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LISTEN: Jamie Court interviewed on NPR’s Morning Edition and on KPFK

Posted Sep 24 2010 6:00am

Jamie Court was interviewed on National Public Radio’s Morning Edition yesterday for a story on recent changes within the health insurance industry. Click here to listen to the program.

Jamie also took part in an interview on Monday to promote  The Progressive’s Guide to Raising Hell on Uprising Radio/KPFK out of Los Angeles. Listen to part one of the interview here , and part two here .

“Nearly two years into the Presidency of Barack Obama, collective American anger at unemployment, bank bailouts, and the generally poor state of the economy, has translated into focused populist organizing - but mostly on the right. The Tea Party movement, for a variety of reasons, has captured enough power from establishment partisan politics, that it has managed to win nominations for Congressional seats. But whither the left? Are most progressive organizations so eager to have a seat at the table of a president they helped elect that they are willing to be complicit in his compromises rather than hold him accountable? Long time organizer and President of Consumer Watchdog, Jamie Court, has a simple message for progressives: it’s time to start raising hell. His new book is called The Progressive’s Guide to Raising Hell: How to Win Grassroots Campaigns, Pass Ballot Box Laws, and Get the Change We Voted For. Calling it a “Direct Democracy Toolkit,” Court shares stories of many successful campaigns he has been involved in to illustrate winning strategies for progressives. The Progressive’s Guide to Raising Hell includes Ten Rules of Populist Power, how to be an effective online activist, and a Guide to using Ballot measures to make gains. Film maker Robert Greenwald calls the book ‘Tough, smart, strategic. Read it and take action. NOW.’” - from the KPFK transcript

Jamie Court is the president of Consumer Watchdog and the author of The Progressive’s Guide to Raising Hell: How to Win Grassroots Campaigns, Pass Ballot Box Las, and Get the Change We Voted For , available now.

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