Li'l Muck Episode 45: Senator Lauren Book


July 15th, 2022

40 mins 40 secs

Season 3

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About this Episode

Hillary and Tina interview Lauren Book, Florida Senate Minority Leader.

Elected in 2016, Lauren Book is a rising star among Florida Democrats. After being unanimously selected Senate Democratic Leader, Lauren has led Democrats in the fight against the growing far- right in Tallahassee.

Leader Book has dedicated her career to fighting childhood sexual abuse both in and out of the Legislature. As Chair of the Children, Families, and Seniors Committee, Lauren reconstructed Florida’s child abuse reporting system, designing a central hotline so that no report is left uninvestigated. She went on to expand Medicaid for newborns and babies from just 3 months to a year- no small feat for a Democrat. Outside of the Legislature, Lauren founded Lauren's Kids, an Emmy Award winning non for profit dedicated to ending childhood sexual abuse through education. Her programming is found in schools in 41 states and internationally.

Senator Book speaks to us about her role as in the Florida Senate, recent legislation, and her hopes for the midterm elections.

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