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A Crash Course in Making Political Change | Katie Fahey | TED

You don’t need political power to make real change, says activist Katie Fahey. She tells the story of how she led a successful movement in Michigan to end gerrymandering — the practice of drawing district lines to favor one political party — and how it all started with a simple social media post. If you…

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You don’t need political power to make real change, says activist Katie Fahey. She tells the story of how she led a successful movement in Michigan to end gerrymandering — the practice of drawing district lines to favor one political party — and how it all started with a simple social media post.

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61 Comments

  1. Danny Burleigh

    November 22, 2023 at 7:20 pm

    “Give me your average Politician and I’ll give you a Wannabe!”~Danny Burleigh 11-22-2023

  2. Danny Burleigh

    November 22, 2023 at 7:28 pm

    People like Bernie Sanders like to point out the problems but they never have any solutions to fix any of the problems and they aren’t asking for help from WE THE PEOPLE and neither is the Media and F it all,I should be RULING America because I actually do have genius level Utopian ideas to fix most of the big problems.

    • Nice Dude

      November 23, 2023 at 4:50 am

      On the contrary, Sanders was the only political candidate who had an actual, actionable plan that addressed real problems

  3. Danny Burleigh

    November 22, 2023 at 7:39 pm

    That last comment was the way it should be,BUT ISN’T ANYMORE.

  4. RandomCat214

    November 22, 2023 at 7:53 pm

    Awesome job Katie!

  5. Christiane Francavilla

    November 22, 2023 at 8:03 pm

    Change ur terrible Diet before trying to change Politics…

    • Nice Dude

      November 23, 2023 at 4:49 am

      How is that even remotely relevant or helpful?

  6. Oden Woden

    November 22, 2023 at 8:05 pm

    The amount of death and suffering caused by our corporate ran “democracy” is unimaginable as an empath. I hate religion but these people are the definition of evil…

  7. Kelli Jean Stretesky

    November 22, 2023 at 8:08 pm

    Bravo! Great job and thank you. 💚💚💚💚💚💚💚💚💚💚💚💚💚💚

  8. Facts by Bittu

    November 22, 2023 at 9:02 pm

    Nice speech

  9. @FactsbyBittu

    November 22, 2023 at 9:02 pm

    Nice speech

  10. Jason Ham

    November 22, 2023 at 9:43 pm

    Thank you for your work and for your speech. As someone who has done signature gathering I know how difficult this must have been particularly given it’s grass roots nature.

  11. @jasonhamilton9525

    November 22, 2023 at 9:43 pm

    Thank you for your work and for your speech. As someone who has done signature gathering I know how difficult this must have been particularly given it’s grass roots nature.

  12. Torin Wulfren

    November 22, 2023 at 10:22 pm

    I imagined…..

    -Secure borders
    -Support 2nd Amendment
    -Abortion availability everywhere
    -Required license to parent
    -Get rid of 2 party system
    -Lower taxes

  13. @torinwulfren9463

    November 22, 2023 at 10:22 pm

    I imagined…..

    -Secure borders
    -Support 2nd Amendment
    -Abortion availability everywhere
    -Required license to parent
    -Get rid of 2 party system
    -Lower taxes

  14. St8Genesis

    November 22, 2023 at 11:07 pm

    Politics is what’s wrong with America.

  15. @St8Genesis

    November 22, 2023 at 11:07 pm

    Politics is what’s wrong with America.

  16. Nicolas Embleton

    November 22, 2023 at 11:15 pm

    Beautiful story. Thanks for sharing.

  17. @NicolasEmbleton

    November 22, 2023 at 11:15 pm

    Beautiful story. Thanks for sharing.

  18. Bald Men Win

    November 22, 2023 at 11:43 pm

    🇺🇸🇺🇸 TRUMP 2024 🇺🇸🇺🇸

  19. @baldmenwin9591

    November 22, 2023 at 11:43 pm

    🇺🇸🇺🇸 TRUMP 2024 🇺🇸🇺🇸

  20. JeDx

    November 23, 2023 at 2:46 am

    No please just keep young people out of politics. Absolute nightmare. 😂

    • Nice Dude

      November 23, 2023 at 4:48 am

      No old man, you leave 😎

  21. @MultiJesterboy

    November 23, 2023 at 2:46 am

    No please just keep young people out of politics. Absolute nightmare. 😂

    • @PrettyNiceDude

      November 23, 2023 at 4:48 am

      No old man, you leave 😎

  22. Gökhan Zengin

    November 23, 2023 at 4:00 am

    A good speech by TED as always

  23. @alparslankorkmaz2964

    November 23, 2023 at 4:00 am

    A good speech by TED as always

  24. Polly S

    November 23, 2023 at 6:13 am

    Main message is: no one (aka only 1 president) has the power to fix the country. Small acts like this, starting locally, is what it’s gonna make America great again (so be careful which mayor/governor you’re gonna be electing next time…)

  25. @Pol06S

    November 23, 2023 at 6:13 am

    Main message is: no one (aka only 1 president) has the power to fix the country. Small acts like this, starting locally, is what it’s gonna make America great again (so be careful which mayor/governor you’re gonna be electing next time…)

  26. Lina Vogt

    November 23, 2023 at 8:23 am

    Success is dependent on the action or steps you take to achieve it.. show me a man who doesn’t have an investment and I will tell you how soon he’ll go broke .. investment is building a safe heaven for the future. with the right choice of investment that has at least 1% minimum risk and with an expert guidance profit and interest is 100% guaranteed.

  27. @linavogt5392

    November 23, 2023 at 8:23 am

    Success is dependent on the action or steps you take to achieve it.. show me a man who doesn’t have an investment and I will tell you how soon he’ll go broke .. investment is building a safe heaven for the future. with the right choice of investment that has at least 1% minimum risk and with an expert guidance profit and interest is 100% guaranteed.

