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Your America Democracy's Local Heroes

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Your America Democracy's Local Heroes by Siceloff, John; Maloney, Jason; Brancaccio, David, 9780230614383
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  • ISBN: 9780230614383 | 0230614388
  • Cover: Paperback
  • Copyright: 7/7/2009
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InYour America, award-winning producers John Siceloff and Jason Maloney explore the paths to success of a remarkable group of people, each of whom has appeared on NOW, the popular PBS show, to tell their stories. For everyone interested in change at a local and national level, this book provides a blueprint for working together locally to create a better global community.Your Americaintroduces twelve ordinary citizens who are accomplishing extraordinary changes in their communities. Among them:*Bill Graham, mayor of tiny Scottsburg, Indiana, who took on the telecommunications giants and wired his town to provide Wi-Fi for all.*Katie Redford, a young law student who dusted off the Alien Tort Claims Act of 1789 and ended up changing the way American corporations behave overseas.*Wynona Ward, who drove long-haul trucks as she studied to be a lawyer and founded an organization, Have Justice, Will Travel, that reaches out to abused women in isolated homes and communities.

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