October 27, 2022

EP. 134 — Why Your Vote Matters This Fall with Ashley Allison

Political organizer, advocate, activist, and member of the Obama administration Ashley Allison joins Jameela this week to discuss what pushed her into politics in the first place, what it looks like when young people show up to vote, why we cannot take our voting rights for granted, why these midterm elections are so important, practical ways to become informed voters, the future of abortion rights, and more.
 

For help with voting this fall, check out All Voting is Local, Campaign Legal Center, the ACLU, and more.

 

Follow Ashley Allison on Instagram @ashley_r_allison and Twitter @ashleyrallison

 

You can find transcripts for this episode here.

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Transcript

IWEIGH-134-20221027-AshleyAllison-ACv01-DYN.mp3 Jameela [00:00:00] Hello and welcome to another episode of I Weigh with Jameela Jamil, a podcast against shame. Now if you can sense some urgency in my voice, that is because this is such an important episode. It might be one of the most important episodes I’ve ever had on this podcast. Due to what is happening in America right now in the United States of America, we have the midterms coming up. Now midterms, something that I never paid particular attention to. I know a lot of people haven’t. The media still isn’t fucking paying attention to the midterms the way they should. This should be all we’re talking about. We’re still talking about fucking don’t worry, fucking darling, when we should be talking about the midterms and we aren’t really seeming to fully understand the gravity of what’s at stake here. Democracy is hanging in the balance, and this next three weeks might be our last chance

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