Acclaimed Author and Disability Activist Offers Perspective on the Power of the Vote for Minorities

June 2, 2015

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Join us for spirited talk and book signing with SHAWN CASEY O’BRIEN, author of the recently published book For the Love of Long Shots: A Memoir on Democracy.

Friday June 5th 4 – 5:30 PM
2059 Nevada City Highway, Suite 102
Grass Valley, CA

Shawn was the founder of “UP” The Unique People’s Voting Project, which registered 100,000 voters in California in the 1990s. His book chronicles this effort and inspires people to vote as he explains the ancient concept of “root democracy.”

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Shawn has a lifetime of activism & artistry:

  • 2002 ran for California Secretary of State, getting 86,000+ votes
  • 12-year Co-Host/Co-Producer of KPFK’s “Access Unlimited”, a disability show “for people born in the know – or those that arrive there accidentally.”
  • Lead singer songwriter of LA 80’s punk band called “The Cripples”
  • Home brewer of Award-winning Beers & Premium Dry Meads

Sponsors: Disability Action Center (formerly ILCNC) and FREED Center for Independent Living.

For more information, contact: Justin Harford at 530/477-3333 or

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