Power The Vote

Educating and mobilizing voters through community-led storytelling and impact campaigns

Did you know? An estimated eight million self-identified environmentalists did not vote in the 2020 presidential election – and more than 12 million skipped the 2018 midterms. We can, and must do better.

Our Power the Vote stories amplify frontline activists, storytellers, culture-makers, and trusted movement leaders. The story collection is made up of two distinct short film series, collectively representing 11 US states and highlighting narratives that expand perceptions of what it means to be an environmentalist and a voter. With strategic distribution and impact strategies, Power the Vote brings communities together around storytelling, justice, public policy, and the democratic process.

“Those closest to the problems are closest to the solutions, but are often furthest from the resources, influence, and power.”

– Pita Juarez
Power the Vote Filmmaker

“For our research to have impact, we have to make our research as accessible as possible. I think what The Redford Center is doing, utilizing short films to convey research findings, I think that’s very important and will make this connection and certainly benefit the research community to make sure their work is relevant and impactful.”

Dr. Yingling Fan

Featured in ‘Community Power Minnesota: Transportation and Happiness’