Episode 14: Rep. Laurie Jinkins -- On Charlottesville, Fighting Extremism, and the McCleary Compromise

Rep. Laurie Jinkins: First of Her Name, LGBTQ Activist, Doer of Awesome Things, Mother of Dragons

Rep. Laurie Jinkins: First of Her Name, LGBTQ Activist, Doer of Awesome Things, Mother of Dragons

In the first half of this week’s podcast, Laurie and Nate discuss the McCleary School Funding Compromise and what led to it. Laurie clarifies information surrounding the Capital Budget, drilling rights, and investing in education.

After the break, the two share questions and concerns regarding life Pre and Post Charlottesville. What are the steps in dealing with Nazis and neo-confederate-nazi sympathizers? We must start at the beginning. We must begin speaking out. Laurie reflects on the movement surrounding marriage equality. “The most important thing queer people ever did was just to come out.” We have to stop demonizing the Republican Party and begin having conversations in which we ask questions instead of yelling. We have to find a way to reach the middle-of-the-roaders.

Advice From Nate:

Acknowledge and Ignore the Whack-A-Doodles.

Persuade the Inactive Do-Gooder.

 

Going Further:

LNG Proposal

Charlottesville Aftermath

The Socials:

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