This bonus mini-season adds three episodes to Season 1.

First, listen to my own activist journey around the midterm elections—the highs, the lows, the questioning and ultimate rewards around getting engaged. Then, a guest episode from the podcast Democracy Works, featuring an interview with Civil Rights activist Joyce Ladner. Finally, we’re bringing you a collection of voices from the streets talking about what motivates people to keep going and how they are working to be active participants in our democracy.

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Episode 7: What Change Really Means

Allison shares her own story of political activism in the 2018 midterm elections. Using audio diary entries along with interviews with friends who shared the journey, Allison explores the highs, lows, and ultimate rewards of organizing support for candidates in the southeastern US. Ultimately, Allison became the Southeast Regional Coordinator for Swing Left and focussed her energy on the long-shot congressional campaign of Tabitha Isner in Alabama.

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Episode 8: Civil Rights Hero Joyce Ladner

For this second episode of the mini-bonus season of the Pledge, we’re listening to an interview with Dr. Joyce Ladner, from the podcast Democracy Works.

Democracy Works, created by The McCourtney Institute for Democracy at Penn State University, aims to rise above partisan politics and the daily news grind to take a broader look at issues impacting democracy. I hope you find this interview with Joyce Ladner as inspiring as I did!


Episode 9: I love it here - and I’m not leaving!

The Pledge asks people on the street about their pledges to work for our democracy. We also bring you an update on plans for Season Two!