Nancy is joined with Sarah Audelo to discuss her work as executive director of the Alliance for Youth Action, the importance of Gen Z in voting and politics, how to enter a career of political organizing, and more.
Sarah Audelo is a woman of color who has been at the forefront of youth political organizing for much of the last decade — from serving as the millennial vote director for the 2016 Clinton campaign to political and field director for Rock The Vote to policy director at Generation Progress and most recently executive director of the Alliance for Youth Action—a role she will soon be stepping down from to make way for the next generation of young leaders.
The Alliance for Youth Action grows progressive people power across America by empowering local young people’s organizations to strengthen our democracy, fix our economy, and correct injustices through on-the-ground organizing.
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Welcome to Progressive Opinions of Color (POC), a podcast that creates space for people of color in conversations about economics, politics, and culture. Your host is Nancy Wu. Nancy is an Asian American woman, an economist, and a huge politics and policy nerd. Nancy triple majored in Economics, Government (Political Science) and Gender Studies at Dartmouth and has a Master’s in Development Economics from Oxford. She works as an Economist full time and has previously worked in economic policy at the White House (under Obama, of course) and progressive think tanks.
The goal of this podcast is to engage the state of the economy, and other pressing topics in politics, economics, and culture, all through perspectives inclusive of the lived experiences of people of color. Whether you're new to politics or already a huge politics nerd, we hope this podcast inspires community and conversation among us. Join us in reimagining politics and economics with underrepresented voices.