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How to turn idealism into action


Educator, activist and former Hillary campaign co-chair Jill Iscol joined Andrea Mitchell Reports on Friday to discuss her book, “Hearts on Fire: Twelve Stories of Today’s Visionaries Igniting Idealism into Action.” Newly out in paperback, Iscol’s book takes readers through the inspiring  journeys of influential social activists who are improving the lives of the most disenfranchised here in the U.S. and abroad. Andeisha Farid spent her childhood in refugee camps, and now runs orphanages for war-scarred children throughout Afghanistan. Vivian Nixon served several years of jail time, where she realized how fortunate she was to have an education. Now she runs the College and Community Fellowship, which offers educational and career services to women who have been incarcerated. This is just a sliver of what we learned from Jill Iscol, in addition to the chances of another Hillary run for the White House. Check out our interview with the Vital Voices board member.