MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow showed that even one person can make a difference in these big, messy, and sometimes scary times.
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#Maddow on how one person can make a difference, “If you look around, there’s always these instances we’ve got to report and learn from right now of people finding a way, some way to get at them, to take them on, to make a difference at an individual human level.” pic.twitter.com/6q8EU6sEpZ
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Maddow said, “You take big, overwhelming, scary situations, and we’re in the middle of a lot of them right now in this news cycle. What do you do about it? Well, if you look around, there’s always these instances we’ve got to report and learn from right now of people finding a way, some way to get at them, to take them on, to make a difference at an individual human level. It can feel small but it really is the only way on all of this stuff. Whether you are a senator, an activist, or just a random citizen. It is the only way.”
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Jason is the managing editor. He is also a White House Press Pool and a Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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