Power The Vote

Power The Vote

The Redford Center's Power the Vote civic engagement initiative 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.​

Our new Power the Vote series, 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 will spotlight community voices and their stories of collective power to enact lasting change. 

Every day is an opportunity to speak up, better our communities, and breakthrough to a healthier, more equitable future,” said Jill Tidman, Executive Director of The Redford Center. “As filmmakers who prioritize stories of progress and solutions, we see these wins more than most. The families and local organizers in Maricopa County, Arizona featured in our first Community Power film have counterparts all over the country. They are proof that collective actions can lead to big victories, but they need and deserve far more support. It’s an honor to collaborate with LCV and Chispa on this series, as we use  stories to inspire communities everywhere to push for clean transportation in the name of justice, jobs, and the right to breathe clean air.”

About the Films

Short films in the Community Power series will be released by The Redford Center over the coming months, spotlighting local, clean transportation stories from states across the U.S. Each film will invite the public to become civically active on issues of clean energy, justice, and jobs, and feature stories that shift perceptions on what it means to be an environmentalist and a voter.

Watch the first film: Community Power Arizona: En Nuestrxs Manos (In Our Hands) directed by Pita Juarez