Swing Left: 100 Reasons for Hope with VA State Senator Jennifer McClellan
It’s our 100th episode! Mariah and Steve talk about what they’ve learned from 100 interviews and 100 reasons for hope. We also talk Statehouses, with Virginia State Senator Jennifer McClellan. She talks about what it was like (trying to) legislate under republican control, what it’s been like since we gained the Democratic trifecta, and why it is so important to hold on to the majority there this November.
Episode released September 8th, 2021
Democracy Nerd: Episode 38: Expanding Voting Rights in Virginia w/ State Sen. Jennifer McClellan & State Del. Cia Price
Bucking the trend of other states passing restrictive and repressive voter suppression laws in response to Trump’s Big Lie, the commonwealth of Virginia is bucking this trend by passing its Voting Rights Act, with the novel idea that all citizens have the right to vote. What led to the first Southern state–and the first state previously covered by “preclearance” in the 1965 Voting Rights Act–to pass a bill expanding voting rights? Virginia State Sen. Jennifer McClelland and State Del. Cia Price join Jefferson to discuss the passage of the Virginia Voting Rights Act.
Episode released August 2nd, 2021
Transition Virginia: Dive Into the Virginia Clean Economy Act
The Virginia Clean Economy Act is landmark legislation that set Virginia on a path to a clean energy future by 2050. How exactly does it do that? Isn’t 2050 going to be too late? Find out from the bill’s patron, Sen. Jennifer McClellan, and Harry Godfrey, at the Virginia Advanced Energy Economy. They negotiated the VCEA and explain the 4 pillars by which it changed the climate on renewable energy.
Episode released July 12th, 2021
Hysteria, “A Pretty Penny” (with Jennifer McClellan & Jennifer Carroll Foy)
This week Erin Ryan and Alyssa Mastromonaco discuss the recent accusations against Governor Cuomo, then kick off Women’s History Month by featuring two amazing women running for Governor of Virginia: State Senator Jennifer McClellan and Jennifer Carroll Foy. Then Priyanka Aribindi and Michaela Watkins join to discuss our money diaries and how the pandemic has impacted our relationship with money. Finally, Alyssa has a qualms with varying brightness on car headlights in I Feel Petty.
Episode released March 4th, 2021
UVA Law: A Conversation With Virginia Sen. Jennifer McClellan ’97 on Race, Equity and Policymaking
Virginia Sen. Jennifer McClellan ’97 discusses the challenges of making policies to address racial inequities. (University of Virginia School of Law, Oct. 14, 2020)
Episode released October 14th, 2020
Directionally Challenged: S3E19: “Making Changes in Political Office” with Senator Jennifer McClellan
Virginia Senator Jennifer McClellan joins us this week to talk about being pregnant and breastfeeding in office, the changes she’s made while in office, and her advice on running for office.
Episode released September 20th, 2020