What you didn't learn about politics in high school civics with guest Jovan Agee


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You won’t understand politics until you understand power. How it works. Who has it and who doesn’t. And most important of all, how you grow and use it to get what you want. You know there is inequality and injustice and you want to change it. But how? I had the opportunity to talk at length with Jovan Agee, Founder and CEO of Agee Global Solutions. Jovan served as Legislative & Political Director (and my supervisor) at UDW/AFSCME Local 3930, Senior Advisor to Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson, Capitol Director for Assemblymember Sebastian Ridley-Thomas, and Deputy Treasurer for the State. Our discussion on local government advocacy evolved into a deep dive into the nature of political power and what, exactly, grasstops leaders need to do to step into the power they already have. We discuss: 01:17 - All politics is local 03:06 - Respect the fact that advocacy is science 5:29 - Between the thought and the doing there is the unsexy stuff 09:32 - Why it’s all about mindset 13:42 - The formula for building power 16:24 - The role of Faith leaders 19:39 - If we’re not having a conversation about power, we are part of the problem 24:24 - Why you should start with local government 27:00 - Why C3s need to invest in a C4 Read the Transcript Hosted by Kristina Bas Hamilton, founder of KBH Advocacy - www.kbhadvocacy.com Find me on Twitter at @kbashamilton and let me know what you think about this episode. This episode is sponsored by: FastDemocracy is a streamlined and easy-to-use bill tracker that saves you time and allows you to focus on what really matters — advocating for policy. Visit fastdemocracy.com to learn more and don't forget to use the promo code BLUEPRINT. Subtext helps you build genuine connections with your biggest supporters over text. Subtext is an award-winning texting platform that connects hosts with subscribers free from the chaos of social media and the clutter of email. Go to www.joinsubtext.com. © 2021 – 2022 KBH Advocacy, Inc. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/blueprint4caadvocates/message

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