We’re lifelong political activists…

Amy and Robyn

Amy Posner and Robyn Chance

We took to the streets (again) in 2017… The women’s march. The march in support of science… Surreal. Marching for science? Unimaginable, even as it was happening.

We’ve marched for education. For women– for our rights, our safety and for agency over our own bodies.

We’ve fought for the dreamers. For religious freedom. And for LGBTQ rights.

We’ve protested against healthcare repeal, and against the outrageous treatment of immigrants and minorities of every description.

And we’ve waged the internal battle for the right to not think about any of this shit, for a weekend, or a day, or even for 5 minutes.

We can’t (and won’t) keep quiet.

About Robyn

Robyn

From my very beginnings, politics have played a role in my life.

My Mom was a volunteer for Bobby Kennedy, she even got to shake his hand and wish him luck. My father worked for the Ohio State Legislature, the HEC Board, and was an adjunct Professor for Political Science at the Evergreen State College; one of his students is now a member of Congress.

So, I guess it’s not hard to see why I have spent the better part of my life engaged in political campaigns, initiatives and actions.

My real political work started with the YES on 120 campaign, which sought to preserve a woman’s right to choose in Washington State. We won!

Following that, I began doorbelling, making phone calls, sign waving and fundraising for a variety of political candidates, including Barack Obama. He won, twice!

I continue to be engaged, and I know that I am not alone when I say, marching, rallying, writing, protesting, learning, phone calling and educating have taken up the greater part of my last year.

I am an educator, an artist, a parent and a card-carrying member of the ACLU.

About Amy

Amy

I’ve been an activist for more than three decades.

Brought up by parents who were protesting the war in Vietnam, I was exposed early to the idea of civil action.

In the 70s I knocked on doors for a year to raise money for the Equal Rights Amendment. In the 80s and early 90s I was an AIDS activist and AIDS buddy.

Since that time, I’ve worked for women’s rights, LGBTQ rights, and just generally been a rabble rouser who is not willing to be quiet when I see/hear/experience discrimination.

In more recent years, I’ve volunteered for the last four presidential campaigns and worked for Pizza Klatch – a local model being studied nationally where adults provide a pizza lunch and support for LGBTQ kids and their allies in local high schools once a week.

I am particularly moved – right now — to stand up for what I believe in. I’m sickened by what’s happening to our country and the abject horror of an unprepared president who is utterly lacking in compassion and seemingly – human decency.

Jane Doe Radio is my way of fighting back.

We’re determined to keep fighting

…to keep resisting, to stand up for what we believe in.

2017 is now officially behind us, and what a craven and soul-crushing experience the Trump administration has been so far.

Maybe it’s the fuel we need for a revolution…

…To take back our democracy, where the richest and most privileged among us feel an obligation to those who have less and struggle more…

…A democracy where people are respected, where white supremacists are not acknowledged as “some really fine people”…

…And where women have full and total control over their rights in every sense and in every venue – at home, at work and in the world at large.

Jane Doe Radio is another way we’re fighting back

Every week, we’ll look at the insanity of the week, day or hour, depending — and talk about it with guests from a variety of backgrounds:

  • We’ll talk to our political friends in Britain, Sweden and Canada
  • We’ll interview a Seattle attorney who’s got a close eye on the Mueller investigation
  • Our regular legal correspondent will join us to share her unique viewpoint and insights
  • We have Washington state representatives lined up, as well as a local veterinarian who got angry, got active and got elected to her local city council, in the state capitol

We’ll talk to people who are resisting, in their own ways… and the focus of our show will be everyday activism:  What you can do today, or this week – what small effort will make you feel empowered rather than disenfranchised.

We hope you’ll join the conversation and resist with us.

“First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a Socialist.

“Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a Trade Unionist.

“Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a Jew.

“Then they came for me—and there was no one left to speak for me.”

–Martin Niemöller

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