Elizabeth Warren, a fearless consumer advocate who has made her life's work the fight for middle class families, is the senior senator from Massachusetts. Warren is recognized as one of the nation's top experts on bankruptcy and the financial pressures facing middle class families. She is widely credited for the original thinking that led to the creation of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to protect consumers from financial tricks and traps often hidden in mortgages, credit cards and other financial products.
Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal represents Washington’s 7th District. She is the first South Asian American woman elected to the U.S. House of Representatives and one of only 14 naturalized citizens currently serving in the United States Congress. She has worked extensively on healthcare issues as the lead sponsor of the Medicare for All bill in the House, has championed legislation to address income inequality, and and has been a leader on immigration, including fighting the Trump Administration’s inhumane policies of separating children from their parents and crafting legislation to help expand legal immigration to America.
Sarah Silverman most recently hosted the two-time Emmy-nominated and Writers Guild Awards nominated weekly topical series, I Love You America. Her 2019 Netflix stand up special A Speck of Dust was nominated for a Grammy Award and two Emmy Awards. Her hour-long HBO stand up special Sarah Silverman: We Are Miracles earned her the 2014 Primetime Emmy Award for "Outstanding Writing for a Variety Special." Silverman was nominated for a 2009 Primetime Emmy Award for "Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series" for her portrayal of a fictionalized version of herself in her Comedy Central series The Sarah Silverman Program.
Cristela Alonzo is a stand-up comedian who made TV history as the first Latina to create, write and star in a network TV sitcom named Cristela. She was the first Latina to star in a Disney Pixar movie, Cars 3, and has served as one of ABC’s The View’s most popular guest hosts. Her one-hour stand-up special, Lower Classy, is currently streaming on Netflix. Aside from comedy, Cristela focuses on advocacy work, fighting for issues that range from immigration, universal healthcare and lower income communities with numerous organizations.
Lewis Black, Grammy Award-winning, stand-up comedian, is one of the most prolific and popular performers working today. Receiving critical acclaim, he performs more than 200 nights annually, to sold-out audiences throughout Europe, New Zealand, Canada and the United States. Black came into national prominence with his appearances on The Daily Show in 1996, which led to comedy specials on HBO, Comedy Central, Showtime and Epix.
Kandace Springs is a Nashville singer-pianist. From the first second of her new album “The Women Who Raised Me” — as those warm, hand-plucked bass notes fill the air — you know you've arrived at something different. And once she starts singing, well, it's pretty clear the album exists apart from the normal rules that govern space, time, and talent. While 2018's “Indigo” LP found Springs using modern production to bend sound into new genre forms in collaboration with Karriem Riggins, this set adheres sonically to jazz while Springs travels back and forth across a near-century of music.
Phoebe Bridgers is an American indie rock musician from Los Angeles, California. Best known for her work as a solo singer-songwriter, she is also a part of two supergroups: boygenius, and Better Oblivion Community Center.
Paula Poundstone is a comedian and author known for her smart, observational humor and spontaneous wit. Paula hosts the popular Starburns Audio podcast, Nobody Listens to Paula Poundstone. She is the star of several HBO specials including Cats, Cops and Stuff and Goes to Harvard. Paula is the first woman, in its then 73rd year, to share the dais with the President and host the White House Correspondents’ Dinner. Her recent television appearances include The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, and she is revered as a favorite on NPR’s #1 show, Wait, Wait…Don’t Tell Me!
Steve Earle is a three time Grammy Award winning recording artist, as well as a novelist, and actor (including a recurring role in "The Wire.") Earle also hosts the weekly Sirius radio program "Hard Core Troubadour. In 2020, he composed songs for and appeared in the Public Theatre play Coal Country for which he received an "Outstanding Music in a Play" nomination for the Drama Desk Awards and songs from it are included on his forthcoming album "Ghosts of West Virginia" which will be released by New West Records on May 22nd.
COVID-19 has impacted countless lives – tens of thousands have died, many hundreds of thousands more have been infected, and tens of millions have lost their jobs. The federal government’s bumbling response has further exposed the weakness and corruption of the American healthcare system and the inability of the Trump administration to provide comprehensive and equitable relief measures to protect the lives and livelihoods of Americans.
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