Light Up Democracy

After the inauguration happened on January 20th, many of us–myself included–felt a combination of “oh man” and “what do I do now?”

The latter emotion took over and by the next week, we had uploaded the first episode of a new web-series we call Zion Politics.

It’s a weekly political show that mixes the topics of what’s going on in politics with the doctrinal teachings of the Mormon Church.

Here’s what that looks like in action:

The feedback was instantly positive, and that wave of positivity has really pushed us to dig into this project, despite the incredible amount of new work we have on our plate.

Episode 2 came a week later:

We felt like we were doing something that could continue to grow into something really meaningful. So many of the comments and responses were in the vein of

“I’ve been waiting for something like this. I really needed it. Thank you.”

This isn’t to toot our own horn, just to illustrate what it looks like when you’re onto something.

Last night we followed our own advice and got REALLY involved, driving all the way up to Cottonwood Heights (~45 minutes north) to attend a town hall meeting with Congressman Jason Chaffetz. He’s the congressman over Provo city, where we live, and our office is literally across the street from his Utah office. We go over often to complain about the job he’s doing…or, rather, isn’t doing.

It was an incredible evening, and even though we didn’t get in, we were able to talk with a bunch of other constituents. It was such a great evening.

Arguably the best part, though, was this officer that was so great the entire evening, who let us interview him quickly and summed up the evening perfectly.

Never in our LIVES have we had a tweet take off like that, getting shared by people with 1M+ followings. It just goes to show that this country really is great, and is worth fighting for.

With that, we’re now emboldened even moreĀ and are excited to continue on with the project as best as we can. You can follow along on YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, and–if you feel so inclined–you can support the project financially and get extra access by becoming a Patron.

Thanks for all of your support so far. We’ve taken on the chant last night as our new motto. We hope you’ll join us as we #LightUpDemocracy.

 

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