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“Behind every great man is a strong woman.” — People

In the United States of America we have a rich history of having First Ladies use their voice to speak out for our most vulnerable Americans.  

Evelyn YANG

Meet your future First Lady, Evelyn Yang! As a former retail executive turned stay-at-home mom to two young boys, Evelyn describes her role as a mother as her hardest job, “Just because I don’t get a paycheck doesn’t mean there isn’t value in that work.” Andrew Yang believes women do the hardest, most unrecognized work in our society, and his Freedom Dividend that gives every adult American $1,000 a month would be game-changing for women who may be stuck in bad situations where they rely on someone financially or may be in a job that exploits them. “Andrew’s reframed what ‘work’ means and nobody else would step up to do this if not for him.”

Evelyn Yang, the wife of 2020 presidential candidate Andrew Yang, reveals she was sexually assaulted by her doctor while she was pregnant. She spoke exclusively with CNN’s Dana Bash. #Yang #CNN #News

Evelyn Yang, wife of 2020 Democratic Presidential candidate Andrew Yang, speaks at the New York City women’s march days after revealing that in 2012 she was sexually assaulted by her doctor. Since coming forward, 15 other women have shared similar stories of sexual assault.

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Melania TRUMP

The first lady told ABC News’ Tom Llamas that she disagreed with the policy of separating families and told her husband. “I said to him that I feel that’s unacceptable. And he felt the same.”

In a rare interview with ABC, Melania Trump said she’s focused on being a mother and a first lady as opposed to her husband’s alleged infidelities. #CNN #News

In her new memoir, “Becoming,” former first lady Michelle Obama writes that she extended help to Melania Trump as she transitioned into the first lady role, but Mrs. Trump has yet to take her up on the offer.

Kat TAYLOR (Tom STEYER)

Looking for a great bank on the West Coast? Interview with Kat Taylor, Beneficial State Bank’s founder and CEO at their ‘Money on a Mission’ event in Seattle. Filmmaker and BSB customer Len Davis interviews Kat about the bank, economy, activism, crowdfunding and more, and Kat sings. BSB’s mission is to build prosperity in communities through beneficial banking services delivered in an economically and environmentally sustainable manner. To learn more visit http://www.BeneficialState.com and to see more of Len’s work visit http://www.youtube.com/LenDavis http://www.LovingLegacyVideo.com and http://www.PangealityProductions.com Beneficial State Bank’s founding team shared a vision to start a bank that finances community-based businesses, builds the long-term prosperity of responsible consumers and supports companies that have a commitment to the environment. Typically, mainstream banks work with big businesses that offer conventional products with relatively low risk — but often in a way that bars new, more sustainable ways of meeting our needs, like sustainable agriculture or clean energy. If we want to build our local community economies, then the underserved sectors must become the primary focus of our bank and other organizations committed to local living economies. Related to evolving our means of production, our bank also must create fair and transparent access to financial services to build financial literacy and economic prosperity for all. Those who live and work in local living economies need safe ways to conduct transactions and save money, as well as living wage jobs for reliable prosperity. Our vision is of a banking industry that is fair to the person with the least bargaining power and provides access to financial services for all our communities. When the bank was created, the founding team donated all the economic shares to the Beneficial State Foundation. That means the Foundation owns all of the economic rights of the Bank — when profits of the Bank are distributed, they can only be distributed to the Foundation which is mandated to reinvest those proceeds back into the communities and the environment on which we all depend. In our theory and experience, this ownership model aligns our incentives with the triple bottom line and the values of our bank customers. We sum up this philosophy in the phrase “Beneficial Banking.” Beneficial State offers a full line of traditional banking services, but with a distinct focus on the traditionally underserved: low-income communities, sustainable businesses and job creation. And we look for ways to help non-profit organizations and businesses that typically find conventional financing out-of-reach, such as specialty agriculture, renewable energy, green building and low-income housing.

Kat believes it’s not enough to dream that our philanthropic resources could clean up damage after the fact; we must instead get fundamental institutions, including business, aligned with the public interest in the first place.

Beneficial State Bank is the result of aligned mergers between OneCalifornia Bank, which Kat and her husband, Tom Steyer, founded in Oakland, CA, ShoreBank Pacific and Pan American Bank. Beneficial State Bancorp also owns the majority of Albina Community Bank in Portland, OR. Collectively the two banks operate 17 locations throughout California, Oregon and Washington.

Beneficial State Bank’s revolutionary ownership mandates that any distributed profit be invested in the low resourced communities it serves and the environment upon which we all depend. With strong organizational commitments to diversity, inclusion and environmental justice, Kat’s work is focused on advancing a fair, regenerative, and prosperous economy for all.

