A Plan For That

United Progressive Platform

Welcome to A Plan For That, where hosts Erin and Ryan are here to build a consensus, brick by brick, for you of sensible solutions that allow for big structural change. The world is constantly changing and at a rapid pace, we want to allow a bridge of consumption that points to the best solutions with the best people trying to make the change for us all. Strong information that gives direction to individual thought from hosts who are regular folks just like you, on a quest for answers and understanding. read less
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One Paycheck Away
Feb 3 2021
One Paycheck Away
Welcome to A Plan For That Podcast where each week co-hosts  Erin and Ryan will meet with progressive organizers, activists, and leaders. Together we will Educate Invigorate and Elevate the Progressive movement. When we unite our voices an #ArmyOfProgressives​ is possible!Erin is our recently activated lightning bolt of energy that demands action. Ryan a former Republican activist turned progressive Democrat. Together, along with weekly guests that include organizers, volunteers, candidates, and politicians, add their 2¢ on the crazy news cycle.  Erin and Ryan end each week offering organic mobilization opportunities to Dream Big, Fight Hard, and elect an #ArmyOfProgressives​.Our GuestThis week is Duncan Sill!Duncan’s outcast lens weaves uncanny stories into filmmaking to address how humanity reconciles with our chaotic, often incomprehensible, divisive world.A NYU graduate, he has been involved in the film industry since 2007 with film program, policies, tax incentives and film studio development. Some of his film work include: Somebody Next Door (Director/Producer), Homeless Ashes (Executive Producer), Drunktown’s Finest (Executive Producer, Sundance Selection, Robert Redford, Executive Producer). With extensive economic, natural resources and community development experience, he brings a unique, raw POV and access to invoke disparate disciplines into potential call to action that comes from within the deep spaces of characters and places.Episode Website Resources:One Paycheck Away - Movie - http://onepaycheckawaymovie.com/Twitter:A Plan For That: @aplanforthatpodErin: @Welness4You13Ryan: @SweetCainMusicOne Paycheck Away Movie: @1_paycheckawayDuncan Sill: @InvictusDuncan
Every Race Every District
Jan 25 2021
Every Race Every District
Welcome to A Plan For That Podcast where each week co-hosts  Erin and Ryan will meet with progressive organizers, activists, and leaders. Together we will Educate Invigorate and Elevate the Progressive movement. When we unite our voices an #ArmyOfProgressives is possible!Erin is our recently activated lightning bolt of energy that demands action. Ryan a former Republican activist turned progressive Democrat. Together, along with weekly guests that include organizers, volunteers, candidates, and politicians, add their 2¢ on the crazy news cycle.  Erin and Ryan end each week offering organic mobilization opportunities to Dream Big, Fight Hard, and elect an #ArmyOfProgressives.Our GuestThis week is Matt Rogers!Matt is an Arlington, VA young husband, condo renter, youth sports coach, precinct captain, doting dog-father, Chief of Staff for a Virginia state senator, and the owner of a political consulting firm that prioritizes recruiting and assisting candidates in races far too often left unattended by Party leadership. Over the last few months, he has assisted in successfully recruiting candidates in every single Florida state legislative district for the 2020 election cycle. After completing his undergraduate degree in Political Science and minoring in Criminal Justice, & Religious Studies at VCU in Richmond, Matt’s then-fiancée, now-wife and he chose Ballston as the place to begin their family. Since that time, Matt has coached over a dozen flag football and youth basketball teams in Arlington and has become a frequent volunteer in the community, including on the Board of Arlington Independent Media and the local anti-poverty organization, Arlington Thrive — of which his wife serves as a member of the Board. In the final four days of the 2017 gubernatorial election alone, Matt knocked over 1,000 doors to help elect our Democratic Governor. Since 2017 alone, he's traveled the state recruiting candidates, knocking doors, and helping candidates raise over $275,000 to help Democrats win all three statewide offices, the State Senate & the House of Delegates.Matt is running for this office because he's not only already an effective law-maker and team-player, but the kind of visible community leader the 47th District deserves.Episode Website Resources:Friends of Matt Rogers - https://www.friendsofmattrogers.comTwitter:A Plan For That: @aplanforthatpodErin: @Welness4You13Ryan: @SweetCainMusicMatt Rogers: @MattForDelegate
Dangers of Dark Money
Jan 15 2021
Dangers of Dark Money
