NPR – “The local is where the work is. If we’re looking at just the national, it’s pretty devastating. But if you zoom into cities, to towns, to rural areas, people are fighting back and people are winning,” she says, pointing to one example in Jackson, Miss., where voters recently elected a progressive new mayor in the Deep South.
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