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The political IS personal: how to take action, contribute to your community, + make progress toward a better world with Dr. Annie Andrews

September 5, 2022

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Podcast Guest Name: Dr. Annie Andrews

Guest Bio:

Dr. Annie Andrews is a Professor of Pediatrics at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) in Charleston and has been a pediatrician at MUSC since 2009. She cares for children and adolescents from all over the Lowcountry at the MUSC Shawn Jenkins Children’s Hospital. There she also developed and directed the Advocacy Curriculum for the Department of Pediatrics.

She is a gun violence prevention researcher and community advocate working to reduce the frequency of pediatric firearm injuries with a focus on secure storage counseling and gun safety education in the community.  She is an active volunteer with Moms Demand Action, the largest grassroots gun violence prevention organization in the country.  She is a frequent invited speaker at Children’s Hospitals and Medical Schools across the country on topics related to child health advocacy and gun violence prevention.  She is a member of the South Carolina chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Charleston County Medical Society. She serves on the Charleston County Medical Society School Health Committee which advises the Charleston County School District on matters related to child health. She is an appointed member of the City of Charleston Mayor’s Health and Wellness Committee and a member of the Fall Lowcountry cohort of the Furman University Riley Institute’s Diversity Leaders Initiative.  

She received her MD from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and went on to complete her residency training in Pediatrics at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center.

She is married to Dr. Charlie Andrews, a Neurological Critical Care doctor at the Medical University of South Carolina. They have three incredible kids – Gracie, Henry, and Evelyn. They reside in Mount Pleasant.

The political IS personal: how to take action, contribute to your community, + make progress toward a better world with Dr. Annie Andrews

This is a don’t miss episode with Emily + Dr. Annie Andrews where they discuss:

  • Annie’s evolution from not identifying as a political person to running for Congress this year
  • The 4 primary urgent + critical challenges we face right now on a state, local, + national level — and how Annie plans to solve them once she’s elected
  • Overcoming the resistance we face to making space + time to prioritize getting involved politically (and why we have that resistance in the first place as women today)
  • The importance of contributing your gifts, skills, + expertise to organizations that align with your values + vision for the future 
  • Why it took the overturn of Roe v. Wade + so much gun violence to activate us as women and the best course of action to take moving forward  
  • How to support Annie’s campaign (both financially + with your time), no matter where you live 

Tune in now to hear this passionate conversation on real everyday issues we all face and specifically how women can get involved to help solve these challenges. Tune in now!


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