Shadow Politics is a grass roots talk show giving a voice to the voiceless. For more than 200 years the people of the Nation's Capital have ironically been excluded from the national political conversation. With no voting member of either house of Congress, Washingtonians have lacked the representation they need to be equal and to have their voices heard. Shadow Politics will provide a platform for them, as well as the millions of others nationwide who feel politically disenfranchised and disconnected, to be included in a national dialog.
We need to start a new conversation in America, one that is more inclusive and diverse and one that will lead our great nation forward to meet the challenges of the 21st century. At Shadow Politics, we hope to get this conversation started by bringing Americans together to talk about issues important to them. We look forward to having you be part of the discussion so call in and join the conversation. America is calling and we're listening… Shadow Politics is about America hearing what you have to say. It's your chance to talk to an elected official who has spent more than 30 years in Washington politics. We believe that if we start a dialog and others add their voices we will create a chorus. Even if those other politicians in Washington don't hear you — Senator Brown will. He's on a mission to listen to what America has to say and use it to start a productive dialog to make our democracy stronger and more inclusive. If we are all part of the solution we can solve any problem.
Dr. Laura Meyers is currently CEO of Planned Parenthood of Metropolitan Washington, DC. Prior to joining PPMW in 2008, Laura was CEO of Planned Parenthood of Western New York. Dr. Meyers currently serves on the Planned Parenthood Federation of America’s Board of Directors, is the
Vice Chair of the Affiliate Risk Management Board of Directors and Co-Chair of 416 Holdings’ Board of
Directors. Dr. Meyers is the former Chair of the National Family Planning and Reproductive Health
Association’s Board of Directors. She also served for 12 years as an elected member of the Amherst Central School District Board of Education in New York State.
Laura holds a PhD in Social Foundations of Education from the State University of New York at Buffalo (UB), a Masters in Counseling from UB and an undergraduate degree from the SUNY-Albany. Dr. Meyers is a graduate of the Jacobs School of Management Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership Program at UB, as well as the Community Health Foundation of Western and Central New York’s Community Healthcare Leadership Fellowship program.
Planned Parenthood of Metropolitan Washington, DC was founded on the visionary idea that access to
sexual and reproductive health care could transform people’s lives. For more than 80 years, PPMW has
provided high quality, supportive reproductive medical care for families in the DC metro area.
VISION: PPMW envisions a society in which equity is a reality: where every person’s right to dignity, justice, and autonomy is fully recognized and protected; where accessing quality healthcare doesn’t depend on who you are or where you live; and where our community works together so that every person has the opportunity to lead their healthiest life.
MISSION: PPMW provides high-quality, compassionate healthcare, including reproductive care; promotes
sexual health; and advocates for reproductive rights and health equity for all.