A Conversation with Alan Grayson

lauren steinerIn this half hour interview, Lauren Steiner, a political activist and frequent contributor to the LA Progressive, talks to US Congressman Alan Grayson. Grayson, who was just dubbed by Slate Magazine, “the most effective member of the House” was In LA two weeks ago fundraising. The always frank and feisty congressman discusses his views on the corrosive influence of big money in politics and what can be done about it, the NSA spying scandal and his “Mind Your Own Business Act”, the Trans-Pacific Partnership and why it is so bad, and his secret to working with members of the opposition to pass the highest number of amendments of any member of Congress. The video interview also includes a clip of Grayson explaining Occupy Wall Street to a clueless PJ O’Rourke on Real Time with Bill Maher back in October 2011.

Lauren Steiner

Monday, 29 July 2013

Published by the LA Progressive on July 30, 2013
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About Lauren Steiner

Lauren Steiner is a long time political activist who has been involved with SoCal Grassroots, Progressive Democrats of Los Angeles, the California Clean Money Campaign Occupy LA, Occupy Venice, Food and Water Watch, Hunger Action LA, the LA Food Policy Council and the Coalition Against Nukes. Recently she organized a grassroots campaign to fight SB4, the weak fracking regulatory bill that Governor Brown recently signed that will ramp up fracking in California. She continues to plan actions that fight the privatization of public institutions and public goods for the benefit of the 1% at the expense of the 99%.