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Fire Drill Fridays – Georgia Runoffs Edition with Jane Fonda | Greenpeace USA

For one of the last Fire Drill Fridays of 2020, we’re going to be focusing on the critical run-off elections for two Senate seats in Georgia, the outcome of which will dictate whether Democrats or Republicans win control of the Senate.

Please join Jane Fonda, Ben Jealous, Shaniqua McClendon, Jamil Favors, and Aisha Yaqoob Mahmood to hear about the amazing movement building happening on the ground, the profound implications the results will have on the government and our future, and how you can best support the work.

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About the guests:

Ben Jealous serves as president of People For the American Way and People For the American Way Foundation. Jealous has decades of experience as a leader, coalition builder, campaigner for social justice, and seasoned nonprofit executive. In 2008, he was chosen as the youngest-ever president and CEO of the NAACP. Jealous was the 2018 Democratic nominee for governor of Maryland, and most recently served as a partner at Kapor Capital.

Jamil Favors is an attorney, voting rights advocate, and Atlanta native. Currently, he serves as the Deputy Voter Protection Director, Community Outreach with the Democratic Party of Georgia. Before coming over to the DPG, Jamil was an attorney at an international law firm.

Shaniqua McClendon has worked in politics for a decade and currently serves as Political Director for Crooked Media, home to the popular podcast, Pod Save America. In this role, Shaniqua led the creation of their voter engagement program, Vote Save America, which supported victories of 2018 Democratic victories throughout the country and is currently working to do the same in 2020. Prior to Crooked Media, Shaniqua worked as a White House Intern for President Barack Obama, before serving as a policy advisor to Senator Kay R. Hagan and Legislative Director to Congresswoman Alma S. Adams.

Aisha Yaqoob Mahmood is native to the South and has worked in the progressive community in Georgia for the last six years. She graduated with a Masters of Public Administration from the University of Georgia with a focus on local government and public policy. Aisha developed a strong passion for immigrant rights and civic engagement as she founded the Georgia Muslim Voter Project and worked as the Policy Director for Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Atlanta. These experiences have strengthened her desire to fight for justice for all marginalized people, including Muslims, immigrants, and refugees.


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