Episode 98: In the Room Where it Happens with Kate Segal

On Episode 98 of the Mama Bear Dares podcast, Tesi grabs the mic and sits down in the living room of her new home in her new town and talks to Kate Segal, a mom, spouse, friend, life-long public servant, and former member of the Michigan House of Representatives. What does it take to be a successful politician at the state level? How was she able to mother and serve simultaneously? What's day-to-day life in politics like? How can we, as engaged Mama Bears, make sure our voices are heard? These are just a few of the questions Kate answers as Tesi dives deep into a conversation about democracy and civic responsibility. Regardless of political leanings, listeners will find the honesty and optimism of Kate to be refreshing and her life in the trenches to be fascinating! Perhaps a few will even be inspired to dip their toe into the world of government!

HOW TO ENGAGE IN POLITICS & Run for office

(5 Steps from Kate Segal)

  1. Declare your interest outloud
  2. Check out training programs in your area
  3. Contact your local party
  4. Start going to meetings and following committees
  5. Don't take NO for an answer

Links recommended by Kate: Emily's List for Democratic Pro-Choice Women | National Federation of Republican Women | Emerge America

Have questions for Kate? Email her at katesegal@hotmail.com

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