The Health Of Our Democracy w/@SendVodka & @AndreaGrimes — #KatieSpeakShow Ep95 07/01/2017

In brief: The 4th of July holiday weekend seemed the perfect time to do a democracy health check! Jody Allard — whose words you should read all over the internet — discusses her life and how she and her family would be affected by whatever form healthcare repeal/destruction takes. In the second half, Andrea Grimes is back on the show to talk about ballot box apathy, getting involved person-to-person in your community as resistance work that pushes back on those feelings of powerlessness, and her new must-listen project Traitor Radio.

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Enhanced audio: The Health Of Our Democracy w/@SendVodka & @AndreaGrimes — #KatieSpeakShow Ep95 07/01/2017

Links to on-air references:

Audre Lorde self-care quote via Know Your IX: “Dealing with Activist Burn-Out and Self-Care”


“Health-Care Activism Is Failing The Disabled Community” — Jody Allard at The Establishment

“Senate’s Obamacare reform bill reportedly due to be finalized Monday night, but no plans to show public yet” — CNBC

“‘Pro-Life’ Party Risks Millions of Lives With Overnight Vote” — my piece for The Establishment

Everything you need to know about Traitor Radio!

Andrea Grimes — Twitter rant re: Georgia election

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Jody Allard: Twitter; website

Andrea Grimes: Twitter; Traitor Radio; website

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