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The BGG Podcast: How to Make a Stronger Democracy - Dr. Sadaf Jaffer

Welcome to Season 8 of The Brown Girls Guide to Politics Podcast!

Today’s guest, Dr. Sadaf Jaffer, is the first Asian American and first Muslim American woman sworn in to the New Jersey General Assembly, and formerly the first Muslim woman to serve as a mayor in the United States. This trailblazer knows what it takes to win an election! Without prior political experience, Sadaf decided to be the change she wanted to see in her community by training with EMERGE and running for office. Sadaf tells us how her intersecting identities and messaging enabled her to help her community, particularly women and undocumented folks, during COVID and beyond.

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The Brown Girls Guide to Politics Podcast is all about amplifying the voices of women who are too often forgotten in media coverage. Host A’shanti Gholar leads conversations with women changing the face of politics. In the BGG to Politics blog, A’shanti created a space for women of color to learn about the current state of politics, to support others breaking into the political sphere, and to celebrate incredible women changing the course of the country. A’shanti founded the blog in 2018 and Wonder Media Network is thrilled to extend her platform to audio.

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