Senator Mazie Hirono with Guy Kawasaki at SXSW 2019 [Video]

Guy Kawasaki, Chief Evangelist of Canva, sat down with US Senator from Hawaii Mazie Hirono, a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, for a Featured Session at SXSW 2019. The pair discussed the state of the American government, the inside story of how Washington, D.C. works, and the threats and promises of the American political system.

Senator Hirono, a very outspoken individual due to her lifetime of breaking barriers, wasted no time sharing her views on topics like women's rights, access to healthcare, tax cuts, climate change, campaign funding, and the Democratic Party going into the 2020 election. She ended with an uplifting message to young people, especially the young voters in the country.

"There are three life lessons I’ve learned over time. One is one person can make a difference. If you’re behaving in your normal way, these are not normal times, please do something that makes you expand what you’re doing. The second is half the battle is showing up. The third is to take some risks. We can’t just stay in our own narrow lane of what’s comfortable." – Mazie Hirono

Kawasaki added onto Senator Hirono's plea to the youth of America urging them to go out and vote.

"I hope all of you will show up and keep resisting." – Guy Kawasaki

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By Nicole Cappabianca


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