Kat is also a Founding Director of TomKat Ranch Educational Foundation (TKREF), dedicated to inspiring a sustainable food system through ranching, training, tours, research, and school food and garden programs. TKREF owns the social enterprise LeftCoast GrassFed, humanely raising cattle and other livestock for the benefit of healthy soils. Kat serves and has served on many non-profit boards including the Harvard Board of Overseers, Ecotrust, Good Samaritan Family Resource Center, UC Davis – Agricultural Sustainability Institute, ProPublica, CuriOdyssey, Insight Prison Project, KQED, and Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. She graduated from Harvard College and earned a JD/MBA from Stanford University. Tom Steyer, Kat’s climate/energy/justice activist husband, and she have four grown children, each pursuing their one wild and precious life, too.

Kat Taylor works in service of restoring social justice and environmental well-being to build a more equitable and inclusive world. Kat is active in a variety of social enterprises and philanthropic ventures on the West Coast focused on deep systems change. Currently, she serves as Co-Founder and Co-CEO of Beneficial State Bank, a Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) and certified B Corporation whose mission is to bring beneficial banking to low-income communities in an economically and environmentally sustainable manner – and to change the banking system for good.

Kat believes it’s not enough to dream that our philanthropic resources could clean up damage after the fact; we must instead get fundamental institutions, including business, aligned with the public interest in the first place.

Beneficial State Bank is the result of aligned mergers between OneCalifornia Bank, which Kat and her husband, Tom Steyer, founded in Oakland, CA, ShoreBank Pacific and Pan American Bank. Beneficial State Bancorp also owns the majority of Albina Community Bank in Portland, OR. Collectively the two banks operate 17 locations throughout California, Oregon and Washington.

Beneficial State Bank’s revolutionary ownership mandates that any distributed profit be invested in the low resourced communities it serves and the environment upon which we all depend. With strong organizational commitments to diversity, inclusion and environmental justice, Kat’s work is focused on advancing a fair, regenerative, and prosperous economy for all.

Kat is also a Founding Director of TomKat Ranch Educational Foundation (TKREF), dedicated to inspiring a sustainable food system through ranching, training, tours, research, and school food and garden programs. TKREF owns the social enterprise LeftCoast GrassFed, humanely raising cattle and other livestock for the benefit of healthy soils. Kat serves and has served on many non-profit boards including the Harvard Board of Overseers, Ecotrust, Good Samaritan Family Resource Center, UC Davis – Agricultural Sustainability Institute, ProPublica, CuriOdyssey, Insight Prison Project, KQED, and Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. She graduated from Harvard College and earned a JD/MBA from Stanford University. Tom Steyer, Kat’s climate/energy/justice activist husband, and she have four grown children, each pursuing their one wild and precious life, too.

Jane SANDERS

With the 2016 presidential election approaching, ABC News’ Linsey Davis goes deeper into their lives and gets to know the other halves of the 2016 Republican and Democratic candidates.

In Homestead, Florida, is the largest child detention center in the US. We have got to end private detention centers that profit off of children’s suffering.

Mark Halprin and Campbell Brown are joined by Jane Sanders, wife of Senator Bernie Sanders on “With All Due Respect” on Bloomberg Television. (Source: Bloomberg)

John Bessler (Amy KLOBUCHAR)

Join us for a special evening in the rare book room with University of Baltimore School of Law professor John Bessler as he showcases his book on Italian Enlightenment scholar Cesare Beccaria, The Birth of American Law: An Italian Philosopher and the American Revolution. John is joined in conversation by Jean Manas. Buy a copy of The Birth of American Law: An Italian Philosopher and the American Revolution here: http://www.strandbooks.com/index.cfm?…

TIME interviews Senator Amy Klobuchar at home with her husband. Subscribe to TIME ►► http://po.st/SubscribeTIME

A deep dive into the Eighth Amendment, which protects citizens from excessive fines and cruel and unusual punishment. In this video, Kim discusses the Eighth Amendment with scholars John Bessler and John Stinneford. To read more about the Eighth Amendment, visit the National Constitution Center’s Interactive Constitution. On this site, leading scholars interact and explore the Constitution and its history. For each provision of the Constitution, experts from different political perspectives coauthor interpretive explanations when they agree and write separately when their opinions diverge. View more lessons or practice this subject at https://www.khanacademy.org/humanitie… Khan Academy is a nonprofit organization with the mission of providing a free, world-class education for anyone, anywhere. We offer quizzes, questions, instructional videos, and articles on a range of academic subjects, including math, biology, chemistry, physics, history, economics, finance, grammar, preschool learning, and more. We provide teachers with tools and data so they can help their students develop the skills, habits, and mindsets for success in school and beyond. Khan Academy has been translated into dozens of languages, and 15 million people around the globe learn on Khan Academy every month. As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, we would love your help! Donate or volunteer today! Donate here: https://www.khanacademy.org/donate?ut… Volunteer here: https://www.khanacademy.org/contribut…

Chasten BUTTIGIEG

Educator, advocate and husband to Mayor Pete Buttigieg speaks at the 2019 Houston Gala Dinner.

