Wally Long and James Sweeney

Recorded May 10, 2023 Archived May 10, 2023 52:28 minutes
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One Small Step partners James Sweeney (69) and Wally Long (63) discuss their community work, their mutual belief that the right to vote is "sacred," and why face-to-face conversations are so important.

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James Sweeney (JS) and Wally Long (WL) share why they decided to participate in One Small Step.
Both partners share where they were born and raised.
Both partners describe the work they do to help their communities.
WL describes the family tragedies that inspired him to write a book.
JS describes the "old country church" he attends.
WL describes the rifts in his community that he would like to help mend.
Both partners describes their experiences as poll workers and share why the right to vote is so important to them.
Both partners discuss what they think it will take to lessen our country's political divide.
JS shares why he thinks face-to-face conversations "temper the harshness" around controversial issues.
Both partners share what they think they will take from this experience.


  • Wally Long
  • James Sweeney

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