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Discussions with people who have run for office to talk about what motivated them and why YOU should run for office too

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You Should Run Jennifer Bernet

New Hampshire. It's the first in the nation for politics and the politics are often changing. Jennifer Bernet has been involved in New Hampshire politics for over a decade. If any one word defines that involvement, it is persistent. She won an election to the legislature, lost, and later won again. In this podcast, Jennifer talks about her very unique political story, the very local feel of New Hampshire politics, never giving up, and why YOU should run for office too.

38 MIN5 d ago
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You Should Run Jennifer Bernet

You Should Run Ashley Vanorny

Ashley Vanorny was born and raised in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. When she saw the need to make a difference, she stepped up and ran for city council...and won. Ashley became the youngest woman ever elected to Cedar Rapids City Council. In this podcast, Ashley talks about why we need to encourage more women to run for office and to support more female candidates. She talks about many of the environmental issues that she is championing in Cedar Rapids. She also discusses the influence she can have on the upcoming Presidential race by demonstrating how national and local politics can serve many of the same goals. Listen, share, and subscribe to the You Should Run Podcast today!

36 MIN1 w ago
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You Should Run Ashley Vanorny

You Should Run Pierce Freelon

North Carolina continues to make big political moves, especially as the State Supreme Court overturned legislative and Congressional gerrymanders. That means that the state's politics are less predictable and more diverse than people may realize at first. Pierce Freelon is determined to take advantage of this moment in history for his city of Durham and for his state as he runs for State Senator. In this podcast, Pierce talks about his earliest experiences in politics as he helped his father volunteer for Harvey Gantt vs Jesse Helms and he talks about his father life and subsequent battle with ALS motivated him to run for office. Pierce has a very positive vision for the future and is also very aware of the political situation in North Carolina. Listen to him on the You Should Run Podcast and then learn more about him athttps://www.freelonfordurham.com/

41 MIN2 w ago
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You Should Run Pierce Freelon

You Should Run Carrie Counton

In 2018, Carrie Counton ran for state legislature in South Carolina against an incumbent who had been in office since 1996. While she didn't win, she gave him the biggest challenge of his career. In this podcast, Carrie talks about her experience and why progressive candidates should challenge everywhere, including in so-called "red states" like South Carolina. Carrie talks about why she felt the need to compete, why more women should get involved in politics, not writing off any state or area, and, of course, why YOU should run for office. Listen, share, and subscribe today.

39 MIN3 w ago
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You Should Run Carrie Counton

You Should Run Cindy Banyai

In every election, Florida is a swing state. That means that every election matters. In 2020, Cindy Banyai is running for Congress in Florida in a very conservative district. In this podcast, she talks about her impressive background working for Senators Abraham and Moynihan, her work in Japan, and even her career in boxing. Cindy Banyai is ready for a fight and a challenge, no matter the odds. Listen to this episode of the You Should Run podcast to hear Cindy's motivations for running for office, her plans to win, and why YOU should run for office too.

39 MINOCT 16
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You Should Run Cindy Banyai

You Should Run Jill Schiller

She knew that running for Congress in a very conservative district was an uphill battle, but Jill Schiller also knew that it was a battle worth fighting. In this episode of the You Should Run podcast, Jill Schiller talks about why she ran for Congress in Ohio even though it was a very difficult race for a Democrat to win. We discuss her experience working for the Obama Administration and how that contrasts with current politics, her motivations, and how running for office on values and issues helps to prepare voters for future progressive campaigns and candidates. Progressives can't win if they don't take up the challenge and run. Listen, share, subscribe and consider running for office today.

31 MINOCT 9
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You Should Run Jill Schiller

You Should Run - Deborah Kalina

Deborah Kalina is a school board member, graduate of the Emerge PA campaign training, and an advocate for more people to get involved and run for office. In this episode of the You Should Run Podcast, Deborah talks about the motivations for running for school board in York, PA and how you can make a tremendous impact on your community as a school board member. She also talks about the many positives of running for office and why you should consider running too. Listen, share, and subscribe today.