  28. @aldovalkovich755

    November 23, 2023 at 9:04 am

    👏👏👏

  29. Andy Cordy

    November 23, 2023 at 12:28 pm

    This is such an important message for our times. In western countries, most people are not suffering and those that are will not be heard. The people that run our state are confident in the apathy of a disenfranchised electorate and our democracy is broken. The only people who can’t change the world are those who believe they can’t and right now, thanks to the climate of fear, that is most of us.

  30. @andycordy5190

    November 23, 2023 at 12:28 pm

    This is such an important message for our times. In western countries, most people are not suffering and those that are will not be heard. The people that run our state are confident in the apathy of a disenfranchised electorate and our democracy is broken. The only people who can’t change the world are those who believe they can’t and right now, thanks to the climate of fear, that is most of us.

  31. Phat Tang

    November 23, 2023 at 1:29 pm

    I’m business enterprise company, not about to do the political with the bullshit country decided to control on private property, that’s my personal owner business enterprise ,not for everyone else to talking with the political on war world decided to take control my owner business enterprise ..

  32. @2017phattang

    November 23, 2023 at 1:29 pm

    I’m business enterprise company, not about to do the political with the bullshit country decided to control on private property, that’s my personal owner business enterprise ,not for everyone else to talking with the political on war world decided to take control my owner business enterprise ..

  33. Акоп

    November 23, 2023 at 1:30 pm

    A really good performance)

  34. @user-ro6yd1oj3y

    November 23, 2023 at 1:30 pm

    A really good performance)

  35. Phat Tang

    November 23, 2023 at 3:37 pm

    政治变化是一种民族没开化的设计、是乡下人的思维道路、是个愚蠢的政治体制没文化的政府人物作为领导人的推动社会与社会发展是两回事的问题解决方案。
    是个刚开化的人類与人類争执飯吃的没文明的时代还未发展物品维持生存的争夺与殺害人肉来做自己的生存下去。你们全是進入原始时代的患病愚蠢政治倒流。

  36. @2017phattang

    November 23, 2023 at 3:37 pm

    政治变化是一种民族没开化的设计、是乡下人的思维道路、是个愚蠢的政治体制没文化的政府人物作为领导人的推动社会与社会发展是两回事的问题解决方案。
    是个刚开化的人類与人類争执飯吃的没文明的时代还未发展物品维持生存的争夺与殺害人肉来做自己的生存下去。你们全是進入原始时代的患病愚蠢政治倒流。

  37. Spam Mouse

    November 24, 2023 at 6:42 am

    Nice idea, but only if you seek political change in the “approved” direction, if we the people seek change in OUR favour it is branded as racist !

  38. @SpamMouse

    November 24, 2023 at 6:42 am

    Nice idea, but only if you seek political change in the “approved” direction, if we the people seek change in OUR favour it is branded as racist !

  39. Gabe Means

    November 24, 2023 at 4:26 pm

    run for president lady

  40. @gabemeans2891

    November 24, 2023 at 4:26 pm

    run for president lady

  41. john meinhardt-jensen

    November 25, 2023 at 3:19 am

    Ir awesome

  42. @johnmeinhardt-jensen7713

    November 25, 2023 at 3:19 am

    Ir awesome

  43. terry murphy

    November 25, 2023 at 11:07 am

    Better than brilliant ooo its people like you who make America great now ooo well done 😊😊😊

  44. @terrymurphy7655

    November 25, 2023 at 11:07 am

    Better than brilliant ooo its people like you who make America great now ooo well done 😊😊😊

  45. Noukz

    November 25, 2023 at 11:30 am

    Such a powerful speech, especially right now! Good job Katie ♥

  46. @Noukz37

    November 25, 2023 at 11:30 am

    Such a powerful speech, especially right now! Good job Katie ♥

  47. celestialcircledance

    November 26, 2023 at 7:14 am

    Makes me feel kind of guilty about avoiding petition toting citizens that I think of perhaps unfairly as busy bodies, but I’m always too much in a hurry to listen to a spiel and can’t be bothered .

  48. @celestialcircledance

    November 26, 2023 at 7:14 am

    Makes me feel kind of guilty about avoiding petition toting citizens that I think of perhaps unfairly as busy bodies, but I’m always too much in a hurry to listen to a spiel and can’t be bothered .

  49. Mahal Kita

    November 26, 2023 at 6:43 pm

    Socialism is great!!! But Jesus is King!!

  50. @Sspatty

    November 26, 2023 at 6:43 pm

    Socialism is great!!! But Jesus is King!!

  51. circleoflife

    November 27, 2023 at 8:33 am

    Wonderful.
    Now get that inflammatory Tlaib out of congress.

  52. @circleoflife3806

    November 27, 2023 at 8:33 am

    Wonderful.
    Now get that inflammatory Tlaib out of congress.

  53. @villagecpa

    November 27, 2023 at 9:13 pm

    How about stuffing an extra 500,000 ballots in the voting machine when no one is watching? Oh wait, the Democrats did that in Pennsylvania during the last election.

  54. @berbudy

    November 28, 2023 at 7:17 pm

    Amazing, this is a must see video this election forward

  55. @igorhiller5596

    November 29, 2023 at 2:32 am

    Immensely inspiring

  56. @Deviliza

    November 29, 2023 at 9:15 am

    I think you have a problem with even dividing districs up and then smacking a red or blue color on the whole district. Just count and add the total votes to the votes from other districs. No division nessary. No “winner takes all”. It will even make it more possible for competition from new parties.

  57. @adamt1543

    November 29, 2023 at 11:40 am

    RANK CHOICE VOTING TOO!!!!

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