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Actor to bring new group aimed at empowering residents in politics to Keene
Sentinal Source | Dec. 6, 2019

Former “Melrose Place” actor Andrew Shue is scheduled to visit Keene and other New Hampshire communities next week for events hosted by The People, a new organization that aims to empower people in the political process.

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Katie Fahey Citizen Leadership Award Recipient
American Promise National Citizen Leadership Conference | Oct. 20, 2019

Katie attended the October American Promise National Citizen Leadership Conference where she was awarded the Katie Fahey Citizen Leadership Award for Exemplifying Bold Citizen Leadership for The People.

Watch her acceptance speech here.

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The Fahey Q&A: How Cindi Copeland is searching for political humanity in Virginia
The Fulcrum | Nov. 18, 2019

Cindi Z.S. Copeland has gone from someone who never voted to someone who spends her free time meeting in libraries, coffee shops and at dinner tables to unite Virginians of all political stripes around improving civic life.

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Katie Fahey: Gerrymandering Reform
Democracy Nerd | Oct. 16, 2019

In a representative democracy, voters should be expected to choose their representatives. However, the practice of partisan gerrymandering allows politicians to choose their voters. The practice of gerrymandering determines whether district lines are drawn that either strengthen or dilute the voices of targeted voters. This episode of Democracy Nerd examines efforts to reform partisan gerrymandering. Guests include Katie Fahey, who helped lead a ballot initiative to ban partisan gerrymandering in the state of Michigan.

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Katie Fahey: Making government more responsive is a task for Americans
The Fulcrum | Oct. 10, 2019

In a new monthly column on The Fulcrum, Katie Fahey talks about Civic Duty. In the coming months, she will introduce you to some of the men and women from across the country whose powerful stories of civic engagement are bettering their communities and repairing America's torn social fabric.

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Katie Fahey On How The People Can Beat Gerrymandering
Another Way | Oct. 2, 2019

Katie Fahey of The People, a Michigan-based advocacy group, talks with Larry Lessig about how she wrote a Facebook post asking if anyone else wanted to take on gerrymandering in Michigan… and then found herself leading a successful movement that passed a ballot measure to actually end gerrymandering in Michigan.

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Meet the reformer: 10 questions with Katie Fahey
The Fulcrum | July 9, 2019

Katie Fahey is not a fan of politics, but that hasn't stopped her from scoring one of the biggest political upsets in recent years.
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We must address voter apathy
The Journal | July 7, 2019

Editor: As we celebrate this most American of holidays, our Republic is sick with 2 endemic issues: Lack of Civility and Voter Apathy.
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There is a way to bridge the political divide
Inside Nova | July 3, 2019

Editor: In May, I was fortunate to represent Virginia as a delegate to the First National Assembly of The People.
The event – http://thepeople.org/ – brought citizens together from all 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico in order to bridge political divides. After connecting as real people (e.g., talking about family, personal experiences, etc.), discussing our visions for America, and stating our grievances about the current state of politics and polarization in America, we collectively drew up the Declaration of The People.
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Taking back the power from politicians to draw their own districts
The Hill | July 2, 2019

The Supreme Court ruled recently that it had no business in dismantling partisan gerrymandering. In 1776, our nation declared we would be a country whose government would derive its power from the consent of the governed. The Supreme Court’s decision is a step away from that bold endeavor. It impacts every American citizen.
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New group wants to revive ‘the people’ as the focus of American democracy
The Fulcrum | May 20, 2019

"We the people." Most Americans recognize the phrase as the opening of the Constitution. But for a nascent group of democracy reformers, the phrase means even more.
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Katie Fahey of Voters Not Politicians to take Michigan model national
Bridge Magazine | March 31, 2019

At the end of April, Katie Fahey will pull up at Grand Rapids’ modest airport in a ride that’s anything but: a limousine. She’ll be headed to the Tribeca Film Festival in New York City, where a documentary about the organization she founded to end political gerrymandering will premiere at $24 a ticket. The festival insisted she ride to and from the airport in style.
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