Welcome to A Plan For That Podcast where each week Cohosts  Erin and Ryan will meet with progressive organizers, activists, and leaders. Together we will Educate Invigorate and Elevate the Progressive movement. When we unite our voices an #ArmyOfProgressives is possible!Erin is our recently activated lightning bolt of energy that demands action. Ryan a former Republican activist turned progressive Democrat. Together, along with weekly guests that include organizers, volunteers, candidates, and politicians, add their 2¢ on the crazy news cycle.  Erin and Ryan end each week offering organic mobilization opportunities to Dream Big, Fight Hard, and elect an #ArmyOfProgressives.🌊 Religious leaders petition for direct cash payments.🌊Where's our clear message?🌊How to talk about policy and politics?Our Guest This week is Joe Spaulding, Joe specializes in volunteer recruitment and management, digital communications, and data and analytics. Recently, he has directed field and data programs for statewide candidates in California and Idaho, and directed strategy for a record-breaking ballot initiative in Michigan, leading an all-volunteer petition circulating team in collecting over 440,000 signatures in just 4 months time.In addition to his work on campaigns, Joe has several years of project management experience working on national level-IT projects for the Department of Veterans Affairs, shepherding software development projects through procurement to completion, with a metrics based focus on the deliverable approval process. This work provides him with a unique and flexible understanding of software applications and platform utilization that are an asset to any campaign.When he isn’t on the phone, in a spreadsheet, or out knocking doors, Joe enjoys riding his Harley Road King up and down the California coast, sleeping in his hammock in national forests, and volunteering on the staff of American Model United Nations, an annual conference for over 1,200 college students in Chicago. Episode Website Resources:Slay The Dragon Filmhttps://www.slaythedragonfilm.comTwitter:A Plan For That: @aplanforthatpodErin: @Welness4You13Ryan: @SweetCainMusicJoe Spaulding: @PamKeithFL
A Plan For Progressive Power
Dec 18 2020
A Plan For Progressive Power
Welcome to A Plan For That Podcast where each week Cohosts  Erin and Ryan will meet with progressive organizers, activists and leaders. Together we will Educate Invigorate and Elevate the Progressive movement. When we unite our voices an #ArmyOfProgressives is possible!Erin is our recently activated lightning bolt of energy that demands action. Ryan a former Republican activist turned progressive Democrat on #TeamWarren. Together, along with weekly guests that include organizers, volunteers, candidates, and politicians, add their 2¢ on the crazy news cycle.  Erin and Ryan end each week offering organic mobilization opportunities to Dream Big, Fight Hard and elect an #ArmyOfProgressives.🌊 Religious leaders petition for direct cash payments.🌊Where's our clear message?🌊How to talk about policy and politics?Our Guest This week is Pam Keith, Pam Keith is the Democratic Nominee for Florida’s 18th Congressional District. She won the primary election this year with 80% of the vote (a CD 18 record), while generating an increase in turnout of more than 8,000 votes over the previous turnout record (during a pandemic). In 2016, Pam became the first African American woman to run a qualified campaign for U.S. Senate in Florida history, garnering almost 174,000 votes (more than 15% of the vote) on a shoestring budget of $175,000. In that race -- her first foray into politics -- Pam won fans all over Florida for her innovative ideas and inspirational public speaking style. Pam then ran for FL 18 in the 2018 cycle, and again electrified audiences all over the district. She built a loyal cadre of activist volunteers who continue to support her to this day.  In 2018, she received 40% of the vote, while being substantially out-spent and unable to run television ads. She entered this year’s race for FL 18 in April, outraised her opponent in every reporting period, pulled together a strong campaign team, leveraged her human assets from 2018 and won the primary in a landslide.Pam is the daughter of a U.S. Diplomat and former U.S. Ambassador. She was born in Turkey and lived in Morocco, Syria, Brazil and several U.S. cities before going to high school in Oakland, CA and attending U.C. Davis for her BA and MA degrees.  She then attended Boston College Law School where she was Moot Court champion and made Law Review.  She commissioned into the U.S. Navy as a JAG Officer in 1995 and served for four years, including a tour as Officer in Charge of the Legal Services Office in Bahrain. Ms. Keith later served as the first JAG assigned to the Navy Task Force on Computer Network Security. She speaks French, Spanish and Portuguese.Pam has more than twenty years of legal experience, having worked at the prestigious law firms Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, Jones Day, and Ogletree Deakins.  Episode Website Resources:Pam's Direct Payments Stimulus Linkhttps://www.petitions.net/the_peoples_petition_to_demand_direct_cash_payment_stimuluGeorgia Voting Rightsfairfight.comImportant Dates For Georgia Senate Run Off Dec 14th- Early Voting Begins Jan 5th- Election Day SocialsTwitter:A Plan For That: @aplanforthatpodErin: @Welness4You13Ryan: @SweetCainMusicPam Keith: @PamKeithFL
