MEDIA ROOTS- Mike Gravel is a former US Senator and a former candidate in the 2008 presidential election. As Senator, Gravel became nationally known for his attempts to end the draft during the Vietnam War and for putting the Pentagon Papers into the public record in 1971. He is an advocate of direct democracy and began a 2006 US presidential run to promote the idea.
Gravel endorses the 9/11 Ballot Initiative movement across the country, saying the measure would create a “citizens commission rather than a government commission” with subpoena power against top U.S. officials to “make a true investigation as to what happened” regarding the terrorist attacks.
Abby and Robbie Martin interview Gravel about his political history, presidential candidacy, the 9/11 ballot initiative and what citizens can do to make direct change.
Find out more about Mike Gravel at his website http://www.mikegravel.us/
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