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 dire state of the world’s fisheries and whether certification programs like the Marine Stewardship Council’s – which uses it “eco-label” to deem fish as sustainable – are actually helping to recover fish stocks.  We talk with Stacey Schmader who runs the national Democracy School Program, as well as take a look at the Electoral College – why the popular vote for president doesn’t matter and what some states are doing about it.

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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