Pramila Jayapal is head of the Congressional Progressive Caucus and represents Seattle in the House. She will explain how, as a young immigrant from India, she went from being an investment banker to a lifelong organizer. Her book Use the Power You Have: A Brown Woman’s Guide to Politics and Political Change is out now.
Also on this week’s show, historian Eric Foner talks about about voting rights, voter suppression, who gets to be a citizen, the rights of undocumented immigrants, and about the roots of mass incarceration. They all relate to the 13th, 14th and 15th amendments: part of the country’s attempt to redefine citizenship after the end of slavery. His book The Second Founding: How the Civil War and Reconstruction Remade the Constitution is out now in paperback.
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