Plan for Securing Our Voice Pt.2 (Jennifer Cohn)
Dec 4 2020
Plan for Securing Our Voice Pt.2 (Jennifer Cohn)
Welcome to A Plan For That Podcast where each week Cohosts  Erin and Ryan will meet with progressive organizers, activists and leaders. Together we will Educate Invigorate and Elevate the Progressive movement. When we unite our voices an #ArmyOfProgressives is possible!Erin is our recently activated lightning bolt of energy that demands action. Ryan a former Republican activist turned progressive Democrat on #TeamWarren. Together, along with weekly guests that include organizers, volunteers, candidates, and politicians, add their 2¢ on the crazy news cycle.  Erin and Ryan end each week offering organic mobilization opportunities to Dream Big, Fight Hard and elect an #ArmyOfProgressives.This weeks episode:🌊 What are the security loopholes?🌊How does this play out in Georgia?🌊Where do we go from here to get security back to our elections?Our Guest This week is Jennifer Cohn , Jennifer Cohn is an election integrity advocate, writer, and freelance journalist whose election-integrity articles have appeared in the New York Review of Books, Who What Why, TYT Investigates, The Brad Blog, and Salon.Since the 2016 election she has focused her professional efforts exclusively on investigating and exposing our country's insecure computerized elections. A compilation of her written work and interviews can be found at https://t.co/6vNu4QNVmC. She posts daily about election security via her twitter account, @jennycohn1, which has over 140k followers.Jennifer graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles in 1989 and Hastings College of the Law in 1993. She was a law partner at Nielsen Haley & Abbott in Marin County for many years, where she specialized in insurance coverage and civil appeals. Before that she specialized in criminal appellate law.Episode Website Resources: Jennifer Cohn Election Integrity Group https://protectourvotes.com/SAFE Act Bill https://www.congress.gov/bill/116th-congress/house-bill/2722Important Dates For Georgia Senate Run Off Now- Reguest your ballot Dec 7th- Voter registration Deadline Dec 14th- Early Voting Begins Jan 5th- Election Day Socials Twitter: A Plan For That: @aplanforthatpodErin: @Welness4You13Ryan: @SweetCainMusicJennifer Cohn: @jennycohn1A Plan For That: @aplanforthatpodYoutube: https://youtu.be/jDxDNathmV8
Plan for Securing our Voice
Nov 25 2020
Plan for Securing our Voice
Welcome to A Plan For That, a podcast for progressive voters who believe in sensible solutions, big structural change, and continuing the push of America's center to the Left. Each week, this show strives to contextualize all of the fast-paced developments in the push for the 2020 Election, and develop an action plan for beyond.  Approachable for any audience, the hosts aren't former Congressional aides or members of the national cable media, but regular people who got involved in the process because they felt the call.Erin is our recently activated lightning bolt of energy that demands action. Welcome Ryan Nelson-Cain as our new Co-host. A former Republican activist turned progressive Democrat on #TeamWarren. Together, along with weekly guests that include organizers, volunteers, candidates, and politicians, add their 2¢ on the crazy news cycle.  Erin and Ryan end each week offering organic mobilization opportunities to Dream Big, Fight Hard and elect an #ArmyOfProgressives.We want to extend a huge thank you to Vince Chant, we wish him well on all his major projects in the future. This weeks episode:🌊False Prophets🌊Voter Integrity🌊Following the LeadersOur Guest this week is Golda Valez, a Senior Software Engineer in Risk and Fraud, Graduate from Cal Tech, and human rights worker.Discussing her project leading up to election to verify and establish truth around ballot data.Both in the digital and physical context, in an effort to connect candidates whose voter turn out does not match the data of an election with volunteer data analyst to gather evidence around voter irregularities.Episode Website Resources: https://fairfight.comhttps://votesaveamerica.comhttps://democracycounts.orghttps://wanna.votehttp://www.cooperation.org
Plan to Lobby
Oct 28 2020
Plan to Lobby
