You Call This Democracy?: How to Fix Our Government and Deliver Power to the People with Author, Elizabeth Rusch, Salt Lake Community Bail Fund
Brinley Froelich and Emily Lyver of Decarcerate Utah, talked about the Salt Lake Community Bail Fund, Launched earlier this week. A support fund with a twofold mission:
- To minimize the incarcerated population of Utah jails by providing cash bail to those who cannot afford the posted amount.
- To end all pre-trial detention in Utah, using the Community Bail Fund as a mechanism to expose the community harm caused by cash bail and unnecessary time spent in jail.
Elizabeth Rusch, shared in conversation on her newest book, You Call This Democracy? How To Fix Our Government and Deliver Power to the People and highlighted a supporting website that gives a report card to every state. to see to see Utah's grade click here.
- Rusch is the author of 20 award-winning books, and more than 100 magazine and newspaper articles. She is also the creator of the “50 State Democracy Report Card” and the video series Flash Course on Democracy. You Call This Democracy?, an Amazon Bestseller, was featured in the New York Times Book Review, received a starred review from Kirkus, which called it “a riveting must-read,” and has been endorsed by commentators at CNN and Fox. Rusch and her work have also been featured in The Discovery Channel, Oregon Public Broadcasting’s Think Out Loud, The Wall Street Journal, Teacher magazine, Parenting Magazine and Working Mother, among many others. Rusch has a master’s in public policy from the University of California, Berkeley, and has served as a Jacob K. Javits Fellow in the U.S. Senate.
Views, thoughts or opinions shared by guests are their own and do not necessarily reflect those of the board, staff or members of Listeners' Community Radio of Utah, 90.9fm KRCL. Tonight's RadioACTive team included:
Assoc. Producer/Host: Billy Palmer
Community Co-Host: Nick Burns
Volunteer/Asst. Producer: Natalie Benoy