Even before the tragic presidential election season, Liz Wu understood that voting, without daily personal effort to improve our local community, is an act of self-victimhood (“Why don’t THEY fix our problems?!”).
In the interview below, she explains how rEVOLUTION CINCY is an awareness-into-action effort that uses music and social media inspire people to vote “with their dollar / vote with their time / vote with their action / vote with their mind.” Before watching the interview embedded below, go to http://revolutioncincy.com/ to watch the great video and hear its catchy refrain.
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