Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Democracy Project Will Kick Off in City Different.(Journal North)

Byline: Wren Propp Journal Staff Writer

Populist Activist Comes to Santa Fe

Jim Hightower, a populist speaker and writer, will spark the start of a national campaign next week in Santa Fe calling for 1 million U.S. citizens to practice the art of democracy.

"Certainly since the Bushites have seized power and rammed their plutocratic and autocratic agenda down our throats, democratic activism is going through the roof," Hightower said in a Thursday telephone interview from Austin.

Hightower, author of "If the Gods Had Meant for Us To Vote They Would Have Given Us Candidates," will speak during the kickoff and fund-raising event for The Art of Democracy project on May 30. …

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