Welcome to A Plan For That, a podcast for progressive voters who believe in sensible solutions, big structural change, and continuing the push of America's center to the Left. Co-hosted each week by Erin and Vince, this show strives to contextualize all of the fast-paced developments in the push for the 2020 Election, and develop an action plan for beyond.  Approachable for any audience, the hosts aren't former Congressional aides or members of the national cable media, but regular people who got involved in the process because they felt the call.Erin is our recently activated lightning bolt of energy that demands action. Vince, the experienced voice in political organization and activism. Together, along with weekly guests that include organizers, volunteers, candidates, and politicians, add their 2¢ on the crazy news cycle.  Erin and Vince end each week offering organic mobilization opportunities to Dream Big, Fight Hard and elect an #ArmyOfProgressives.On this week's episode:  🌊  SCOTUS of by and for POTUS🌊  Lobbyists Against Lobbying🌊  Last-minute VolunteeringOur Guest this week is Justin Strekal, a registered federal lobbyist who spends his days as the Political Director for NORML. Before working on drug policy, Justin worked on tax, wage, and campaign finance policy and for electoral campaigns throughout the country at every level of government.In this episode Vince mentions a GoFund Me to help cover and report on the protest movement from Colorado and coast-to-coast, if you are interested in contributing to that campaign you can here: https://www.gofundme.com/f/help-vince-shoot-like-a-pro
Ballot Box Befuddlement
Oct 14 2020
Ballot Box Befuddlement
Welcome to A Plan For That, a podcast for progressive voters who believe in sensible solutions, big structural change, and continuing the push of America's center to the Left. Co-hosted each week by Erin and Vince, this show strives to contextualize all of the fast-paced developments in the push for the 2020 Election, and develop an action plan for beyond.  Approachable for any audience, the hosts aren't former Congressional aides or members of the national cable media, but regular people who got involved in the process because they felt the call.Erin is our recently activated lightning bolt of energy that demands action. Vince, the experienced voice in political organization and activism. Together, along with weekly guests that include organizers, volunteers, candidates, and politicians, add their 2¢ on the crazy news cycle.  Erin and Vince end each week offering organic mobilization opportunities to Dream Big, Fight Hard and elect an #ArmyOfProgressives.On this week's episode:  🌊  Voter Suppression, but Make it Blatant.🌊  "Vote Us Out," he said.🌊  Trusting Our Election  Our Guest this week is Jenny Cohn, an attorney and election integrity advocate with Protect Our Votes. Since the 2016 election she has focused her professional efforts exclusively on investigating and exposing our country’s insecure computerized elections. Jenny graduated from UCLA and Hastings College of the Law, and can be read in the New York Review of Books, Who What Why, TYT Investigates, The Brad Blog, and Salon.In the show we reference this GoFundMe to support the #COinDC Delegation that Vince will be traveling with in Mid-October, please, if you are able to, support this important action: https://www.gofundme.com/f/255i999q5c
Army Of Progressives
Oct 7 2020
Army Of Progressives
Welcome to A Plan For That, a podcast for progressive voters who believe in sensible solutions, big structural change, and continuing the push of America's center to the Left. Co-hosted each week by Erin and Vince, this show strives to contextualize all of the fast-paced developments in the push for the 2020 Election, and develop an action plan for beyond.  Approachable for any audience, the hosts aren't former Congressional aides or members of the national cable media, but regular people who got involved in the process because they felt the call.Erin is our recently activated lightning bolt of energy that demands action. Vince, the experienced voice in political organization and activism. Together, along with weekly guests that include organizers, volunteers, candidates, and politicians, add their 2¢ on the crazy news cycle.  Erin and Vince end each week offering organic mobilization opportunities to Dream Big, Fight Hard and elect an #ArmyOfProgressives.  On this week's episode:   🌊  Progressive SuperPACs🌊  An Ad For That 🌊  COVID-in-Chief🌊  PA GOP, WTFOur Guest this week is Alex Lawson, co-founder of Operation Frederick Douglas.  A team of passionate progressives fighting for racial justice, women’s equality, education, and a more equitable and just world for everyone, Op Frederick Douglas is eager to meet power with power by creating a space for progressive voices and values through fundraising, media outreach and more. They are driven to elect more progressive candidates into office who will help enact more progressive policies into law. Learn More: http://opfd.usIn the show we reference this GoFundMe to support the #COinDC Delegation that Vince will be traveling with in Mid-October, please, if you are able to, support this important action: https://www.gofundme.com/f/255i999q5c
Making News Matter Again
Sep 30 2020
Making News Matter Again
