Peter Dreier, after his appearance on Bill Moyer's Journal this past October 25, published a list of activists who are working locally to change the face of America.
I like to think that I am pretty "plugged in" to alternative media sources, but I have to admit that I have heard of only FIVE of the 20 activists that Dreier highlights below. Just imagine if the mainstream media would actually cover all of these events, it could actually inspire a whole lot more people to action. Maybe that's why they haven't been giving them airtime.
20 Activists Who Are Changing America
by Peter Dreier
In my recent interview with Bill Moyers, we discussed the growing activism on economic, social, and environmental justice issues that is sweeping the country. Drawing lessons from my book, The 100 Greatest Americans of the 20th Century: A Social Justice Hall of Fame, I observed that the United States is now at a critical turning point, with the "unholy alliance" of Wall Street, the Chamber of Commerce, the Tea Party, and the Religious Right unraveling in front of us, creating openings for progressives to challenge the corporate and conservative establishment. In this article, I identify some of the most effective young grassroots organizers who are changing America.
It's too long to re-print, so you'll have to go here.