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  Olympia Fellowship of Reconciliation 

Working for peace, social justice and principled nonviolence since 1976

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TV Programs

The Olympia Fellowship of Reconciliation’s TV program airs on Monday 1:30 pm, Wednesday 5 pm, Thursday 9 pm and will air twelve times through the month.  You and other people everywhere can watch it on TV or through our website, www.olympiafor.org, soon after it has debuted on TCTV. 

by Glen Anderson, producer and host of this TV series

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For more than 30 years the Olympia Fellowship of Reconciliation’s TV series has explored a wide variety of issues related to peace, social and economic justice, the environment, and nonviolent social change.  We especially provide opportunities for the public to hear voices and viewpoints that are rarely heard in mainstream media. You can watch our current program and more than 150 of our previous ones through the Olympia FOR’s website at your convenience even if you don’t watch our current program on TCTV cable channel 22 in Thurston County (Mondays 1:30 pm, Wednesdays 5:00 pm, Thursdays 9:00 pm).

Simply visit www.olympiafor.org, click the “TV Programs” link, and scroll down past the thorough description of the current month’s program. Previous programs are listed chronologically. Click the link for the program you want to watch. Also, next to each program’s link is a link to a thorough description of the program that you can read by clicking the “Word” or “pdf” link. You can watch more than 150 programs through www.olympiafor.org.

July 2017

“Reform Elections!  Restore Democracy!”

Our July 2017 TV program explores how our nation conducts elections.  We identify several kinds of problems and propose solutions that would increase democracy and fairness.

The U.S. officially brags about being the world’s greatest democracy, but:

• Voter turnout in the U.S. is low compared to other nations.

• Rich people and big business fund campaigns that result in governmental corruption.

• Most Americans express disgust that the people we elect do not represent us well.

• People who are already suffer discrimination are also restricted from voting.

• Other problems exist too.

Three guests share their information and insights into the problems and solutions.  All three guests are active with non-profit organizations that are working to reform elections and improve democracy:

• Bre Weider is active with the Washington Voting Justice Coalition.

• Colin Cole is active with Fair Vote Washington.

• Cindy Black is active with Fix Democracy First.

We:

·         Identify core values that should guide electoral matters

·         Oppose how “corporate personhood” and big, secret money corrupt elections

·         Urge a constitutional amendment to fix the worst problems

·         Support Ranked-Choice Voting (also called Instant Runoff Voting)

·         Support Proportional Representation

·         Propose honest redistricting instead of gerrymandering

·         Expose the sneaky practice of voter suppression

·         Support several other remedies and several non-profit organizations

·         List many sources of information and advocacy

Questions?  Contact Glen Anderson, the TV series’ producer/host at (360) 491-9093 glen@olympiafor.org  

 

SPECIAL PROGRAMS
Sometimes we produce special programs.  These air on TCTV at various dates and times.

We are posting our recent INTERVIEW and SPECIAL programs on the internet.  (Although we got broadcast rights for airing the “BIG PICTURE” films, we are not able to post them on the internet, although some might be posted under their own names.)  Also, our older programs are not available in this format.

To watch a program, simply click on a link below to watch that episode. 

Interview programs

Programs to Watch through www.olympiafor.org

2017

2016

2015

2014

2013

2012

2011

2010

2009