Justan Parker Fields had never really been involved in politics before -- it had run in his family, sure, but he'd never been too engaged. But when the police shot and killed Philando Castile back in 2016, he decided to try and organize a protest in his hometown of Allentown, PA. Not too many people showed up. A few years later, when George Floyd was killed by police in Minneapolis, Justan tried again -- and this time, hundreds came out to show their support for Black lives. From there, Justan became one of the founders of Black Lives Matter Lehigh Valley, and now he's fighting for a seat on the Allentown City Council, because as he says: while there's power in protest, there's also power in policy. If he wins, he'll be the first gay Black man on the city council. Learn more at his website: https://www.justan4allentown.com/
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