Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand is a Democratic senator from New York. Paid family leave was a core focus of Gillibrand’s brief 2020 presidential election campaign.
Kate Ward is an assistant professor of Christian ethics at Marquette University. Her research focuses on the ethics of wealth, poverty and economic inequality, and she previously worked as a labor organizer in Catholic health care settings.
Kay Turner is the vice president for human resources at Fordham University, a private, Jesuit school that allows faculty members to take a semester off after the birth or adoption of a child.
Kathy Mears is the interim president and CEO of the National Catholic Educational Association. The NCEA filed a brief in Our Lady of Guadalupe v. Morrissey-Berru arguing that religious schools should have the freedom to hire or fire teachers performing ministerial functions without outside interference.
The Rev. Stephen Tilley leads Saint John the Baptist Catholic Parish in Draper, Utah. During the COVID-19 pandemic, while his church building is shut down, he is hearing people’s confessions from his Jeep.
Betsy Bohlen is the chief operating officer for the Catholic Archdiocese of Chicago.
Gina Messina-Dysert is an associate professor of religion and gender studies at Ursuline College in Pepper Pike, Ohio. She is also the co-founder and co-director of the Feminism and Religion project. Arrange an interview by using her school’s contact form.
Elizabeth Bruenig is an opinion columnist for The Washington Post, writing most often on politics, religion and morality. She is Catholic and has written about her support for socialism.
Dean Dettloff is a doctoral candidate at the Institute for Christian Studies in Toronto, where he researches and teaches courses on Christianity, capitalism and Marxism. He co-hosts “The Magnificast,” a podcast on Christianity and leftist politics, and has written about religiously motivated socialism.