Jason Mraz - I Won't Give Up I've mentioned before that the process of becoming a mother informed my political activism. I was opinionated before, but felt that my voice didn't particularly matter. But having a child changed me.
March 18, 2012

Jason Mraz - I Won't Give Up

I've mentioned before that the process of becoming a mother informed my political activism. I was opinionated before, but felt that my voice didn't particularly matter. But having a child changed me. Simultaneously, it felt like I finally belonged to this world and that it wasn't about me any longer. I viewed everything through the lens of the legacy I was leaving my children. I felt compelled to make my voice known. In short, everything changed for me, even how I processed love songs I heard on the radio. There is nothing more primal, more unconditional than the love I have for my kids. So this is my vow to my beautiful, intelligent, powerful daughters: I won't give up. I will not stop fighting to prevent these heinous, ignorant violations of their rights as fully sentient human beings to make decisions and choices for their own lives and bodies. It doesn't appear to interest any of the Sunday shows, this assault on women's bodies and intelligence. But I don't care. I won't give up. And I don't want to see any of you giving up either.

ABC's "This Week" - GOP Presidential Race: Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum. Panel: George Will, Haley Barbour, Bill Burton, Nia-Malika Henderson, David Ignatius.

NBC's "Meet the Press" - GOP presidential race; Afghanistan: Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz.; Sudan: actor George Clooney and John Prendergast, co-founder of the Enough Project; Round Table: Afghanistan: author and veteran Wes Moore, author Jon Krakauer, Paul Rieckhoff, Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America; Bob Woodward, Helene Cooper.

NBC's "The Chris Matthews Show" - Topics: Will the President Have to Pull Out of Afghanistan Ahead of Schedule? Santorum is keeping the 2012 GOP race alive - could it go to the convention? Panel: Katty Kay, Andrew Sullivan, Liz Marlantes, David Ignatius. Meter Questions: Will the GOP Candidate move to the center for the general? YES: 7 NO: 5; If Rick Santorum won the Michigan primary, would Republican leaders try a significant Stop Santorum effort? YES: 6 No: 6 .

MSNBC's "Up with Chris Hayes" - Topics: Goldman Sachs and gas prices. Panel: Noam Scheiber, Alexis Goldstein, William Cohan, John McWhorter, Guest host: Ezra Klein.

MSNBC's "Melissa Harris-Perry" - Topics: Money vs. message; Afghanistan; Latino voters; Behind NCAA March Madness. Panel: Col. Jack Jacobs, Dave Zirin, Jemele Hill, Angela Maria Kelley.

CBS' "Face the Nation" - 2012 elections: Republican National Committee chairman Reince Priebus; David Axelrod, adviser to President Barack Obama's re-election campaign. Panel: Panel: Ed Gillespie; Rich Lowry; Norah O'Donnell.

CNN's "State of the Union" - Republican presidential race: Santorum; Budget negotiations, jobs, the economy: Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis.; Afghanistan: Afghanistan's ambassador to the U.S., Eklil Hakimi. Panel: Anita Dunn, Ed Gillespie.

CNN's "Fareed Zakaria GPS" - Britain's austerity measures; global economy: George Osborne, U.K. chancellor of the Exchequer. Budget deficit; taxes: Grover Norquist. Sudan and China; Kony video: George Clooney; John Prendergast. Healthcare around the world: T.R. Reid.

CNN's "Reliable Sources" - Coverage of the GOP presidential race: Catherine Crier; Matt Lewis, the Daily Caller; David Shuster. Ali Wentworth. Erik Wemple, Washington Post; Kai Ryssdal, American Public Radio’s Marketplace

"Fox News Sunday" - Republican presidential election: Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney; Sudan: Clooney and Prendergast. Panel: Brit Hume, Fox News; AB Stoddard, The Hill; Bill Kristol, Weekly Standard; Charles Lane, Washington Post.

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