TV: “Effective Grassroots Organizing”

Throughout our nation’s history, the best things we have accomplished for the public well-being have resulted from organizing grassroots movements.

We organized grassroots political pressure to end slavery, achieve women’s right to vote, create environmental consciousness, pass laws to protect our environment, end child labor, and establish worker rights, ad-vance equal rights for gays and lesbians, and so forth. All of these came about because people organized from the grassroots up and built movements that nonviolently forced the people on top to change.

If we were more skilled in grassroots organizing, we could accomplish a lot more!

The Olympia Fellowship of Reconciliation’s December 2012 TV program explores the power and practicality of grassroots organizing.  Three experienced, skilled guests share experiences and insights about how to organize effectively. We discuss very practical ways for ordinary people to build stronger grassroots movements and make more progress on the issues they care about. We discuss setting goals, developing strategies, and organizing sequences of activities that move us step-by-step toward our goals.  We explore how to reach out to the general public and potential allies to bring more people over to our side. This includes “connecting the dots” across issues so more kinds of people will see how they could benefit by joining the movement.  We share many other kinds of practical skills that can help you be more effective.

Our three guests are have accomplished much for a variety of issues:  Anna Schlecht, Rick Fellows, and Marie Poland

To watch our December 2012 interview, CLICK HERE.

To read a bit more information about it, Program Description — December 2012.


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Since the late 1960s Glen Anderson has devoted his life to working as a volunteer for peace, nonviolence, social justice, and progressive political issues. He has worked through many existing organizations and started several. Over the years he has worked especially for such wide-ranging goals as making peace with Vietnam, eliminating nuclear weapons, converting from a military economy to a peacetime economy, abolishing the death penalty, promoting nonviolence at all levels throughout society, and helping people organize and strategize for grassroots movements to solve many kinds of problems. He writes, speaks, and conducts training workshops on a wide variety of topics. Since 1987 he has produced and hosted a one-hour cable TV interview program on many kinds of issues. Since 2017 he has blogged at He lives in Lacey near Olympia WA. You can reach him at (360) 491-9093