Hour 1 - 3
Hour 1 - Ernest and Donna Hancock go over the headline news on Freedom's Phoenix; give a preview of the upcoming FP Newspaper
Hour 2&3+BONUS -- Christina Tobin (Founder and Chairman of FreeAndEqual.Org) comes on the show to talk about the upcoming conventions, elections, and various voting issues
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Hour 2 -- Christina Tobin (Founder and Chairman of FreeAndEqual.Org) comes on the show to talk about the upcoming conventions, elections, and various voting issues
Founder & Chair - FreeAndEqual.Org
Christina Tobin loves to fight the good fight… for US voters. She's making a career of helping honest, earnest candidates to run for political office.
In the course of her work, she decided to mainstream her efforts. In order to shift power back to individual voter, Tobin founded The Free & Equal Elections Foundation, a non-partisan, 501(c)3 non-profit organization, dedicated to creating open and transparent elections in 2008. Free and Equal is the platform that's helping thousands of citizens work together, who want to clean up politics for once and for all.
A bit of background about Tobin. In the 2004 presidential election, Tobin defended 29,000 signatures in Illinois for Ralph Nader when he ran as an independent, while still in college. Through this, she'd had a strong taste of politics. She wondered if there wasn't a better way.
In the same year, she successfully defended 39,000 signatures for Rich Whitney, the Green Party candidate for Illinois governor. In 2008, Tobin served as Ralph Nader's national ballot access coordinator, helping to collect more than 500,000 signatures to put Ralph Nader on the District of Columbia and 45 state ballots. She also organized the first alternatively-televised Presidential debate.
In 2010, Tobin organized a series of debates for Illinois gubernatorial candidates. Increasing visibility of alternative candidates by providing debate forums is part of Tobin's larger strategy to inspire passionate activists and young people, who do not have major money sources, to run for public office. By 2011, Tobin served as Vice President of Taxpayers United of America. Her work exposed big pension payouts in Illinois and 12 other states.
For the 2012 Presidential Election cycle, Tobin moderated a Presidential debate with media personality Larry King, broadcasting around the world by RT TV, Al-Jazeera and C-SPAN. The debates provided a venue for four U.S. presidential candidates from the Constitution, Green, Justice, and Libertarian parties to address topics that the mainstream debates left out. It became a Top 10 Trend on Twitter. (Tobin holds the record for moderating the most state and national election debates in the United States).
Currently, Tobin is organizing a follow-up to Free and Equal's successful 2014 United We Stand Festival. The UWS Fests will feature celebrities, leaders and speakers, musical performers, artists and intellectuals who are socially and politically engaged.
Tobin's dream has always been, to bring more voices and more choices to the U.S. political arena.
About Free & Equal
Our mission is to broaden our electoral choices through education.
As a 501(c)(3) non-profit, non-partisan organization, the Free and Equal Election Foundation's mission is to broaden our electoral choices through education. We work to give all ballot-qualified candidates the opportunity to debate important political issues in public forums. We want to help level the political playing field and to inspire more independents and alternative party candidates to run for office. We want to empower and encourage more people, especially young people, to get involved in the discussion, participate in the political process and hold their government accountable. We believe that "more voices, more choices" will help shift the political power back to the people, away from the control of a few corporations and political elites, creating a more balanced system where all are free and equal in their ability to participate. Free and Equal Elections Foundation was founded in 2008 by Christina Tobin, an American activist and leader in the election reform and voters' rights movements. Free and Equal hosted the 2012 Third Party Presidential Debate which was aired by various news outlets including C-SPAN and Al Jazeera. The event trended top ten on Twitter and was moderated by Larry King.
"More Voices, More Choices."
You can follow our progress implementing this mission by clicking on any of our initiatives in the navigation bar above.
Hour 3+BONUS -- Christina Tobin (Cont'd) (Founder and Chairman of FreeAndEqual.Org) comes on the show to talk about the upcoming conventions, elections, and various voting issues
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