The life giving power of voting local

In his 2021 TEDxSeattle talk, Brian Hastert demonstrates how participating in local democracy is the best way to tackle issues we may think of as national or even global. He asks, “How can we have a just country if we have unjust states, unjust cities?”

Brian explains why every vote matters, highlights locally elected officials across the country who are breaking barriers and working to increase equity and access in their cities and states, and he challenges us to do one simple thing: support local democracy.



Brian Hastert

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