Meet the Cabinet


Jan. 31, Immigration: Allegra Love, founder of the Santa Fe Dreamers Project – ‘Before you say you want to help, say you want to learn.’ Hear Love’s insights into how we can do a better job of supporting great local nonprofits without overwhelming them.


Feb. 7, Education: Alyse Surratt Galvin, Co-Founder of Great Alaska Schools – ‘This is grassroots, just authentic.’ Learn how she turned 19 pies into $16 million and infuses fun and creativity into her public-school advocacy.


Feb. 14, Arts and Activism: Maryam Pugh, founder of Philadelphia Printworks – ‘Can we bridge this gap?’ We talked about the divided nature of feminism, how activism meets art, and how the shirt on your back can spark a conversation.

laura-moser-1Feb. 21, Congressional Oversight: Laura Moser, the founder of Daily Action – ‘Making calls is the gateway drug to political involvement.’ The creator of a congressional calling service that helps hundreds of thousands of people keep the pressure on their elected officials chatted with Shadow Cabinet about newfound optimism, finding our voice, and her $30,000 phone bill.

March 7, Press Secretary: Mariana Santos, founder of Chicas Poderosas Mariana Santos‘Don’t be the one clipping your own wings.’ A journalist who quit her job to run the international network she created to empower women to tell their stories using digital media, Santos discussed gender, diversity and how the U.S. political climate is amping up her outreach.

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March 21, Department of Justice: Lauren Fine and Joanna Visser Adjoian, founder of the Youth Sentencing and Reentry Project – ‘Nothing is black and white: there’s a lot of gray.’ Two Philadelphia lawyers describe the injustice facing young people being sentenced to adult prison, and what they’ve learned from the young people they support.

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