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How and why you should get involved in politics: video series

#geniuslive video series

Hear from the experts why professionals should get involved in politics, the value they present to the community and their own brand, and how exactly to get started.

get involved in politics

Being active in the community is an asset

Most people hear the word “politics” and run, thinking that should be left to the polished lawyers whose life is devoted to running for higher office as a competition, but the truth is that policies are influenced by the people our government serves – so why aren’t you involved? From the lowest commitment level of being informed and regularly writing to policy makers all the way to running for local or state (or heck, higher) office, entrepreneurs and regular business professionals can not only serve their community to make it better, but benefit in their own company through their involvement.


david holmes
David Holmes
is a former long-time capitol staffer; two-term, elected member of the Democratic National Committee; and life-long political campaign activist. In addition to being a columnist here at AGBeat, he is the Founder and Owner of Intrepid Solutions, and has over 20 years experience planning for, avoiding, and solving crises in the public policy, political, and private sectors. David is also a professional mediator and has worked in the Texas music scene.

Shireen Mitchell
Shireen Mitchell
– web strategist, speaker, trainer, and thought leader in media, tech, and politics. She is currently the Director of Online Communications at the Center for Partnership Studies, Founder of Tech Media Swirl / Women Wired In, and the Co-Chair at Media and Technology Task Force (NCWO).

richard mackinnon
Richard MacKinnon
– serial entrepreneur and expert in taking products and services from ideation to production, with a focus on web-based technologies. He has a background in public policy development and is a “believer in good government,” and in addition to most recently founding and BorgFest, he is the current Commissioner, Downtown Commission at the City of Austin.

Lani Rosales, Chief Operating Officer at AGBeat will be moderating this panel of experts.

When: November 12th, 3:30pm CST

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