With President Trump recently proposing a new tax plan that promises a raise for American families, we SPOTLIGHT Amy K. Matsui. Amy works at the National Women's Law Center where she focuses on economic issues affecting low- and moderate-income women and families, with special emphasis on federal and state tax policy. This work includes analysis of federal and state tax credits for working families, technical assistance to state advocates with regard to such credits, federal advocacy, public education, and coordinating the Center’s tax credits outreach campaign. Media includes: Wall Street Journal, Fox Business.
Following the sexual harassment allegations against Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein, 200 women stepped up to allege filmmaker James Toback sexually harassed them. To discuss this ongoing story, we FEATURE Elizabeth L. Jeglic, Ph.D. Elizabeth is a Professor of Psychology at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice, City University of New York. She is an internationally reknowned expert on sexual violence prevention, child abuse prevention, sexual offenders and sex offender legislation. Media includes: the New York Times, The Guardian, Fox News, AP newswires.
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After years of sexual abuse accusations from models and other women who have worked with him, Condé Nast and all magazines associated with the publishing company have cut ties with photographer Terry Richardson. To discuss, we FEATURE JoAnn Buttaro. Since 2009 JoAnn has been a keynote speaker on the subject of rape and sexual assault with experience speaking to groups ranging from victims advocate trainings and Take Back the Night events on college and university campuses across the country. Media includes: ABC News 20/20, Discovery ID, E! True Hollywood Story, Blindsided Podcast.
With President Trump's feud with Tennessee Republican Senator Bob Corker revealing a deeper divide between the President and Senate, we FEATURE Leah Wright Rigueur. Leah is an author, historian, speaker, and Assistant Professor of Public Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government. She is the author of The Loneliness of the Black Republican: Pragmatic Politics and the Pursuit of Power (2015), a book that offers a much-needed critical examination of the tense relationship that exists between African Americans and the GOP. Media includes: CNN, MSNBC, CBS News, PBS, NPR, The New York Times, The Washington Post.
Murray Law, TentED, No One Left Behind, The Centre for the Advancement of Human Rights and Democratization in Ethiopia (CAHDE)
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In response to the ethnic cleansing crisis that faces Rohingya Muslims, the U.S. has pulled military assistance from Myanmar and the U.N. has pledged over $200 million in aid to the Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh. To discuss, we FEATURE Amber Murray. Amber is the founder of Murray Law, a boutique firm specializing in human rights cases and humanitarian based immigration. She has filed complaints on behalf of victims of human rights violations in front of the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights and the United Nations Human Rights Council. Media includes: the New York Times, Washington Post, BBC, the Guardian, CNN, Huffington Post.
With Betsy DeVos rescinding disability rules for schools, we FEATURE Jennifer Laszlo Mizrahi. Jennifer is president of RespectAbilityUSA, a non-profit organization working to enable people with disabilities to achieve the American dream. She has also led numerous national polls and brought significant visibility to the issues of America’s 56 million citizens with disabilities. Media includes: CNN, MSNBC, The New York Times, Fox.
Areas of Expertise: Africa, Domestic violence, Gender-based violence, Health, HIV/AIDS, Human rights, Humanitarian, International, Mental health, Poverty, Public health, Science and Technology, Social justice, Violence against women, Women's issues