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Richard Healey

Richard Healey

Executive Director

Richard founded the Grassroots Policy Project in 1993 to advance organizational and social movement strategy and practice using frameworks for power, worldview and ideology and strategic inquiry. Throughout the 1960s and 1970s Richard was active in the civil rights and anti-war movements. From 1970 to 1982 he helped found and lead the New American Movement, a democratic socialist organization involved in many local organizing efforts, including housing, energy and full -employment. Richard also became involved in community environmental health organizing. During the 1980s Richard was involved in disarmament and anti-intervention activities. He was Director of the Coalition for a New Foreign and Military Policy and Nuclear Times magazine. He also served as Director of the Institute for Policy Studies and was a co-founder of the Study Circles Resource Center. Richard is a board member of the Center for Social Inclusion, the Philanthropic Initiative for Racial Equity, the See Forward Fund, and the One World Fund. He is an advisor to the Solidago Foundation.
Sandra Hinson

Sandra Hinson

Policy Director

Since 1994, Sandra has been a core member of the GPP team, developing curriculum materials and frameworks for staff and leaders of community, labor and faith-based organizing networks. As part of her work with national networks and statewide groups, Sandra provides strategic analysis on housing, healthcare, taxes and budget issues, labor and criminal justice policies and more. Sandra’s analytic approach incorporates a ‘strategic inquiry’ framework that aligns short-term issue campaigns with longer-term opportunities to advance more structural reforms. Sandra got her start in community organizing in Memphis, Tennessee in the late 1970s. She became involved in labor organizing in the 1980s and worked with unions on healthcare reform in the early 1990s.
Dave Mann

Dave Mann

Associate Director

For the past 15 years Dave has worked in partnership with community organizations and labor unions to develop the long-term strategies and concrete shorter-term plans necessary for creating significant change. One key component of this work, locally and nationally, has been helping organizations develop and act from public narratives about themselves and their work that are grounded in a set of values, beliefs and assumptions that are often different than those that dominate public discourse. Dave has 40 years of experience with issue and electoral campaigns, grassroots organizing and education, coalition building, public policy, leadership development, participatory education curriculum development, strategy development, fundraising, organizational management and organizational development.
Charlene Sinclair

Charlene Sinclair

GPP Fellow

Charlene works with local and national organizations to develop a comprehensive grassroots organizing and political strategy. For over 20 years, Charlene has been a community organizer, network-builder, educator, mentor and thought-leader. As a socially-engaged seminarian, Charlene explores the intersection of class, race and faith, and brings this into her work to advance human liberation. Charlene is the founder of the Center on Race, Religion and Economy Democracy and the Director of Reinvestment for the Center for Community Change.

GPP Board of Directors

  • Kimberly Freeman Brown. KFB Consulting
  • Adria Goodson. Hunt Alternatives’ Prime Movers Program
  • Richard Healey. Grassroots Policy Project
  • Charlotte Ryan. Media Research and Action Project and University of Massachusetts at Lowell, Department of Sociology

 

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The fight for a Universal Basic Income should be one component of broad structural reforms to create a more egalitarian society. (Otherwise, UBI could be used as an excuse to further weaken labor laws, and relegate displaced workers to permanent 'unemployable' status).
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We are so proud to work with People's Action. They are rocking Washington DC this week. Featured speaker in this video is Bernie Sanders, at 1:15.
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RiseUp Conference "Movement Politics: From Protest to Power" - Featuring Sen. Bernie Sanders Conservative and corporatist movements that care more for profit than people and planet have taken control of Washington, most of our state capitals, and many of our cities. We have joined tens of millions of Americans in resistance, but we won’t just resist the powerful; we will BE the powerful. We are advancing a new movement politics that will recruit, elect and co-govern with a slate of candidates who will put people and our planet before profit. We will dive into our Protest to Power Platform, and hear from our People’s Action sisters and brothers who will run for office, build the power to govern and put our values at the center of politics and government. #RiseUp2017 #FromProtestToPower
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Sandra Hinson shared a live video to your Timeline.2 days ago
We are proud to work with People's Action. They are rocking DC this week at their founding convention. Bernie Sanders speaks to the delegates at 1:15.
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People's Action
RiseUp Conference "Movement Politics: From Protest to Power" - Featuring Sen. Bernie Sanders Conservative and corporatist movements that care more for profit than people and planet have taken control of Washington, most of our state capitals, and many of our cities. We have joined tens of millions of Americans in resistance, but we won’t just resist the powerful; we will BE the powerful. We are advancing a new movement politics that will recruit, elect and co-govern with a slate of candidates who will put people and our planet before profit. We will dive into our Protest to Power Platform, and hear from our People’s Action sisters and brothers who will run for office, build the power to govern and put our values at the center of politics and government. #RiseUp2017 #FromProtestToPower
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Grassroots Policy Project2 days ago
"Roughly 10 percent of legally recognized exonerations in the U.S have involved false plea bargains, and it is likely that there are many more cases that haven’t been discovered."