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How a Small New England State is Becoming a Trailblazer for Democracy

Originally published on HuffPost on 12/28/2017


Over the past year, I have interviewed democracy reformers across the country. I have heard many stories of victories that have pushed state democracies forward, most of which were recorded in my book Daring Democracy, coauthored with Frances Moore Lappé. Since handing in the manuscript, though, there have been many more successes and emerging grassroots efforts. This interview is a part of an effort to chronicle these developments in the growing Democracy Movement.

Recently, I spoke with John Marion, the executive director of Common Cause Rhode Island, who, since 2008, has led the org