Lady Parts Justice (LPJ) is the first not safe for work, rapid response reproductive rights messaging hub that uses comedy, culture and digital media to sound an alarm about the terrifying erosion of access to reproductive rights.
In 2012, Lizz Winstead, co-creator and former head writer of The Daily Show, wanted to do more to leverage her experience in the worlds of comedy and broadcasting to help destigmatize abortion, call out misogynistic politicians, and rally voters to fight back against anti choice legislation on a federal, state and local level.
Around the same time, Michigan State Rep. Lisa Brown was banned from the statehouse floor for using the word VAGINA when arguing against a transvaginal ultrasound bill. When she asked what she SHOULD use instead of vagina, the Speaker of the House suggested something less offensive like “lady parts.”
Lisa’s relentless push back to a politician who was offended by the word vagina, yet felt an absolute entitlement to legislate it – was just the last push Lizz needed, and in honor of Lisa Brown, “Lady Parts” Justice was formed!
LPJ is now a comedy war room that produces hilarious strategic and educational content on issues around reproductive care and abortion. Our work is served up across diverse media, from videos and apps to podcasts, and live shows. Pulling no punches, LPJ gives voice and action to folks who care about access to abortion, but aren’t sure how to fight back. The goal? To create a fun and active social community which works to expose and remove politicians who are reproductive health hazards.
At LPJ, we advocate strongly for the reproductive health and rights of women, all genders and non-binary people. Our advocacy has one mission: Whatever your gender identity, we will fight for safe, dignified and affordable reproductive healthcare.
Scott Goodstein, the founder and CEO of Revolution Messaging, has spent the past decade pioneering digital strategy and technology for political campaigns and progressive causes across the country.
He was the External Online Director for Obama for America during the 2008 presidential race, developing social networking and mobile platforms for what was arguably the biggest, most effective grassroots organizing campaign of modern times and a watershed moment for the use of digital technology in politics. Notably, he created and implemented Obama Mobile, an advanced communication tool featuring text messaging, downloads, interactive voice response communication, a mobile web site (WAP) and an iPhone App. He also developed the campaign’s lifestyle marketing strategy, including the “street team” materials used in battleground states.
Goodstein has worked with the Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, SEIU, and the NAACP, among other organizations. He has been involved in more than two dozen progressive political initiatives. In 2004, Goodstein co-founded Punkvoter and Rock Against Bush, which became a $4 million young voter mobilization effort. He has conducted political trainings for the National Democratic Institute, UNICEF, Democracy for America, the Campaign Management Institute and the New Organizing Institute. He has given presentations at Columbia, American University, George Washington University and Georgetown. He has been a featured panelist at the Brookings Institute, the Milken Institute and Personal Democracy Forum.
Arun Chaudhary is a filmmaker working in politics. He was the first Official White House Videographer, a position created for him at the beginning of the Obama administration. Chaudhary traveled extensively with the President, capturing public events and behind-the-scenes moments as well as producing and packaging presidential tapings for the Internet and broadcast television. He is the creator and architect of “West Wing Week”, the first-ever online video diary of the White House. During his tenure, he wrote, produced, shot and edited over 63 episodes of West Wing Week, documenting the President through his rigorous weekly agenda. He also directed many tapings of the Weekly Address.
Chaudhary was a key member of Barack Obama’s New Media team during the 2008 campaign. As the New Media Road Director, Chaudhary oversaw the team responsible for capturing the day-to-day life of the future president in video and stills. He and his team set a new standard in documenting history, delivering crucial images to the public from the road in real time.
Before joining the Obama team, Chaudhary worked in film in New York and was part of the NYU Graduate Film Department faculty. He got his MFA in Filmmaking from NYU and his BA in Film Theory from Cornell University.He has been profiled by the New York Times, the BBC, National Journal, Politico, Fortune, and many political websites, and led a Frog design mind seminar at NYU with Fast Company’s Ellen McGirt.
As co-creator and former head writer of The Daily Show and co founder of Air America Radio , Lizz Winstead has helped changed the very landscape of how people get their news.
Winstead also brought her political wit to The Daily Show as a correspondent and later to the radio waves co-hosting Unfiltered, Air America Radio’s mid-morning show, with Chuck D and Rachel Maddow.
Known as as one of the top political satirists in America, Winstead has been recognized by all the major media outlets including The New York Times, The Washington Post and as Entertainment Weekly’s 100 most Creative People.
Winstead’s first book, Lizz Free Or Die, Essays, was released in 2012 to incredible reviews, with Ms Magazine saying, “Lizz Winstead is a sharp-witted truth-teller, and Lizz Free or Die will inspire anyone who has ever talked back to the television or wished they could come up with satire as insightful as The Daily Show”
Lizz continues doing stand-up, is working on a second book but spends most of her time at the helm of Lady Parts Justice, a reproductive rights organization that uses humor and outrage to expose anti choice zealots and mobilizes people to take action in all 50 states.
To keep up with Lizz, follow her on Twitter @lizzwinstead Or like her on Facebook www.facebook.com/lizzwinstead
Eunice the Uterus joined Lady Parts Justice in 2014 delivering what US News called “the most colorful” response to President Obama’s State of the Union Address. While always involved in the reproductive rights movement, it wasn’t until recently when the volume of Uteri creepers passing dangerous laws started reaching epidemic proportions, that Eunice became a tireless warrior. Eunice currently serves as LPJ’s press secretary, spokesperson and brand ambassador. Eunice resides and resists with its rescue dogs in Washington, DC.