Are you ready for a Root Awakening?

Grassroots United begins activity in Bloomington

By Scott Tibbs

A new political organization has arrived in Monroe County, looking to be a bridge to government for the people. It is Grassroots United.

According to Root Awakening, Grassroots United's mission will be three-fold: to inform people about the issues, train them how to be effective leaders, and involve them in the political process and/or party of choice. While Grassroots United is nonpartisan, it will be issue-oriented, according to GU Chairman Bill Adams. GU will be concerned with issues that affect families in a negative manner, and help them have a voice in the matter. One of the reasons people are frustrated with politics, Adams said, is they feel they do not have a voice with their elected officials, and Grassroots United hopes to be a bridge to the government for them.

Grassroots United will hold its first meeting on October 20, 1997 at 7:00 p.m. at Twin Lakes Park Community Building on West 2nd Street in Bloomington. Jim Pfaff, former Executive Director of the Indiana Family Institute, will be the keynote speaker.

For more information on Grassroots United, send them an email at grassroots@starters.net.

Eric Seymour

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