Breaking Through with Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner (Powered by MomsRising)

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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On the radio show this week we cover addressing police brutality through policy change; how to stay effective as an activist and not burn out; why it’s important to stand with the DREAMers, and what you can do about child care deserts.

*Special guests include: Riall Johnson, Alliance for Gun ResponsibilityDe-Escalate Washington, and retired NFL professional, @Deescalatewa@WaGunResponsib; Monifa Bandele, MomsRising, @MomsRising; Elias Rosenfeld, DREAMer advocate, @AdvocatElias;  and Katie Hamm, Center for American Progresss, @amprog.

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On the radio show this week we hear the latest from the Women’s March, including about the Resistance Revival Chorus and the Women’s Convention; get the inside scoop on immigration policy, the importance of keeping families together, and the contributions of immigrants to our nation; learn about the Secret Service and Trump protestors; and hear the latest on attacks on healthcare and how you can fight back.
*Special guests include: Sarah Sophie Flicker, Women’s March and the Resistance Revival Chorus@womensmarch, @sarahsophief; Jenifer Podkul, Kids In Need of Defense (KIND), @supportKIND; Melissa Byrne, senior political strategist, @mcbyrne;  and Caitlin Morris, Families USA, @FamiliesUSA.
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On the #RADIO show this week we cover hope and organizing in the time of Trump and the importance of access to birth control and reproductive health services; Black Breastfeeding Week #BBW17; Maternal mortality and the alarmingly higher rate of deaths due to pregnancy related causes amongst Black women; and the fight to raise the minimum wage to $15 per hour.
*Special guests include: U.S. Representative Suzan Delbene, @RepDelBene;  Anayah Sangodele-Ayoka, CNM, MSN, MSEd is a nurse-midwife and innovative culture worker leveraging digital media to impact health and parenting, as well as an award winning author and organizer, @BlkBfingWeek, @anayahrose;  Monifa Bandele, MomsRising, @monifabandele, @MomsRising; Bridget Hughes, advocate in the fight to raise the minimum wage to $15 per hour, @SEIU
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