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It Could Have Been The 31st State To Lose. Instead, Its Young People Turned A National Trend Around.

Who doesn’t like a good underdog story? It begins at 1:28 when a bunch of young go-getters band together to battle a nationwide stigma. We learn about a neat strategy to get people to vote — called a “dorm storm” — at 4:58. At 9:05, she considers what's at stake if they lose the battle. And, yup, the moment you were waiting for happens at 10:02. Keep your tissues handy....and they call millennials lazy. Pffft.

(For what it's worth, Arizona was technically the first state to reject a ban on same-sex marriages and civil unions in 2006. However, it changed its mind in 2008 by adopting a ban — revoking its true "first" status, IMO. At the time of this video, 30 states had followed that trend of constitutional bans on same-sex marriage — Minnesota was the first to break that trend. Talk about a c-c-c-combo breaker!)

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When Jonathan Irons was 16, he was put on trial for burglary and assault with a weapon. According to CBS Sports, Irons was tried as adult, and an all-white jury found him guilty—despite there being no witnesses, no fingerprints, no footprints, and no DNA proving his guilt.

Irons began his 50-year sentence in a Missouri state prison in 1998. Now, 22 years later, he's a free man, largely thanks to the tireless efforts of a WNBA superstar.

Maya Moore is arguably the most decorated professional women's basketball player in the U.S. A first-round draft pick in 2011, she's played for the Minnesota Lynx, where she became a six-time WNBA All-Star, a five-time All-WNBA First Team player, a four-time WNBA champion, and the WNBA Most Valuable Player in 2014.

But before the 2019 season, in the peak of her career, Moore decided to take the year off for a different kind of court battle—one that had wrongfully convicted a young man and doomed him to spend most of his life behind bars. Her decision rocked her sport, and there was no guarantee that sacrificing an entire season to fight for criminal justice reform would bear any fruit.

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