New Faces of Democracy

By Nancy Bynum

Welcome to the New Faces of Democracy podcast, hosted by Nancy Bynum.   This podcast features inspiring interviews with people who have transformed their lives since 2016 and who are transforming our political landscape. These are not career politicians or former cabinet members, but ordinary citizens who are starting organizations, running for office for the first time, using their creative skills and otherwise stepping outside of their comfort zones to stand up for our democracy. Along the way, they are discovering new skills and talents and creating new communities.   Nancy felt her own personal call to action in the aftermath of the election of 2016, when it became painfully clear how important it is to use our voices to stand up for the America we believe in. As she became increasingly politically active, she witnessed the emergence of an awe-inspiring phenomenon: people changing their lives to defend our democracy. She decided that the best way for her to help would be to share the work of these change-makers, and New Faces of Democracy was born. Since then, she has dedicated herself to both spreading the word about this new wave of activism and chronicling the tremendous political and patriotic energy of this time.   This podcast elevates and celebrates these new faces, and in the process, will hopefully inspire you and maybe even galvanize you to take action on your own. These are unprecedented times, but there is a silver lining. As we become more engaged citizens, our democracy will become stronger and more resilient– in fact, it’s already happening.  So if you’ve had enough depressing news and are ready to feel hopeful and maybe even optimistic about the future, head over to newfacesofdemocracy.org where you can subscribe to the podcast, watch the videos and follow New Faces of Democracy on social media.

  1. 1.
    Melody Barnes and Laurent Dubois of UVA’s Democracy Initiative
    45:31
  2. 2.
    Manny Yekutiel on Coffee and Dialogue
    33:47
  3. 3.
    Eliza Nemser of Climate Changemakers
    33:09
  4. 4.
    Alyse Nelson and Gayle Kabaker: Empowering Women at Vital Voices
    39:28
  5. 5.
    Elizabeth Fernandez of Movement Voter Project
    31:41
  6. 6.
    Katie Michel of Victory Garden Collective
    31:38
  7. 7.
    Lisa Guide on the Caregiver Vote
    35:48
  8. 8.
    Aditi Juneja of Protect Democracy
    36:24
  1. 9.
    Season 2 trailer
    2:36
  2. 10.
    Martha Shockey on the State of Georgia
    37:29
  3. 11.
    Catherine Vaughan of Swing Left
    37:48
  4. 12.
    The Sheriff Sequel: What Happened in the Elections
    4:26
  5. 13.
    Mike Berland on Polls, Momentum and What Just Happened
    31:16
  6. 14.
    Guest Pod: Democracy Works
    31:07
  7. 15.
    Marcia Greenberger: Women’s Rights, Past, Present and Future
    41:23
  8. 16.
    Gordon Herr on How to Vote
    31:05
  9. 17.
    Tech for Campaigns: Bringing the Tech and Digital Edge to Democrats
    40:28
  10. 18.
    Ravi Gupta: Changing the Face of Politics
    37:13
  11. 19.
    Katie Paris of Red Wine & Blue
    38:31
  12. 20.
    Vernetta Alston and What’s on the Line in North Carolina
    23:51
  13. 21.
    Max Rose of Sheriffs for Trusting Communities
    27:19
  14. 22.
    Desiree Tims, Running for Change in Ohio
    36:40
  15. 23.
    Dr. Fergie Reid Jr. on the Strategy To Flip Florida Blue, Part 2
    30:11
  16. 24.
    So what I’m hearing is… Walls of Moms
    3:45
  17. 25.
    Sara Trail: Quilter, Warrior
    36:08
  18. 26.
    So what I’m hearing is… Chipping Away at the Margins
    6:07
  19. 27.
    Zak Malamed of The Next 50 on the Youth Vote
    31:53
  20. 28.
    How to Flip Florida Blue
    27:01
  21. 29.
    So what I’m hearing is… thoughts on creative activism
    4:14
  22. 30.
    Diana Weymar, Tiny Pricks and the Art of Protest
    35:37
  23. 31.
    Mark Bergman and the View From Across the Pond
    31:47
  24. 32.
    So what I’m hearing is…. Thoughts on Down Ballot Elections
    3:08
  25. 33.
    Stacy Kramer on Fundraising Democratically
    37:56
  26. 34.
    Susan Rogan: Librarian/Grandmother/Activist
    19:41
  27. 35.
    Alex Posen on the Power of Design
    23:06
  28. 36.
    Samra Brouk: The Future of Leadership
    26:10
  29. 37.
    Melissa Walker of Future Now on Why States Matter
    37:04
  30. 38.
    Welcome to the New Faces of Democracy
    2:03

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