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Episode 192: Oh, Buddy...(feat. Congresswoman Jasmine Crockett)

Episode 192: Oh, Buddy...(feat. Congresswoman Jasmine Crockett)

One of our very favorite conversations we've had in 192 episodes, featuring one of the most viral, inspiring, and smarterest members of one of the dumbest legislative bodies in history
Dallas Congresswoman Jasmine Crockett would like your attention | The Texas  Tribune
“These are our national secrets, looks like, in the shitter to me,”

This week on the Get More Smarter Podcast…again, is one of the very most interesting, informative, hilarious, candid, and smarterest conversations we’ve ever had on the show.

Congresswoman Jasmine Felicia Crockett, born on March 29, 1981, in St. Louis, Missouri, is a dedicated public servant representing Texas's 30th congressional district since 2023. Crockett, a Democrat, began her career focused on social justice after attending Rhodes College and earning her Juris Doctor from the University of Houston Law Center. Initially working as a civil rights attorney, she later served as a public defender in Bowie County, Texas, and established her own law firm which, among many other cases, took on pro bono cases for Black Lives Matter advocates.

Crockett entered the political arena by challenging the incumbent Democrat in the 100th District of the Texas Legislature in 2020, winning her election and serving one term. During her time in the Texas House, she distinguished herself as a vocal advocate for civil liberties, fighting against restrictive voting and criminal justice legislation. She was notably a breakout star of the 2021 Texas House Quorum Break, aimed at stopping the State of Texas from enacting restrictive voting measures.

In Congress, Crockett champions issues like healthcare, voting rights, economic opportunity, and civil liberties. She has committed to building on the legacy of her predecessor, the late, great Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson, and advocates for expanded social safety programs and rights for diverse communities across Texas. Crockett is recognized as one of the few Black women in Democratic House Leadership and is a member of the Congressional Progressive Caucus.


We had an unbelievably good time chatting with Congresswoman Crockett, and we know you’ll love this conversation at least as much as we did. And i f you did, you can return the favor by subscribing to the pod wherever you listen, following us over on Nice Twitter aka Threads, and forwarding this email or sharing this post with your friends, your enemies, and your mom’s friend who always comments “my next vacation” on AI generated images of waterparks in Santorini on Facebook that absolutely do not exist. THANK YOU so much for listening, and we’ll see you next time!

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