TV: “Strengthen Democracy with a Community Rights Ordinance (CRO)”

To watch this interview, click HERE.

To read a .pdf summary of what we said during the interview, click Program Description — April 2014.

The Olympia Fellowship of Reconciliation’s April 2014 TV program takes a fresh look at democracy – specifically, how to make democracy more real and more vibrant by practicing it at the local level. We examine the growing movement for vibrant grassroots democracy through local efforts called “Community Rights Ordinances” – CROs.

Our TV program’s three guests help us understand Community Rights Ordinances – and how we might adopt one locally, perhaps focusing on a specific concern such as sustainable local food.

Kai Huschke came from Spokane to be a guest on this program. Kai has been very active with a nationwide non-profit organization that has been promoting the CRO movement.

John Pearce also has a background in the CRO movement. John is a writer, facilitator, instructional designer, and consultant to businesses across North America.

TJ Johnson is a former member of the Olympia City Council who worked before, during and since then to improve our local community in many ways. For several years he has worked very hard on local food sustainability.

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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