We The (Young) People is the YEO Network’s podcast where we nerd out about policy and legislative accomplishments with YEOs across the country. In each monthly episode of We The (Young) People, you’ll hear about a specific policy that a YEO has introduced to their legislative body. We interview a diverse group of elected officials and pick their brains about how they created these policies and how you can too! Strategies for winning policy fights are also par for the course. Join us once a month and learn about the difference that Young Elected Officials are making in their communities.

Episodes

EPISODE  4:  Back-to-School in the Wake of COVID-19 with Devin Del Palacio

In the August 2020 edition of We the (Young) People, Alana and Michelle interview Tolleson, AZ School Board Member Devin Del Palacio, who discusses his actions relating to his school district's reopening plans amid the coronavirus, and his work as Chairman of the National Black Council of School Board Members . Michelle imparts some YEO-provided advice to our audience about how to deal with constituent concerns surrounding reopening our schools.

Next month, we'll be discussing policy relating to the undermining and defunding of the United States Postal Service, and advice about maintaining personal relationships in these difficult times for our YEOs. Please send us any suggestions you may have for these topics if you have any insight. Thanks!

EPISODE  3:  Women's History Month with Councilwoman Candice Quarles

In the March 2020 edition of We the (Young) People, Alana and Michelle interview DeSoto, TX City Councilwoman Candice Quarles, who discusses her paid family leave policy and what it's like being a woman policymaker in America today. Michelle imparts some YEO-provided advice to our audience about social media interactions with constituents.

Reminders: please send us the 5-10 bills you're most proud of for our upcoming Policy Exchange Database! Email abyrd@pfaw.org. Next month, we'll be discussing coronavirus-related policy, and working-from-home-related advice for our YEOs. Please send us any suggestions you may have for these topics if you have any insight. Thanks!

EPISODE  2:  Black History Month with Judge Greg Scott

In the February 2020 edition of We the (Young) People, Alana and Michelle interview Montgomery County, PA Magisterial Court Judge Greg Scott, who talks about his experiences being a young Black judge and his approach to his job given his identity, and what he's learned about the youth he serves. Michelle imparts some YEO-provided advice to our audience.

Reminders: please send us the 5-10 bills you're most proud of for our upcoming Policy Exchange Database! Email abyrd@pfaw.org. Next month, we'll be discussing Women's History Month-related policy, and social media advice for our YEOs. Please send us any suggestions you may have for these topics ASAP. Thanks!

EPISODE  1:  Criminal Justice Reform with DC Councilmember Robert White

In the January 2020 edition of We the (Young) People, Alana and Michelle interview Washington, D.C. Councilmember Robert White, who recently introduced a bill to grant voting rights to incarcerated individuals. Councilmember White explains how he came up with the policy and why it's necessary, what the bill does, and his goals and strategies for passing and implementing the legislation. Michelle imparts some YEO-provided advice to our audience.

Reminders: please send us the 5-10 bills you're most proud of for our upcoming Policy Exchange Database! Email abyrd@pfaw.org. Next month, we'll be discussing Black History Month-related policy, and healthy living advice for our YEOs. Please send us any suggestions you may have for these topics ASAP. Thanks!

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