Power the Vote: Community Power

Power the Vote: Community Power

As part of The Redford Center’s Power the Vote civic engagement initiative, our new Community Power series, showcases local activists, storytellers, and culture-makers as the visionary leaders needed to build the movement towards a future rooted in environmental justice and regeneration.​ 

Community Power highlights how investing in clean energy, and specifically, clean transportation, provides the opportunity to cut harmful air pollution threatening our health and livelihoods, support people and communities who are too often left behind, and create millions of jobs that modernize our transportation and energy infrastructure. Through the power of storytelling, Community Power films invite the public to become civically active, featuring community stories that shift perceptions on what it means to be an environmentalist and a voter. 

Community Power Arizona: En Nuestrxs Manos (In Our Hands) 

 

Directed by Pita Juarez, Community Power Arizona: En Nuestrxs Manos (In Our Hands) tells the story of how residents of Maricopa County — where 1 in every 9 children suffers from asthma —  rallied their Community Power in a historic milestone that brought clean transportation to their school district.

This victory isn’t unique to Maricopa County; across the United States, communities are banding together to enact change for good. Community Power Arizona: En Nuestrxs Manos (In Our Hands) is the first film in The Redford Center new Power the Vote: Community Power series. In collaboration with League of Conservation Voters and Chispa, this new collection of short films showcases community power and storytelling in a collective call for civic engagement around clean transportation, jobs, and justice. 

Stay tuned for the next films coming soon, and take action now at redfordcenter.org/communitypower.