Many people chose to serve their communities on Martin Luther King Jr. Day. We meet some folks who serve year-round and approach volunteerism in ways you may never have considered.
Guest Host: Marc Fisher
Democratic voters in D.C. will finally get to weigh in on the presidential nomination process when the city conducts its primary elections this week. Many voters throughout D.C., Maryland and Virginia are already voicing frustrations about whether local election systems have prevented their choices from being truly meaningful. As part of NPR’s series, “A Nation Engaged,” guest host Marc Fisher explores the primary process from a regional perspective with a local Republican delegate and a Democratic superdelegate.
- Patrick Mara Executive Director, D.C. Republican Party
- Heather Mizeur Former Member, Maryland House of Delegates (D-Montgomery County); Former Candidate for Governor, Maryland
D.C. Asks “Does My Vote Matter?”
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