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Insights for effective grassroots organizing

None of the positive changes that have improved our nation’s political or social lives were gifts from Congress or big business.

Women’s right to vote, labor unions, environmental laws, civil rights advances for many kinds of people, and other accomplishments were won only because of smart, courageous nonviolent grassroots organizing.

The August 2019 episode of “Glen’s Parallax Perspectives” will help you become more effective in working for the political, economic and social changes you want to see.

This month’s interview features three experienced grassroots organizers—Holly Gwinn Graham, Bob Zeigler, and Glen Anderson—sharing insights that will strengthen your ability to organize.

Glen summarizes a profoundly democratic model of putting “We the People” on top, as Jefferson and our nation’s founders had intended. This validates the strategy of using grassroots organizing to build movements to solve social, economic and political problems on an ongoing basis, rather than assume that occasional voting can suffice.

All three briefly discuss nonviolence as a crucial method as well as our goal for society. We emphasize and share examples of bringing more kinds of people into movements, using arts and music, being proactive and creative, devising smart outreach strategies and communicating with the public.

Watch on your computer or on TCTV

Everyone can watch this interview or see a summary of what we said (plus get a list of links to further information) through Glen’s blog, Cable TV subscribers in Thurston County can watch on Thurston Community Television (TCTV) Mondays at 1:30 pm, Wednesdays at 5:00 pm, and Thursdays at 9:00 pm. Questions?  Contact Glen Anderson, at (360) 491-9093 and

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