37 MINOCT 2
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You Should Run - Deborah Kalina

You Should Run Bushra Amiwala

She was the Glamour College Woman of the Year, the Seventeen Voice of the Year, featured in Time Magazine, Teen Vogue, and Vice News, and Bushra Amiwala is now giving her voice to the You Should Run Podcast. In this episode, Bushra Amiwala talks about running for School Board in Skokie, Illinois and winning...while still in college. In so doing, Bushra became the youngest elected Muslim in the United States, which also gave her national attention that she did not expect. Now she's talking about what motivated her to run, focusing on issues, and how she motivated other young people to pay attention to a school board race. Listen, share, and subscribe now and learn more about Bushra's groundbreaking campaign at:http://fourteeneastmag.com/index.php/2019/04/05/meet-bushra-amiwala-the-depaul-junior-newly-elected-to-the-skokie-school-board/

35 MINSEP 25
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You Should Run Bushra Amiwala

You Should Run - Congresswoman Madeleine Dean

Over the course of the You Should Run Podcast, host Tony Heyl has spoken with his local borough councilman Kyle Shenk, his state representative Tim Briggs, and his County Commissioner Ken Lawrence. Now he speaks with his Congresswoman Madeleine Dean, who represents Montgomery County, PA in Washington, DC and sits on the very active House Judiciary Committee. In this episode, Tony and Congresswoman Dean discuss a wide variety of issues such as climate change, gun violence, working with people across the political aisle, why they both got into politics, and whether we're all going to be OK. Listen, subscribe, and share now on iTunes, Stitcher, or here on Podbean or listen on your smart speaker. Follow Congresswoman Dean on Twitter @mad4PA

28 MINSEP 18
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You Should Run - Congresswoman Madeleine Dean

You Should Run - Nebraska State Senator Megan Hunt

In 2018, 32 year old Megan Hunt became the first woman to represent the 8th district in the Nebraska State Senate. In just a few months in office, Senator Hunt is changing the narrative in Nebraska politics, advocating for better wages and civil rights for all people in the state, and developing a following across the country. In this podcast, Megan Hunt, the first openly LGBTQ person ever elected in Nebraska, talks about how the nonpartisan nature of Nebraska politics makes governing better in many ways and allows people to rally around issues that they may not focus on as much otherwise. She also talks about why we need more people to run for office in every district across the country and why everyone should take politics seriously in 2019 and beyond. Listen to Senator Hunt, subscribe, and follow her on Twitter @NebraskaMegan

31 MINSEP 11
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You Should Run - Nebraska State Senator Megan Hunt

Latest Episodes

You Should Run Jennifer Bernet

New Hampshire. It's the first in the nation for politics and the politics are often changing. Jennifer Bernet has been involved in New Hampshire politics for over a decade. If any one word defines that involvement, it is persistent. She won an election to the legislature, lost, and later won again. In this podcast, Jennifer talks about her very unique political story, the very local feel of New Hampshire politics, never giving up, and why YOU should run for office too.

38 MIN5 d ago
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You Should Run Jennifer Bernet

You Should Run Ashley Vanorny

Ashley Vanorny was born and raised in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. When she saw the need to make a difference, she stepped up and ran for city council...and won. Ashley became the youngest woman ever elected to Cedar Rapids City Council. In this podcast, Ashley talks about why we need to encourage more women to run for office and to support more female candidates. She talks about many of the environmental issues that she is championing in Cedar Rapids. She also discusses the influence she can have on the upcoming Presidential race by demonstrating how national and local politics can serve many of the same goals. Listen, share, and subscribe to the You Should Run Podcast today!

36 MIN1 w ago
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You Should Run Ashley Vanorny

You Should Run Pierce Freelon

North Carolina continues to make big political moves, especially as the State Supreme Court overturned legislative and Congressional gerrymanders. That means that the state's politics are less predictable and more diverse than people may realize at first. Pierce Freelon is determined to take advantage of this moment in history for his city of Durham and for his state as he runs for State Senator. In this podcast, Pierce talks about his earliest experiences in politics as he helped his father volunteer for Harvey Gantt vs Jesse Helms and he talks about his father life and subsequent battle with ALS motivated him to run for office. Pierce has a very positive vision for the future and is also very aware of the political situation in North Carolina. Listen to him on the You Should Run Podcast and then learn more about him athttps://www.freelonfordurham.com/

41 MIN2 w ago
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You Should Run Pierce Freelon

You Should Run Carrie Counton

In 2018, Carrie Counton ran for state legislature in South Carolina against an incumbent who had been in office since 1996. While she didn't win, she gave him the biggest challenge of his career. In this podcast, Carrie talks about her experience and why progressive candidates should challenge everywhere, including in so-called "red states" like South Carolina. Carrie talks about why she felt the need to compete, why more women should get involved in politics, not writing off any state or area, and, of course, why YOU should run for office. Listen, share, and subscribe today.

