Seeking open discussion

From the Akron Beacon Journal
July 4, 2013
http://www.ohio.com/news/seeking-open-discussion-1.410657

Social change
a group effort

Name: Greg Coleridge.
Age: 53.
Hometown: Cleveland Heights.

Role: Director of the Northeast Ohio American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) in Cuyahoga Falls, which often arranges public hearings, protests and educational events on political issues such as the federal budget and campaign finance reform.

“I have been inspired by a lot of people who have come before me. … They are committed to bringing about change from the bottom up. Significant social change in this country has always occurred via social movements.”

“With the Fourth of July, independence wasn’t gathered from the top. It was struggling for improvements for liberty, for sovereignty, the wider notion of ‘We the people’ to be sovereign. If it really means something, we have to make sure that our people in office, our Constitution, allow it to happen. The only way that is assured is people at the grass roots making sure demo­cracy is a verb and not a noun.”

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