Ordinary People Doing the Extraordinary with Dwayne Hunn
Listed by Ralph Nader as one of the top ten books to read Ordinary People Doing the Extraordinary: The Story of Ed and Joyce Koupal and the Initiative Process was authored by Dwayne Hunn, PhD., MA, Executive Director of Peoples Lobby, about his mentors and founders of People’s Lobby (PLI).
In the 70s, PLI used the initiative process to solve problems, qualifying two clean environment initiatives and then passing the Political Reform Act with 70% of the vote to establish California’s Fair Political Practices Commission. PLI also directed the 18 states Western Bloc Safe Energy Campaigns and organized three days of Senate Judiciary Committee Hearings on establishing a National Initiative Process.
Dwayne was a Peace Corps volunteer in the slums of Mumbai, India, on the startup team of the California Conservation Corps, selected to Who’s Who in California, a partner on the Recycled Building Company, one of six founding members of the SunTrain Inc., and has worked on over four Habitat building projects. He is currently working on legislation creating an American World Service Corps and a proposal to Return to Fair Tax Brackets, which address some of the major problems we face today. His work is dependent upon public support and involvement- you can help by signing the petitions on the website for policy changing legislation.
His upcoming book is entitled- Every Town Needs a Castle Especially When Built of Recycled Junk and Spunk.