Dec 15, 2022
Recorded at NewDEAL's 12th Annual Leaders Conference in Washington, this week's episode features a conversation between host Ryan Coonerty and NewDEAL Leader North Carolina Representative Brandon Lofton. They discuss how he was able to flip a red district and how he has been the target of gerrymandering ever since as he works to improve his state's education system while creating jobs. Representative Lofton also discusses his state's rich history, telling us that the first version of Martin Luther King Jr. "I Have a Dream" speech was delivered in North Carolina. Representative Lofton discusses how vital it is to focus on government accountability, the value of vigilance in safeguarding the ballot, and how he is working to protect and secure voter rights. Tune in for an inspiring conversation and how Brandon balances his public service, legal practice, and family.