Listen to CELDF’s radio program – Democracy Matters – every Thursday at 10 am Eastern/7am Pacific at   You can also podcast the show each week at, click on “Democracy Matters.”

On this week’s program, we take a look at the financial reform legislation likely to be adopted by Congress this week and how the mega-banks have succeeded in weakening the bill.  In addition, we examine the Endangered Species Act and why only 1% of listed species have been recovered. We also interview Brad Read, chair of Envision Spokane and a lecturer for Democracy Schools.

Each week we bring you stories from the frontlines as communities bring rights-based organizing to their communities – asserting their local self-governing authority to make the critical decisions that affect their lives and their community.

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