We’ve joined the airwaves to help spark conversation and activism on some of the most critical issues of today. From the courts to immigration, we’re seeing unprecedented attacks on the values we hold near and dear. At Pod for the Cause, we’re going to tackle these issues and more. Our friends in the movement will be stopping by to have these conversations, and they promise to be real, straightforward and honest. This podcast was created for those of you wanting to effect change, who understand the importance of restoring our democracy and want to engage in deep conversation around the issues. So check out the first episode of Pod for the Cause, and subscribe below!
Pod for the Cause host Ashley Allison is joined remotely by Vanita Gupta, President and CEO of The Leadership Conference, to talk about how COVID-1...Learn more
Pod for the Cause host Ashley Allison is joined by Stacey Abrams, the former Democratic nominee for the governorship of Georgia, the Founder and Ch...Learn more
Pod for the Cause host Ashley Allison is joined by powerhouse Representatives Kathy Castor, Darren Soto, Marc Veasey, Al Green and John Sarbanes fo...Learn more
Powerhouse Representatives Pramila Jayapal, Barbara Lee, Sheila Jackson Lee, and Maxine Waters joined Pod for the Cause host Ashley Allison for par...Learn more
Pod for the Cause host Ashley Allison is joined by Cecile Richards, Mayra Macias, and Alicia Garza for a very special episode live from The Leaders...Learn more
Pod for the Cause host Ashley Allison is joined by Martín Batalla Vidal, the lead plaintiff in the New York case McAleenan v. Vidal, to discuss DA...Learn more
To kick off season two, Pod for the Cause host Ashley Allison is joined by special guest Dawn-Lyen Gardner, star of Queen Sugar, to discuss voter s...Learn more
Pod for the Cause host Ashley Allison welcomes David Hogg, activist and co-founder of March For Our Lives and Zion Kelly, activist and student at F...Learn more
Pod for the Cause host Ashley Allison welcomes Vilissa Thompson, creator of #DisabilityTooWhite and founder of RampYourVoice, to discuss how disabi...Learn more
Meet the Host
Vanessa N. Gonzalez is the executive vice president of field and member services at The Leadership Conference — a coalition of more than 220 organizations serving as a strategic hub of the civil rights movement. For more than a decade, Vanessa has been a leader in outreach, community engagement, and building political and advocacy movements. Vanessa loves living in “should be a state” D.C. and is a proud mama to a very opinionated eight-year-old and a 16-year-old rescue senior pup, who is usually snoring by her side. She is constantly inspired by teachers, care providers, and the bravery of immigrants who continue to build this country.