Women & Politics presents:

Today Veena Lothe, Executive Director of Emerge Va joins us to talk about the increasing diversity of women candidates for office and how Emerge VA is training women to run.

Ms. Lothe is a proud first-generation Indian-American. Her parents moved to rural West Virginia in the early 1960’s, where her father served as a physician. He dedicated his life serving the impoverished population of the Appalachian coalfields, which taught her the value of service. These lessons of service stayed with Veena throughout her life.

After graduating from Cornell Law School, Veena followed in a career of service by working as a civil rights, union-side labor, and immigration attorney.  Veena has been in the Greater Richmond area since 1999, raising her two kids and putting them through public schools. Veena is active in the community as a school volunteer, serves as a board member at the Shady Grove Y, Re-Establish Richmond and volunteers as a grassroots activist and immigration advocate. She is active in the local democratic committee, having served as a magisterial chair and campaign volunteer.

Veena ran for the Virginia State Senate in 2019, gaining over 40% of the primary vote as a first-time candidate of color. Her campaign brought together diverse groups from across the Richmond area, including many first-time voters from immigrant families.

You can follow Veena on Twitter at @VeenaforVA

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    Women & Politics    April 1st, 2021

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Women & Politics presents:

Today Sheri and Carol return to our conversation with Amy Vincent of Injury and Violence Prevention Program and Rachelle Hunley of Bridging the Gap. We discuss how Bridging the Gap is responding to community violence and how VCU takes a public health approach to violence.

At the end of the half hour, we air segments of a previously recorded interview with the Ebony Kirkland, Executive Director of the Virginia Anti-Violence Project to talk about their role in addressing against the LGBTQ community. This segment was previously aired as part of B-Side News.

You can find them on the web here, follow them on facebook and twitter at @VCU_IVPP

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    Women & Politics    February 18th, 2021

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We end this tumultuous year with Part II of our show discussing the Governor race in Virginia. Our host Sheri Shannon continues her talk with Ebony B. Guy and Dr. Rachel Anne Levy discussing the expanding governor’s race in Virginia and what it means for two Black Women who have been leading in representing Virginians. Two experienced politicians: Senator Jennifer McClellan and former Delegate Jennifer Carroll Foy are considered to be the frontrunners. Princess Blanding has joined the race under a new party. The question arises: are the male candidates are even contenders?  

Find our guests on twitter at: @hey_ebie and @RachelAnneLevy

Twitter handles for our host and producer are: @sherishannon27 and @carololson

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Happy New Year everyone!! Next week we are ringing in the New Year with leaders of the political parties to discuss how party leadership is influencing politics in Virginia.

    Women & Politics    December 31st, 2020

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Women & Politics presents:

Today we are back with the RVA Dirt team for part two of our discussion of how dirty elections get locally and nationally. In today’s part; Sheri, Carol, Melissa and Fran discuss how white supremacy and racism are dividing American politics, pulling money from local concerns, and how to change the system.

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    Women & Politics    November 12th, 2020

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Today is the first part of a conversation between Women & Politics team and RVA Dirt team. Sheri, Carol, Melissa and Fran discuss how dirty politics gets locally and nationally. Today we focus on local election shenanigans. Tune in next week for part two of our post-election blues.

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    Women & Politics    November 5th, 2020

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