#002 Making A Difference In Today’s Political Environment with Nathan McKay

Ambitious. Passionate. Dedicated. Nathan McKay (@Nathan_D_McKay) was the former Vice Chair of Field Operations and Data for the Duval County Democrats and is currently a board member on North East Florida progressives, and President of Jacksonville Young Democrats. In 2018, he campained for Florida candidate for governor Andrew Gillum. He loves advocating for his fellow American and is willing to roll up his sleeves and do whatever it takes to help a political cause he believes in.

In this episode, we talk about how to make a difference in today’s political environment, why voting really matters, and how to have more productive political discussions on social media.

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SHOW NOTES

  • Campaigning for Governor of Florida: Andrew Gillum 1:30
  • Meeting Joe Biden 10:11
  • Nathan’s motivation to get involved in campaigning 11:25
  • How could a listener get involved? 14:34
  • Local Government Intervention Example: Lime Bike 16:15
  • Why do you think Trump won? 29:09
  • Will Trump win in 2020? 38:37
  • Why we need rank choice voting. 44:28
  • What will be the big issues in 2020? 49:00
  • Why should people vote? 1:01:12
  • Fake News 1:05:25
  • Hacking Voting Machines 1:06:55
  • Regaining trust in our elections. 1:10:30
  • How can you detect fake news? 1:13:47
  • How to have productive political conversations on social media. 1:17:26
  • Q&A from the audience 1:22:47

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QUESTION FOR YOU

If any listeners have any political experience, I’d love to hear from you…

How have you been able to make a difference in today’s political environment?

Let me know in the comments.

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