This episode continues our conversation about why running for public office is important, but it is a little different - it’s a recording of a live conversation I had with Amy McGrath, who ran for both the U.S. House of Representatives and then for the Senate against Mitch McConnell. This episode also contains an introduction from former Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa.
As you’ll learn, Amy is a trailblazer. She was the first woman to fly a combat mission for the Marine Corps and the first to pilot the F-18 fighter jet on a combat mission. In our conversation, Amy and I touch on a variety of issues - but most importantly, the role of women as political leaders and why more women need to be in positions of power. Amy also shares the challenges and advantages of serving in the armed forces and then running for high political office during the pandemic.
UnfairNation is recorded at The Difference Engine, a venture studio housed Arizona State University that builds products communities can use to reduce inequality. This conversation was part of a regular speaker series The Engine holds called Engineering Change. You can check more about our work by visiting thedifferencenegine.asu.edu.