Democracy’s Local Heroes

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

John Siceloff and David Brancaccio of PBS’s NOW, tell how unlikely activists have worked for change in their communities all across the U.S. Their new book is Your America: Democracy’s Local Heroes.

Weigh in: Tell us about an unlikely activist who's made a big difference in your own community.


David Brancaccio and John Siceloff

Comments [3]

Patrick from New Jersey

'Your America' actually has their own section on the NOW website as well.

The site has a good introduction to the book along with videos of the stories of local heroes and suggestions on how to take action to bring about change.

The NOW website itself also has a ton of interesting shows on social and political topics that are all streamable from their website.

Jul. 16 2008 10:38 AM
Adrienne from Washington, D.C.

The name of the organization that sued UNOCAL is EarthRights International, Katie Redford is our co-founder and D.C. office Director, and we do take contributions.

Please visit our website to donate, sign up for our e-alerts, and see our breaking news.

Jul. 16 2008 10:01 AM
Amy from Manhattan

What's the name of the organization that sued Unocal? Do they take contributions? Could you add links to this & other organizations mentioned in this segment to this page? Thanks!

Jul. 15 2008 01:49 PM

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