Monday, August 29, 2011

TEDxConcordiaUPortland 2011: Priceless politics by Jefferson Smith

Jefferson is the founder of the Oregon Bus Project, an innovative vehicle for hands-on democracy. Since 2001, the Bus has registered over 70,000 voters, trained young leaders from around the country with its PolitiCorps fellowship program, and engaged thousands of volunteers in grassroots democracy.

Jefferson attended University of Oregon and Harvard Law, where he graduated magna cum laude. After clerking for a Federal Judge, he took a job at a top paying Manhattan law firm. When asked to represent big tobacco, he came home to a leading Portland firm, and one year later, founded the Bus.

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