COVID Grits with Rep. Gloria Johnson

#1 Grittle Rep. Gloria Johnson joins Aftyn and Anna to discuss the state of COVID19 in Tennessee, while the Tennessee Republican leadership points fingers at Venezuela for Trump’s loss. The girls apologize for the audio as they were not in Anna’s closet for this episode. 😁

CNBC article featuring Rep. Gloria Johnson

Rep. Johnson co-signed a letter about TN  student evaluations about a month ago

Martine Hope, Mountain City educator from Johnson City that passed away

Susan Keener, Murfreesboro special needs teacher that passed away in October

Daily Yonder, Nine out of 10 Rural Counties Are in the Covid-19 Red Zone

 

FULL PODCAST available on Apple Podcasts, and wherever else you like to listen.

Janice Bowling Unwittingly Makes Case for Abortion

Staunchly anti-reproductive freedom Senator JANICE BOWLING unwittingly made the case for abortion rights while fighting a UT vaccine requirement.

 

AOC on Why Medicare for All is the Only Path Forward

 “We are already projected to pay more in our current broken system than we would if we were to just guarantee everyone healthcare in this country.”
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez breaks down why Medicare For All is the only path forward – and that it will win.
Video from Center for Health and Democracy‘s Medicare for All webinar.

Democrats Need to Deliver for Young People

“If the Democratic Party wants to win over the loyalty of young people it had better act right now and in a pretty big way.”- Jonathan Smucker drops fire talking about the Democratic Party’s future on The Intercept’s #Deconstructed podcast.

Full Podcast.

Rev. Dr. Barber: Making COVID More About People

Rev. Dr. William Barber on Pete Buttigieg’s The Deciding Decade talking about how we need to make #COVID19 less about numbers and more about people.

Listen to the full podcast here.

Getting to Medicare for All with Biden

Stephanie Kang, Health Policy Advisor to Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal lead sponsor of Medicare for All in the House, talks about how even though Biden’s plan isn’t where we need to be, it could lay the groundwork for #M4A…if people organize and push for it.

FULL PODCAST available on Apple Podcasts, and wherever else you like to listen.

Former Cigna VP Turned Medicare for All Advocate

“I was being paid more than my Dad could ever have imagined to bamboozle the public into believing things that simply were not true as part of my job to protect my company’s profits.”

Wendell Potter, a former Cigna VP turned #MedicareForAll advocate on a Medicare for All TN webinar on how an experience in Knoxville at a pop up clinic changed his perspective on American healthcare forever.

Full Webinar

 

Medical Marijuana in Tennessee

Host Sandra Rice and Candidate Jarvus Turnley for State House District 66 talk about legalizing medical marijuana.  A Vanderbilt study reports that 80% of Tennesseans support it and 33 states already do but the GOP General Assembly balks. They also review CBD and THC as well as efforts to decriminalize marijuana possession and criminal justice reform.

FULL PODCAST available on Apple Podcasts here, and wherever else you like to listen here.

COVID19 and Why We Need Medicare for All to Solve Climate Change

Hosts Hale Masaki and Isabella Killius dive into the intersections between COVID19, climate change, and Medicare for All with Stephanie Kang, a good friend of Sunrise Tennessee, Nashville Native, and health policy adviser to Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal. Congresswoman Jayapal is the lead sponsor of Medicare for All in the House of Representatives.

Email MidTN DSA’s M4A Working Group at m4amidtn@gmail.com to join the fight for Medicare for All here in Tennessee.

Find out what Native Land you are living on.

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