Boston Phoenix interview with Kathy Roth-Douquet ’86

Posted November 14th, 2008 at 6:06 pm.

photo of Kathy Roth-DouquetTwo Many Americas,” which appeared in the Boston Phoenix on Nov. 14, is a lengthy interview with Kathy Roth-Douquet ’86 and her writing partner, Frank Schaeffer, about the prospects for bridging the red-state/blue-state divide. Roth and Schaeffer recently published How Free People Move Mountains: A Male Christian Conservative and a Female Jewish Liberal on a Quest for Common Purpose and Meaning.

This fall, Roth, a lawyer, writer and Obama campaign adviser who is married to a career Marine Corps officer, co-founded Blue Star Families for Obama, the first political organization ever created for the families of active-duty military personnel. The group marshalled tens of thousands of supporters throughout the United States who wrote letters to the editors of their local papers, were interviewed by a number of major media outlets, and participated in many of Michelle Obama’s  forums for military families. It also produced a video starring military wives — including Roth — that scored more than 16,000 hits on Youtube and appeared on television in the swing state of Nevada.

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