemic …
 
Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin has become defined by his “hatred” of Sinn Féin, a senior member of the party has claimed.Cavan/Monaghan TD Matt Carthy said Mr Martin has a “fixation” with Sinn Féin and voters do not know what else he stands for.Speaking to Independent.ie’s Floating Voter podcast, Mr Carthy said: “His own personal views of our pa…
 
Green Party TD Patrick Costello joined the Floating Voter to discuss the Government’s shambolic attempt to provide childcare services for frontline workers.Mr Costello, who is a scout leader, also discussed the damning report into child sex abuse allegations in Scouting Ireland.The Dublin Central TD said he believes the scouting organisation will b…
 
Minister for Older People Jim Daly has called on nursing homes to find ways to allow family members visit relatives during the Covid-19 crisis.Mr Daly, who is still the acting minister despite retiring from politics, said nursing homes should introduce perspex screens to allow people visit loved ones who are in their care.Speaking on Indpendent.ie’…
 
Fianna Fáil's education spokesperson Thomas Byrne has ramped up pressure on the Green Party saying there is a "huge opportunity" for them to implement their policies in the next government.However, Mr Byrne warned that if the Greens or another party do not join Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael's coalition a second general election will be called this year…
 
The Floating Voter team has recorded a special podcast on the political ramifications of the Government's Covid-19 emergency measures.Recorded remotely due to social distancing rules, Kevin Doyle was joined for by Philip Ryan and Hugh O'Connell to discuss the political reaction to the coronavirus.Indepenent.ie's Political Team debated whether the n…
 
Micheal Martin will remain Taoiseach if second general election is called before a government is formed, a new TD has said.Fianna Fáil TD Cormac Devlin said there was "no question" about Mr Martin's leadership and he had the backing of his party.Speaking on Independent.ie's Floating Voter podcast, Mr Devlin said: "If you're saying the election is i…
 
Sinn Féin TD Eoin Ó Broin has said he found Provisional IRA members who inflicted violence during The Troubles to be among the most committed to the Peace Process.During a wide-ranging interview on Independent.ie’s Floating Voter podcast, Mr Ó Broin also discussed watching a local Sinn Féin activist being shot by a loyalist terrorist.He also reveal…
 
Homework should be banned for primary school children, according to a newly elected Green Party TD.Dublin Central TD Neasa Hourigan said children should allowed go to the park or watch TV after school rather than spend hours doing homework.Speaking to Independent.ie's Floating Voter podcast, Ms Hourigan said "parents hate homework" and insisted she…
 
Newly elected Social Democrat TD Gary Gannon has revealed how sport saved him from a life of crime or drug addiction.The Dublin Central politician said playing for his local football team inspired him and his friends to avoid the troubles that have befallen many of those they grew up with.Speaking to Independent.ie’s Floating Voter podcast, Mr Gann…
 
Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin has accused the Central Bank of forcing people into rental accommodation rather than home ownership.Mr Martin launched the astonishing attack on the financial regulator and also targeted the Department of Housing with just days to go before the country goes to the polls.Speaking to Independent.ie's 'Floating Voter'…
 
In this episode former finance minister Michael Noonan joins his successor Paschal Donohoe to discuss Fine Gael’s faltering election strategy.During what is a rare interview, Mr Noonan wades into the election debate, arguing Fianna Fáil or Sinn Féin can manage the economy.He also talks about the highs and lows of his 39 years in Leinster House and …
 
It’s time to make up your mind. Polling is just seven days away and you may not get to have your say again for another five years.To help focus your mind before you make that big decision the Floating Voter podcast has analysed the winners and losers of the second last week of the campaign.Kevin Doyle and Philip Ryan are joined by Hugh O’Connell to…
 
He knows at times he does not come across as overly compassionate when he’s been asked about the impact of his Government’s failings on the lives of people.Speaking on the Floating Voter podcast, Mr Varadkar said: “Sometimes, maybe I don’t show that I care enough.”He says this is down to him being “blunt and straight talking” which can “come across…
 
Week two of the general election campaign is almost over and we’ve already had a TV debate and a drugs controversy. On the Floating Voter podcast, the team look at the the head-to-head debate between Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin. This included Mr Varadkar being forced to admit to using drugs in his youth and Mr Marti…
 
The starting pistol has been sounded in the general election and the Floating Voter podcast will be with you all the way until February 8th. On this show, Philip Ryan is joined by John Downing, Gabija Gataveckaite and Hugh O’Connell discus the first official day of the campaign. Leo Varadkar landed the first gaffe of the campaign by trying to polit…
 
After a rollercoaster year of political drama which saw Leo Varadkar de-select at TD for falling off a swing and UK voters select a prime minister who got stuck on a zip line, the Floating Voter team have compiled their coveted list of annual awards.And for this very special podcasting event, Kevin Doyle and Philip Ryan were joined by none other th…
 
Wexford TD Malcolm Byrne said he does not believe Fianna Fail will go into government with Sinn Fein after the forthcoming general election but said he would be open to working with Mary Lou McDonald’s party in the future.Speaking to Independent.ie’s Floating Voter podcast, Mr Byrne said: “I would never rule out in the long run going into Coalition…
 
Finian McGrath made a promise to his wife Anne that he would never let her die in pain. And as Anne lay in a hospital bed fighting a losing battle against 14 years of cancer, Mr McGrath would insist on the nurses increasing his wife’s dose of morphine to ease the pain of her final moments.Now, on the tenth anniversary of his wife’s untimely passing…
 
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