Oregon state House Speaker Tina Kotek, D-Portland, strongly endorsed Hillary Clinton during a speech Monday at the Democratic National Convention. She also wants to encourage people to vote in legislative elections.
Kotek spoke to OPB's Think Out Loud about why state politics matter.
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Kotek said that voting down the ballot can change national policies.
"What's happening at the state capitols is really changing the face of this country," she said. "You can use the states as laboratories, try things out."