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  • a grassroots movement for nuclear disarmament
  • They embarked on an aggressive grassroots campaign to meet the buyers for youth-oriented shoe stores.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  The Tipping Point
  • In addition, many of our grassroots African supporters saw Indians as exploiters of black labor in their role as shopkeepers and merchants.
    Nelson Mandela  --  Long Walk to Freedom
  • She, the granddaughter of an Imperial Entomologist, he the son of a grassroots Marxist Party worker.
    Arundhati Roy  --  The God of Small Things

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  • My audience is mostly grassroots people.
    Robert MacNeil and William Crane  --  Do You Speak American?
  • Harris argued that the top-down influence of parents is overwhelmed by the grassroots effect of peer pressure, the blunt force applied each day by friends and schoolmates.
    Steven D. Levitt & Stephen J. Dubner  --  Freakonomics
  • And so what started as a weekly broadcast of three-minute essays about core personal beliefs has turned into a grassroots movement: Tens of thousands of people have accepted our invitation to write their own essays.
    Jay Allison, et al.  --  This I Believe II
  • Very few of those theorists come to the grassroots and see what is going on.
    Nicholas D. Kristof  --  Half the Sky
  • We sometimes think that Westerners invest too much effort in changing unjust laws and not enough in changing culture, by building schools or assisting grassroots movements.
    Nicholas D. Kristof  --  Half the Sky
  • As the Pentagon gained a deeper understanding of counterterrorism, and as it found that dropping bombs often didn’t do much to help, it became increasingly interested in grassroots projects such as girls’ education.
    Nicholas D. Kristof  --  Half the Sky

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  • Even in the United States, after all, what brought equal rights to blacks wasn’t the Thirteenth, Fourteenth, and Fifteenth Amendments passed after the Civil War, but rather the grassroots civil rights movement nearly one hundred years later.
    Nicholas D. Kristof  --  Half the Sky
  • There are countless opportunities to volunteer at the grassroots.
    Nicholas D. Kristof  --  Half the Sky
  • "Some in UNFPA were doubtful about such a grassroots effort," recalled Stirling Scruggs, a former senior official in the agency.
    Nicholas D. Kristof  --  Half the Sky
  • Greg wrote about his work in his powerful book, Three Cups of Tea, and it’s the kind of grassroots, rural program with local buy-in that has often been most successful in the developing world.
    Nicholas D. Kristof  --  Half the Sky
  • She wanted to create a grassroots movement toward prevention, and so she began setting up seminars in black churches around the city.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  The Tipping Point
  • These kinds of grassroots efforts usually achieve more than the grand UN conferences that receive far more attention.
    Nicholas D. Kristof  --  Half the Sky
  • He talked animatedly about Grameen’s work, and it was exactly the kind of pragmatic grassroots effort that she yearned to join.
    Nicholas D. Kristof  --  Half the Sky
  • Women for Women International is effective because it touches people at the grassroots level.
    Nicholas D. Kristof  --  Half the Sky
  • Now, finally, in just the last few years, groups of grassroots activists have cracked the code.
    Nicholas D. Kristof  --  Half the Sky
  • Some local grassroots groups in Ethiopia and Ghana have been particularly impressive.
    Nicholas D. Kristof  --  Half the Sky
  • They are exceptional because they depend on research, materials, and knowledge that do not exist at the grassroots.
    Nicholas D. Kristof  --  Half the Sky
  • Powerful grassroots political movements were being formed inside the country that had firm links to the ANC, the principal one being the United Democratic Front, of which I was named a patron.
    Nelson Mandela  --  Long Walk to Freedom
  • The common thread is that they are grassroots projects with local ownership, sometimes resembling social or religious movements more than traditional aid projects.
    Nicholas D. Kristof  --  Half the Sky
  • Global Giving lets you choose a grassroots project to which to give money in education, health, disaster relief, or more than a dozen other areas around the developing world.
    Nicholas D. Kristof  --  Half the Sky
  • Grassroots vs.
    Nicholas D. Kristof  --  Half the Sky
  • Meanwhile, far away in West Africa, someone else was using a similar grassroots approach to defeat one of the most ghastly and deeply embedded traditions that harms girls, genital cutting.
    Nicholas D. Kristof  --  Half the Sky
  • Village chiefs and school officials were enthusiastic, and they held a community meeting in which they pledged grassroots support for an initiative to educate girls—if Ann could help defray the costs.
    Nicholas D. Kristof  --  Half the Sky
  • We would like to see a grassroots campaign bringing together feminist organizations and evangelical churches and everyone in between, calling on the president and Congress to pass three specific initiatives.
    Nicholas D. Kristof  --  Half the Sky
  • Now Margolies-Mezvinsky runs Women’s Campaign International, which coaches women grassroots activists on how to get attention for their causes, run for office, and put together coalitions to achieve their goals.
    Nicholas D. Kristof  --  Half the Sky
  • Women now hold the positions of president of the supreme court, minister of education, mayor of Kigali, and director of Rwanda television, while at the grassroots level many women played major roles in village reconstruction.
    Nicholas D. Kristof  --  Half the Sky
  • Girls Helping Girls The frontline in the grassroots war against the abuse of women may be in Africa and Asia, but Jordana Confino has figured out how to make a contribution while attending high school in Westfield, New Jersey, a suburb of New York City.
    Nicholas D. Kristof  --  Half the Sky
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