Tag Archives: Citizen Power

The Decision


In any event, John talks slowly and asks many, many small, precise questions.  The standard laugh line around the Special Prosecutor’s Office is that Richard Sheeran’s trial should take three weeks but since John is prosecuting it, it will take … Continue reading

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The Indictment


So I testified before the grand jury in the matter of the People vs. Richard Sheeran and life went on.  The only person I talked to about it was my mother. I had been hired by Dr. Gerald Grant to work … Continue reading

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Inventing “Citizen Power”


One night in 1977 my mother told me that she and my dad had signed up to attend something called the Civic Literacy Project.  It sounded good so I signed up, too.  The Civic Literacy Project was funded by the U.S. … Continue reading

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All You Had To Do Was Say “No”


This morning I woke up dreaming about Warren Zeigler, who developed my passionate commitment to being a good citizen.  He was an adult-learning professor at Syracuse University and, with colleague Grace Healy, presented a three-day workshop on inventing the future … Continue reading

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