Ep. 12 - Let me tell you a story

Good storytellers win elections.

Since 2013, Organizing for Action has been using that very idea across the United States to encourage citizens to become educated in political issues, share their personal stories with others and lead their communities.  Before 2013, OFA worked to elect President Barack Obama in 2008 and 2012.  Now, the organization is taking on a much more non-partisan role to seize the newly found energy in red and blue districts and help community organizers find ways to take action. 

In this episode, we speak with Rachel Sosnowchik, a field organizer for OFA.  She has been leading workshops that focus on having people tell their stories to form a connection to others. 

We know arguments can be made in many ways, but as OFA has learned, sometimes there is no better way than a story.  Listen about the great work they are doing on the ground and the challenges our country faces in mobilizing our citizens to become politically active. 

You can find out more about OFA at https://www.ofa.us/ or on Facebook or Twitter @OFA, and you can follow Rachel on Twitter @RSosnowchik.

 Rachel Sosnowchik registering high school voters after the national school walkout to protest gun voilence in March 2018. 

Rachel Sosnowchik registering high school voters after the national school walkout to protest gun voilence in March 2018.