Citizen Reformers

Citizen Reformers

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Episode 009: Virginia’s Rural Broadband Crisis — How the Pandemic Shined a Spotlight on Broadband Access and Affordability
February 09, 2021

This first appeared in an op-ed I wrote for the Richmond Times-DispatchSHOW NOTESSummary. For rural Virginia counties like Middlesex and Lunenburg, the pandemic has focused attention on dead zones an

Ep. 008: Hedrick Smith talks grassroots democratic reform & reclaiming the American Dream
July 27, 2020

Hedrick Smith Democracy in America is in danger. Public trust in government is at an all-time low. Ordinary citizens have a negligible effect on government policy while wealthy individuals, large cor

Ep. 007: Vicki Barnes — Volunteer Activist for a 28th Amendment to the Constitution to Ensure Free & Fair Elections
June 23, 2020

Vicki Barnes Vicki Barnes is the Minnesota State Coordinator for American Promise, a cross-partisan, non-profit grassroots organization that advocates for the 28th amendment to the U.S. constitution.

Ep. 006: Wolf-PAC National Director Michael Monetta
June 17, 2020

Michael Monetta Podcast Notes: Join us for a conversation with Michael Monetta, National Director of Wolf-PAC, a non-partisan, non-profit reform organization working for free and fair elections. Con

Ep. 005: Covid-19 Pandemic Response Hurt by Health-care Industry Political Spending: Health-care Professionals Sound Alarm
May 01, 2020

Ellen Greene Bush Marie HenselderKimmel Robbi Duda Disheartened treating patients struggling to pay for their medicine and insurance premiums, hit by surprise payments they can’t afford,

Ep. 004: David Denham – Troublemaking Minister & Anti-Corruption Activist
March 24, 2020

David Denham is the head of the Represent Roanoke Valley/the Clean Money Squad Inspired by its activist role in the civil rights movement of the 1960s, David Denham joined the United Church of Christ because he wanted to become a “troublemaking ministe...

Ep. 002: Kyle Bailey: Advocate for Ranked Choice Voting
February 10, 2020

Campaign Manager for Maine's Committee for Ranked Choice Voting Kyle Bailey organized a grassroots movement to undertake ballot initiatives and twice win statewide approval for Ranked Choice Voting (RCV), overcoming legislative and court challenges.

Virginia among the worst states in the union in terms of ethics and transparency
February 10, 2020

Shruti Shah - President and CEO of the Coalition for Integrity The Coalition for Integrity’s S.W.A.M.P. Index casts spotlight on state’s poor record fighting corruption.For decades, Transparency International has rated governments worldwid...

Ep. 001: Grassroots campaign to end gerrymandering in Michigan
January 20, 2020

Katie Fahey established Voters Not Politicians to advocate for a ballot initiative that would amend Michigans Constitution Following the 2016 election, Katie Faheys Facebook post started a 5,000+