Rachel Maddow exhibits how one particular person could make the distinction
MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow showed that even one person can make a difference in these big, chaotic, and sometimes scary times.
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#Maddow on how one person can make a difference: “If you look around there are always these cases that we now need to report and learn about people finding a way, a way to get to them, to take them on, on to make a difference on an individual human level.” pic.twitter.com/6q8EU6sEpZ
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Maddow said: “They take big, overwhelming, scary situations and we’re right in the middle of a lot of them in this news cycle. What are you doing about it? Now, if you look around, there are always these cases that we are reporting and that we need to learn from now, how humans find a way, a way to get to them, to address them, to make a difference on an individual human level. It may feel small, but it’s really the only way with all this stuff. Whether you’re a senator, an activist, or just a random citizen. This is the only way.”
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Jason is the managing editor. He is also a White House press pool and congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a bachelor’s degree in political science. His thesis focused on public policy with a specialization in social reform movements.
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