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How to Make Voting Matter

As part of our Riverland Native Voter Project, Damita Brown, PhD, community organizer and educator in Iowa City writes about the importance of getting beyond electoral games and why me must overhaul a lot of how our society functions in order to give the vote it's power back. I think the most constructive thing we can do is to recognize the fact that the cultural frame works we are asked to accept, legitimize the mainstream narrative which normalizes brutality and oppression. And in many cases this is obscured from public view. And for that reason we participate with a limited awareness of how we are perpetuating that oppression here and abroad. We are buying products and enjoying prices tha

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