39 MIN3 w ago
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You Should Run Carrie Counton

You Should Run Cindy Banyai

In every election, Florida is a swing state. That means that every election matters. In 2020, Cindy Banyai is running for Congress in Florida in a very conservative district. In this podcast, she talks about her impressive background working for Senators Abraham and Moynihan, her work in Japan, and even her career in boxing. Cindy Banyai is ready for a fight and a challenge, no matter the odds. Listen to this episode of the You Should Run podcast to hear Cindy's motivations for running for office, her plans to win, and why YOU should run for office too.

39 MINOCT 16
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You Should Run Cindy Banyai

You Should Run Jill Schiller

She knew that running for Congress in a very conservative district was an uphill battle, but Jill Schiller also knew that it was a battle worth fighting. In this episode of the You Should Run podcast, Jill Schiller talks about why she ran for Congress in Ohio even though it was a very difficult race for a Democrat to win. We discuss her experience working for the Obama Administration and how that contrasts with current politics, her motivations, and how running for office on values and issues helps to prepare voters for future progressive campaigns and candidates. Progressives can't win if they don't take up the challenge and run. Listen, share, subscribe and consider running for office today.

31 MINOCT 9
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You Should Run Jill Schiller

You Should Run - Deborah Kalina

Deborah Kalina is a school board member, graduate of the Emerge PA campaign training, and an advocate for more people to get involved and run for office. In this episode of the You Should Run Podcast, Deborah talks about the motivations for running for school board in York, PA and how you can make a tremendous impact on your community as a school board member. She also talks about the many positives of running for office and why you should consider running too. Listen, share, and subscribe today.

37 MINOCT 2
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You Should Run - Deborah Kalina

You Should Run Bushra Amiwala

She was the Glamour College Woman of the Year, the Seventeen Voice of the Year, featured in Time Magazine, Teen Vogue, and Vice News, and Bushra Amiwala is now giving her voice to the You Should Run Podcast. In this episode, Bushra Amiwala talks about running for School Board in Skokie, Illinois and winning...while still in college. In so doing, Bushra became the youngest elected Muslim in the United States, which also gave her national attention that she did not expect. Now she's talking about what motivated her to run, focusing on issues, and how she motivated other young people to pay attention to a school board race. Listen, share, and subscribe now and learn more about Bushra's groundbreaking campaign at:http://fourteeneastmag.com/index.php/2019/04/05/meet-bushra-amiwala-the-depaul-junior-newly-elected-to-the-skokie-school-board/

35 MINSEP 25
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You Should Run Bushra Amiwala

You Should Run - Congresswoman Madeleine Dean

Over the course of the You Should Run Podcast, host Tony Heyl has spoken with his local borough councilman Kyle Shenk, his state representative Tim Briggs, and his County Commissioner Ken Lawrence. Now he speaks with his Congresswoman Madeleine Dean, who represents Montgomery County, PA in Washington, DC and sits on the very active House Judiciary Committee. In this episode, Tony and Congresswoman Dean discuss a wide variety of issues such as climate change, gun violence, working with people across the political aisle, why they both got into politics, and whether we're all going to be OK. Listen, subscribe, and share now on iTunes, Stitcher, or here on Podbean or listen on your smart speaker. Follow Congresswoman Dean on Twitter @mad4PA

28 MINSEP 18
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You Should Run - Congresswoman Madeleine Dean

You Should Run - Nebraska State Senator Megan Hunt

In 2018, 32 year old Megan Hunt became the first woman to represent the 8th district in the Nebraska State Senate. In just a few months in office, Senator Hunt is changing the narrative in Nebraska politics, advocating for better wages and civil rights for all people in the state, and developing a following across the country. In this podcast, Megan Hunt, the first openly LGBTQ person ever elected in Nebraska, talks about how the nonpartisan nature of Nebraska politics makes governing better in many ways and allows people to rally around issues that they may not focus on as much otherwise. She also talks about why we need more people to run for office in every district across the country and why everyone should take politics seriously in 2019 and beyond. Listen to Senator Hunt, subscribe, and follow her on Twitter @NebraskaMegan

31 MINSEP 11
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You Should Run - Nebraska State Senator Megan Hunt
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