POD FOR THE CAUSE

Welcome to Pod for the Cause, The Leadership Conference's new podcast!

We’ve joined the airwaves to help spark conversation and activism on some of the most critical issues of today.

From the courts to immigration, we’re seeing unprecedented attacks on the values we hold near and dear. At Pod for the Cause, we’re going to tackle these issues and more. Our friends in the movement will be stopping by to have these conversations, and they promise to be real, straightforward and honest.

This podcast was created for those of you wanting to effect change, who understand the importance of restoring our democracy and want to engage in deep conversation around the issues. So check out the first episode of Pod for the Cause, and subscribe below!


S02 E10: Will Our Lives Still Matter?
June 16, 2020

Pod for the Cause is guest hosted by Allyn Brooks-LaSure to discuss the momentum of the Black Lives Matter movement in unprecedented times - we cov...

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S02 E09: A Mother’s Day Tribute – 1 Year Later
May 11, 2020

Pod for the Cause host Ashley Allison is joined by former Senior Advisor to barack Obama, New York Times Bestselling Author, and mother/grandmother...

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S02E08: Getting Educated in America
May 1, 2020

Pod for the Cause host Ashley Allison is joined by the creator, writer, and director of the Netflix series Dear White People, Justin Simien, and th...

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S02 E07: Black Lives and COVID-19
April 20, 2020

Pod for the Cause host Ashley Allison is joined remotely by New York Times bestselling author, historian, and antiracist activist Dr. Ibram Kendi t...

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S02 E06: Staying Connected at Home
April 13, 2020

Pod for the Cause host Ashley Allison is joined remotely by Vanita Gupta, President and CEO of The Leadership Conference, to talk about how COVID-1...

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S02 E05: Get Out The Count, Get Out The Vote
March 11, 2020

Pod for the Cause host Ashley Allison is joined by Stacey Abrams, the former Democratic nominee for the governorship of Georgia, the Founder and Ch...

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S02 E04 (Part 2): For the People – Meet Your Representatives
February 19, 2020

Pod for the Cause host Ashley Allison is joined by powerhouse Representatives Kathy Castor, Darren Soto, Marc Veasey, Al Green and John Sarbanes fo...

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S02 E04 (Part 1): For the People – Meet Your Representatives
February 19, 2020

Powerhouse Representatives Pramila Jayapal, Barbara Lee, Sheila Jackson Lee, and Maxine Waters joined Pod for the Cause host Ashley Allison for par...

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S02 E03: We Are Democracy
December 11, 2019

Pod for the Cause host Ashley Allison is joined by Cecile Richards, Mayra Macias, and Alicia Garza for a very special episode live from The Leaders...

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Ashley Allison is the executive vice president of campaigns and programs at The Leadership Conference — a coalition of more than 200 civil and human rights organizations serving as the strategic hub of the resistance. Ashley brings more than a decade of outreach, community organizing, and campaign experience to the movement, along with an expertise in crisis management, coalition building, and strategic planning. She finds inspiration through any form of dance (especially African dance) and yoga. In her dreams, she is an Olympic runner, but in real life, she’s lucky to log two miles a week.

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