A special Election Day episode of Ms. Magazine’s On The Issues with Michele Goodwin Podcast featuring Sandra Bernhard, Fmr. Senator Russ Feingold and Lizz Winstead

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE | November 3, 2020

On the Issues with Michele Goodwin is a new issues- and policy-focused podcast featuring feminist analysis, insightful conversations and exciting guests. This is the first podcast from Ms. magazine, a legacy feminist publication.

In each bi-weekly episode, host Dr. Michele Goodwin and special guests will tackle the most compelling issues of our times, centering feminist concerns about rebuilding our nation and advancing the promise of equality.

A new episode—Take Us With You On Election Day—is available now on Apple Podcasts, Spotify and MsMagazine.com.

In this special Election Day episode, Dr. Goodwin is joined by Comedian and Actor Sandra Bernhard; President of the American Constitution Society and Former Senator Russ Feingold; and Lizz Winstead, co-creator and former head writer of “The Daily Show” and founder of the Abortion Access Front. They’re answering listeners’ pressing questions about voting—and having a bit of fun. Whether listeners are voting in person or dropping off their ballots, Sandra, Lizz, Senator Feingold, and Dr. Goodwin will keep voters company while they do their civic duty.

Their conversation covered a wide range of topics; you can find a full transcript here, as well as a few excerpts below:

“I have incredible admiration and love for the majority of the American people. It’s a great country. It’s a beautiful country, and I think on a spiritual and a physical level, it’s a turning point, and I feel like we’re going to go in the right direction. ” —Sandra Bernhard

“If you’re heading out to the polls, bring water, bring a collapsible chair, bring a snack. If you don’t need the chair, you can offer it to somebody else.” —Lizz Winstead

“We grew up thinking that they denied African Americans to vote in the South. Well, all of a sudden, right in the middle of Wisconsin, African Americans are being told on Election Day in April, ‘You can go and get COVID and stand in line at only six out 105 polling places’.” —Fmr. Senator Russ Feingold 

Meet the Host of On the Issues: Dr. Michele Goodwin is a frequent contributor to Ms. magazine and on MsMagazine.com. She is a Chancellor’s Professor at the University of California, Irvine and also serves on the executive committee and national board of the ACLU. Dr. Goodwin is a prolific author and an elected member of the American Law Institute, as well as an elected Fellow of the American Bar Foundation and the Hastings Center. Her most recent book, Policing The Womb: Invisible Women and The Criminalization of Motherhood, is described as a “must read.”

About Ms. Magazine: Co-founded by Gloria Steinem in 1972 and published by the Feminist Majority Foundation since 2001, Ms. magazine has been a trusted, popular source for feminist news and information in print and online for nearly 50 years. Ms.’s time-honored traditions of an emphasis on in-depth investigative reporting and feminist political analysis have never been more relevant, bringing a new generation of writers and readers together to create the feminism of the future.


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