In this expanded version of an interview conducted for “Sunday Morning,” John Dickerson, the co-host of “CBS This Morning,” talked with Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg, and his husband, Chasten Buttigieg, about what the mayor of South Bend, Indiana, is bringing that is different to the 2020 campaign.

Meet Chasten Buttigieg, the husband of 2020 hopeful Pete Buttigieg who could make history as America’s First Gentleman. » Subscribe to NowThis: http://go.nowth.is/News_Subscribe

In US news today, 2020 democratic candidate and South Bend mayor Pete Buttigieg’s husband Chasten Buttigieg sat down with NowThis News to talk about making history and their presidential campaign. Chasten Buttigieg calls Pete Buttigieg husband and came on stage during the pete buttigieg announcement speech. If Pete Buttigieg wins the 2020 election, Chasten will become America’s first-ever first gentleman. But making a 2020 election prediction would be premature as there are many 2020 election candidates. 2020 is shaping up to be one of the fiercest elections to date.

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Diana Taylor (Michael BLOOMBERG)

Doug sits down with Diana Taylor, Chair of the Hudson River Park Trust, Managing Director of Wolfensohn & Co., and former New York State Superintendent of Banks. The two discuss the mission of the Trust and the progress that has been made in development and construction of parkland along the Hudson River. They also discuss her vast background and accomplishments in the world of finance. (Taped: 10/23/2007) City Talk is CUNY TV ‘s forum for politics and public affairs. City Talk presents lively discussion of New York City issues, with the people that help make this city function. City Talk is hosted by Professor Doug Muzzio, co-director of the Center for the Study of Leadership in Government and the founder and former director of the Baruch College Survey Research Unit, both at Baruch College’s School of Public Affairs. Watch more at www.cuny.tv/show/citytalk

Jill BIDEN

Biden opens up about healing after losing her son Beau to cancer.

President Obama re-established diplomatic relations with Cuba, and visited Havana with his family in March. Second Lady Dr. Jill Biden just became the first American official in decades to travel to Camaguey, Cuba. Learn more: WH.gov/Cuba

In Winterthur, Switzerland, Dr. Jill Biden speaks on the Obama-Biden Administration’s commitment to higher education and job-training programs to ensure American workers have the skills they need to succeed in the global economy.

Former second lady Jill Biden has a new role as board chair for the nonprofit group Save the Children. In an interview with Yahoo News and Finance Anchor Bianna Golodryga, Biden and Save the Children president and CEO Carolyn Miles spoke about the organization’s new report, which details the harsh realities for many vulnerable children worldwide.

First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden embark on a 2 day U.S. tour to launch a national initiative to support and honor America’s service members and their families. The initiative aims to educate, challenge, and spark action from all sectors of our society — citizens, communities, businesses, non-profits, faith based institutions, philanthropic organizations, and government — to ensure military families have the support they have earned.

Jill Biden discusses her book, “Where The Light Enters”, at a Politics and Prose event at Sixth and I on 5/14/19.

Former Second Lady Jill Biden gives readers a candid, heartwarming glimpse into the creation of a beloved American family, and the life of a woman at its center with her memoir, Where the Light Enters. Growing up, Jill wanted two things: a marriage like her parents’—strong, loving, and full of laughter—and a career. An early heartbreak had left her uncertain about love, until she met Joe. But as they grew closer, Jill faced difficult questions: How would politics shape her family and professional life? Was she ready to become a mother to Joe’s two young sons? Through the challenges of public scrutiny, complicated family dynamics, and personal losses, she grew alongside her family, and she extended the family circle at every turn: with her students, military families, friends and staff at the White House, and more.

Dr. Biden is in conversation with actress, producer, and author Tracy Pollan.

https://www.politics-prose.com/book/9…

Jill Biden is a professor at Northern Virginia Community College and a former Second Lady of the United States. As Second Lady, she advocated for military service members, veterans, and their families; community colleges; the fight against cancer; and the education of women and girls around the world. She continues this work today through the Biden Foundation, the Biden Cancer Initiative, and the Beau Biden Foundation for the Protection of Children. Dr. Biden is married to Vice President Joe Biden.

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