Georgia, Vice President, Georgia Tech discussed on Morning Edition

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There is a strong emphasis on showing our values through boycotts. And as a daughter of south, I appreciate that. But the solution to this challenge does not come from removing economic opportunity. It actually comes from changing the composition of our leadership. Because while this force pregnancy. Bill is one attempt to remove access to health care. There are other bills that will follow this wind up feet if we want a permanent solution, we need a permanent change in that means investing in political change in the state of Georgia, and that's why I need people to stay in tight, although can't you do both to some degree. I mean, there are examples of how economic boycotts, can at least create public pressure that leads to change and thinking of the twenty sixteen boycott of North Carolina over the transgender bathroom Bill or the boycott that Hammond Indiana of the tension between gay rights and religious freedom. I mean those boycotts created public pressure that helped leverage change they did. But we have to remember that the B Q community that years building a narrative within the corporation that worked while it's happening now has not reached the same place. That's why you see that. It's the entertainment industry, that's pushing back, but when the religious freedom bills, removing it was worth five hundred company. It was tech company, the challenges that in two years so will likely become law, and if we want to repeal it. We have to recognize the people who have for those legislators. This isn't democrat how they win election. These are not people who are going to rescind their beliefs or their votes. And to the most effective way to change. The outcome is actually change the people making decision. Do you think Democrats have missed the boat and not creating the kind of foundation and structure around abortion, that Republicans have over the years. I don't think that they've missed the boat. I think there was a belief that because court had made Roe v Wade settled law. And because for forty years the battle despite being joined had never truly moved in the direction of repeal of really weighed, I think Democrats did believe that we were in a safer position. However, my responsibility needs to challenge where it stand. And I'm proud of the work that's being done by reproductive choice groups. I'm proud of the voices. We're hearing coming out of the democratic leaders. But we also have to remember that if. Robie waited overturned. It doesn't ban abortion. It simply returns the responsibility to the state, and we want state of Georgia to be effective to have a business climate that invites not only entertainment industry, but other companies we have to solve our healthcare crisis and that includes solving the crisis of making sure women have access to healthcare by having access to reproductive Twitter. Former vice president, Joe Biden, recently reversed his long held support for something called the Hyde amendment which essentially bans federal funding for abortion. Do you believe all Democrats should have a uniform position on all aspects of the abortion debate? I believe that leaders are required to serve the people and abortion access is a healthcare. Right. It is the way women can control their bodies until their teachers economic destiny. And while your personal beliefs are absolutely yours as a leader, I believe that we should be pushing for and electing leaders who reflect that value. You believe that women should have the right to make health care decisions for themselves in the family that should be a litmus test for all Democrats running for president. I don't use that language. But I do think that for the purposes of this election, we have uniformity among the candidates. And I think that's a good thing. There are more than twenty Democrats running for president. Is there space for you? I think that there is base for me should I decide that I can add value to this contest. I have not cited that yet and my job right now is to protect jobs and Georgia Tech women in Georgia by not only holding onto the entertainment industry jobs that we have, but also thinking about the next five years in ten years, next forty years, we should not have to continue litigating bodily atonomy for women reproductive freedom for women and my mission is the most strategic way we can secure those rights. And right now, that means staying in fighting in Georgia that was Stacey Abrams talking with Rachel Martin. For the first time in the team's fifty two year history, the Saint Louis blues are the Stanley Cup champions, Saint Louis public radio's Rachel Lipman as the reaction from Saint Louis. Game..

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