Weds - Dinner with Smitty, Organizer
- You are invited to join myself and Smitty of Public Citizen in Austin for dinner today, Wednesday, 7pm at Van Loc Vietnamese Restaurant, 3010 Milam, 2 blocks north of Elgin and 2 west of Main Street. It's a rare chance to chat with this grand old Texas organizer who has led dozens of Texas campaigns on a dozen issues over two decades. I plan to talk to him about climate protection organizing in Houston.
"For Smith, "agitate" would make a good one-word job description. As with all of Public Citizen, that agitation spreads into several major areas of activism on behalf of citizen-consumers: product safety, pollution control, cleaner energy and transportation, health and environmental safeguards, and government accountability. This is no small task anywhere, ... "Smitty's always been on the right side," she said. "He never backs down." http://www.goodlifemag.com/archives/12-04/12-04_citizen.htm
Nan Hildreth, Houston 713-842-6643 Nan.Hildreth@...
"... the essential conflict is between those who are prepared to imagine and create fundamental change and those who want to maintain a status quo which is more and more dangerous. - Robert Theobald, Turning the Century