Breaking Through with Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner (Powered by MomsRising)
On the #RADIO show this week, we cover the importance of net neutrality; how and why to speak up about the tax debacle in Congress; what’s happening with resisting and persisting in the states — and why we need to fight for the DREAM Act; and how paid family medical leave passed in New York!
 
*Special guests include: Jessica Rosenworcel, FCC Commissioner, @jrosenworcel; Elaine Maag, Urban Institute, @urbaninstitute; Sam Mungar, SiX,  @stateinnovation; and Molly Weston Williamson, A Better Balance, @ABetterBalance
 
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On the radio show this week we break down why the GOP tax plans are a disaster for our economy and for working families; we cover the MASSIVE effort being coordinated to get the word out about the open enrollment window for healthcare on www.healthcare.gov through December 15th; hear from the brother of Khaleaf Browder about youth, criminalization, and why we need to raise the age; and get the inside scoop from a former elected official on the state of politics in America right now.
 
*Special guests include:  Elyssa Koidin-Schmier, MomsRising, @MomsRising;  Erin Hemlin, Young Invincibles, @YoungInvincible; Deion Browder, brother of Khaleaf Browder; and Bill Finkbeiner, political expert.
 
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On the radio show this week we cover how to get healthcare coverage (Go to www.healthcare.gov by December 15th!), what’s happening with our environment, why the GOP & Trump tax plan hurts businesses and our economy, and how to take action to stop xenophobic policies from moving forward.  *Special guests include: Emily Barson, Senior Advisor, Get America Covered, @GetUSCovered; Sarah Vogel, Vice President of Health, Environmental Defense Fund, @EnvDefenseFundReShonda Young, Business Owner, @mainstreetweets; Khadija Gurnah, Campaign Director, MomsRising, @MomsRising

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On the radio show this week we talk about the destructive GOP tax plan and what you can do to fight back; gun safety policies and why they are needed; protecting healthcare; and the power of people.

*Special guests include: U.S. Representative Judy Chu, @RepJudyChu; Timothy Johnson, Guns & Public Safety Program Director at Media Matters, @mmfa; Andrew Bates, Deputy Communications Director at American Bridge, @American_Bridge; and Anita Jackson, Director of Digital Communications at MomsRising, @MomsRising
 
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On the radio show this week, we cover winning the elections; momentum picking up for early learning in DC; immigration and the importance of passing the Dream Act; and an update on the fight for healthcare for all.

*Special guests include: DC Councilperson Robert White, @RobertWhite_DC;  Rep. Jennifer Boyosko, Virginia General Assembly, @JenniferBoysko; Joshua Bernstein, @SEIU;  and Felicia Willems, MomsRising, @MomsRising.

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On the radio show this week we hear from the woman who started the #MeToo movement many years ago; catch up on the #VoteRunLead push to get more women in office (Remember to vote!!!); hear about what you can do about the Trump tax proposal and the budget process  #TrumpTaxScam; and get an update on the fight for healthcare and CHIP.  Learn what  you can do & how to have an impact as you get up-to-date on what’s going on in DC!
 
*Special guests include: Tarana Burke, Just Be Inc., @TaranaBurke Erin Vilardi, VoteRunLead, @VoteRunLead; Chad Bolt, Indivisible, @chadderr; Joan Alker, Children and Families (CCF) and a Research Professor at the Georgetown University, @JoanAlker1
 
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On the show this week we cover Sarah McBride’s new book, Tomorrow Will Be Different: Love, Loss and the Fight for Trans Equality, as well as discuss the ways to help fight back again Trump’s anti-LGBTQ+ attacks; hear the story of the win of the best in the nation policy for paid family medical leave in Washington State; learn about how the wage gap is impacting Latina women; and uncover the benefits of dual-language learning.
 
*Special guests include: Sarah McBride,  author and Human Rights Campaign, @HRC@SarahEMcBride; Washington State Senator Karen Keiser, @KarenKeiser1; Mónica Ramirez, Labor Council for Latin American Advancement (LCLAA), @LCLAA; and Fabrice Jaumont, author of The Bilingual Revolution: The Future of Education is in Two Languages@FabriceJaumont 
 
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On the #radio show this week we cover the tragedy in Las Vegas and gun safety in our nation; then our next segment covers voter suppression and the importance of registering to vote; after that we cover the ridiculous situation with Trump’s tax package which give money to the very wealthy and NOT to everyone sees; and we close the show covering the importance of high quality, affordable early learning and childcare. 
 
*Special guests include: Annette MagnusBattle Born Progress (BBP), @BattleBornProg; Barbara Arnwine, Transformative Justice Coalition, @TJC_DC@barbs73; Anna Chu, National Women’s Law Center, @nwlc; and Chrisanne Gayle, Trust for Learning, @trustfrlearning.
 
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What’s going on with the NFL, #TakeAKnee, and protecting the health of althletes; we hear the latest on health care fight and what you can do to hold the line; find out about lead in our water and what you can do; and get the lowdown on the Arc's recent Paid Family and Medical Leave report!  
 
*Special guests include:  Byron Hurt, award-winning filmmaker, author, lecturer, and advocate, @byronhurt; Lori Lodes, #ProtectOurCare, @FamiliesUSA and  @lorilLaura Vollmer, Nutrition Policy Institute, University of California, @UCnpi;  and TJ Sutcliffe, the ArcUS, @TheArcUS.
 
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During the #RADIO show this week, we cover organizing in the time of Trump and the importance of protecting immigrant children and families; how to fight ageism head on and the benefits of older workers in the workforce; the gender wage gap and how to get equal pay for equal work; and disaster relief funding, including how to make sure your dollars to to work with real people in real time.   
 
*Special guests include: U.S. Representative Pramila Jayapal (D-7), @RepJayapal; Kelly Laflamme, Endowment’s Elder Health Initiative and the Immigrant Integration Initiative, @EndowmentHealth; Ariane Hegewisch, Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR), @IWPResearch; and Ben Smilowitz, Disaster Accountability Project, @disasteraccount
 
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