Shadow Politics with Senator Michael Brown and Maria Sanchez
Guest, Tamyra Harrison
Tamyra Harrison grew up in Champaign-Urbana, Illinois and later lived in Jacksonville, Fl. and Wheaton, IL, before settling back to Champaign. She was with Osco Drug for 14 years, which brought her to Iowa, before deciding to leave the company to pursue other career options. She had never worked in politics prior to 2004, but immediately became hooked on the idea of being able to make a difference in the world while working with great people and having a lot of fun along the way. She is still the Executive Director of The Polk County Democrats in Iowa.
Tamyra is also the Founder and Director of Iowans for D.C. Statehood. Members of Iowans for D.C. Statehood endorse and encourage citizens and their members of Congress to support statehood and full democracy for the District of Columbia that will guarantee to D.C. residents full congressional voting representation, budget autonomy and all of the rights that are enjoyed by the people of the 50 United States of America.
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.