• Grassroots Movement Building: In Their Own Words

    Grassroots movements provide an opportunity for everyone to have a voice in what our society looks like – it’s at the core of what a democracy can and should be. – Shannon Frattaroli, Johns Hopkins School of Public Health, “Grassroots Power and the Future of Public Health” Since 2009, Grassroots …

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    Creating increased health outcomes through grassroots movement building.
  • Govern Yourselves, State Lawmakers Tell Cities, but Not Too Much

    The New York Times, 2/24/15 By Shaila Dewan Darren Hodges, a Tea Party Republican and councilman in the windy West Texas city of Fort Stockton, is a fierce defender of his town’s decision to ban plastic bags. It was a local solution to a local problem and one, he says, …

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  • Grassroots Movements Confront CAFOs

    Local communities have traditionally exercised authority over activities that cause pollution or otherwise harm public health and safety. One example is Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations, or CAFOs (also known as factory farms), industrialized farming operations that house large numbers of animals in enclosed spaces. CAFOs can be the source of …

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  • Grassroots Change and e-cigarettes in USA Today

    Source: “States racing to regulate e-cigarettes,” Liz Szabo, USA Today 2/7/2015 The American Cancer Society has found itself in a surprising position: opposing state proposals to make it illegal to sell e-cigarettes to minors. The cancer society doesn’t want kids to use e-cigarettes, but it objects to what it calls …

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