Welcome to A Plan For That, a podcast for progressive voters who believe in sensible solutions, big structural change, and continuing the push of America's center to the Left. Co-hosted each week by Erin and Vince, this show strives to contextualize all of the fast-paced developments in the push for the 2020 Election, and develop an action plan for beyond.  Approachable for any audience, the hosts aren't former Congressional aides or members of the national cable media, but regular people who got involved in the process because they felt the call.Erin is our recently activated lightning bolt of energy that demands action. Vince, the experienced voice in political organization and activism. Together, along with weekly guests that include organizers, volunteers, candidates, and politicians, add their 2¢ on the crazy news cycle.  Erin and Vince end each week offering organic mobilization opportunities to Dream Big, Fight Hard and elect an #ArmyOfProgressives.On this week's episode:  🌊  Being A Responsible News Gatherer🌊  Tax Dodger, Money Launderer?🌊  An Impeached President's Judge🌊  5 House Races You Need To Watch  Our Guest this week is Tauhid Chappell, an eight-year veteran of the media industry, with a resume that includes stints at the Washington Post and Philadelphia Inquirer, Tauhid is an executive board member of the Philadelphia Association of Black Journalists,oldest association of Black journalists in the country (the chapter responsible for founding the NATIONAL Association of Black Journalists.).In the show we reference this GoFundMe to support the #COinDC Delegation that Vince will be traveling with in Mid-October, please, if you are able to, support this important action: https://www.gofundme.com/f/255i999q5cOur House races to watch, from friend of the show Karin Sung, are:🗳Alyse Galvin in Alaska🗳Kathleen Williams in Montana🗳Eugene DePasquale in Pennsylvania🗳Christian Finello in Pennsylvania🗳Mike Siegel in Texas🗳Julie Oliver in Texas🗳Hillary Scholten in Michigan🗳Alan Cohn in Florida
Electoral College (Virtual Campus)
Sep 2 2020
Electoral College (Virtual Campus)
Welcome to A Plan For That, a podcast for progressive voters who believe in sensible solutions, big structural change, and continuing the push of America's center to the Left. Co-hosted each week by Erin and Vince, this show strives to contextualize all of the fast-paced developments in the push for the 2020 Election, and develop an action plan for beyond.Approachable for any audience, the hosts aren't former Congressional aides or members of the national cable media, but regular people who got involved in the process because they felt the call. Erin is our recently activated lightning bolt of energy that demands action. Vince, the experienced voice in political organization and activism. Together, along with weekly guests that include organizers, volunteers, candidates, and politicians, add their 2¢ on the crazy news cycle.Erin and Vince end each week offering organic mobilization opportunities to Dream Big, Fight Hard and elect an #ArmyOfProgressives.On this week's episode:    🌊  Should #BlackLivesMatter activists take a break?    🌊  How do we prepare for the #RedMirage?    🌊  Reforming the Electoral CollegeOur Guest this week is Karin Sung.Karin is a non-practicing lawyer with a commitment to building renewable, sustainable solutions for our populations energy needs. Recognizing that popular structural reform like the Green New Deal won't be able to pass in a nation under "minority rule," she is on a mission to actualize the Multi-state Compact for the Popular Vote. Reforming the electoral college's ability to give rule from the many to the few is one way to re-democratize our gerrymandered republic, and Karin has identified the eight state races that could get us there.
Big Structural Fun | S01E01
Aug 26 2020
Big Structural Fun | S01E01
Welcome to A Plan For That, a podcast for progressive voters who believe in sensible solutions, big structural change, and continuing the push of America's center to the Left. Co-hosted each week by Erin and Vince, this show strives to contextualize all of the fast-paced developments in the push for the 2020 Election, and develop an action plan for beyond.Approachable for any audience, the hosts aren't former Congressional aides or members of the national cable media, but regular people who got involved in the process because they felt the call. Erin is our recently activated lightning bolt of energy that demands action. Vince, the experienced voice in political organization and activism. Together, along with weekly guests that include organizers, volunteers, candidates, and politicians, add their 2¢ on the crazy news cycle.Erin and Vince end each week offering organic mobilization opportunities to Dream Big, Fight Hard and elect an #ArmyOfProgressives.On this week's episode:    🌊  Convention Chaos: Dems defy and Republicans rancor    🌊 Party or Primary: What's the plan for past 2021?    🌊 #BlackLivesMatter mobilizationOur Guest this week is Kaliko CastilleKaliko Castille is the CEO and Co-Founder of ThndrStrm Strategies, a digital marketing and communications firm focused on helping political campaigns and businesses develop and execute their digital strategy.Before starting ThndrStrm, Kaliko spent 10 years in the marijuana reform movement, starting out as an activist and intern for NORML before going on to run sales and marketing for various cannabis industry startups. He most recently served as Director of Marketing for National Cannabis Industry Association, overseeing their content team and currently sits as Vice President of the Minority Cannabis Business Association.