I am a data point. What do I mean by that? I am one point of view in a democracy; one voice. I am a citizen. As one point, of a million points, it may not seem like that gives me much power. Quite the contrary. My solitary effort combined with the efforts of my fellow citizens (other data points)Â produce some amazing results.
Tonight, I watched the first African-American (my candidate) be elected to the office of President of the United States. As the video above illustrates, my part in this process wasÂ humble. A few phone calls, some discussions, early voting, lots of thinking motivated by unrest, and civic participation in community action like Video the Vote. It’s pretty amazing what a data point can do.