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Mitchell Rabin Interviews Former Mayor & Presidential Candidate Rocky Anderson

Mitchell’s guest this evening is humanitarian & environmentalist, former Mayor of Salt Lake City and Presidential Candidate Rocky Anderson.
During his two terms as Mayor of Salt Lake City, Rocky was the Chief Executive Officer of Salt Lake City Corp., overseeing a general fund annual budget of over $200 million and almost 3,000 employees.  He also was the Chief Administrative Officer over the massive Salt Lake City Redevelopment Agency and was Chief Administrative Officer of the Salt Lake City International Airport.  He negotiated with three public employee unions.  During Rocky’s tenure as Mayor, Salt Lake City was the only city in Utah that engaged in collective bargaining.


After serving two terms as Mayor, Rocky declined to run for a third term and, instead, devoted himself to educating, motivating, and mobilizing people to take action to stop human rights abuses. Anderson recognizes the importance of people at the grassroots level advocating and pushing for change. He has stated, “We keep expecting elected officials will do the right thing, and the fact is they never do unless they’re pushed.”  But while he was serving, he was considered by many to be the “greenest mayor” in the U.S.

Rocky founded High Road for Human Rights, a non-profit organization devoted to achieving major reform of US human rights policies and practices through unique, coordinated, and sustained grassroots activism, complementing the work of other human rights organizations.

High Road for Human Rights primarily addressed five issues: torture and the undermining of the rule of law, genocide, slavery, the death penalty, and the human rights implications of the climate crisis. For his work on human rights matters during his tenure as Executive Director of High Road for Human Rights, Rocky received the Morehouse University Gandhi, King, Ikeda Award and the Bill of Rights Defense Committee’s Patriot Award.

This is a re-airing of this interview for purposes of educating our viewers about the very real presence of quality 3rd Party candidates running in this election even though mainstream media has largely marginalized them.  It is also to impress upon the audience what a real candidate who is a voice for the People, who is ethical and wholly committed to justice sounds like during this mid-term election season.  Rocky has been a guest on A Better World Radio several times over the years as well.

Sadly, Rocky Anderson is not running at the present time.  Here is one of several radio interviews conducted by Mitchell of Rocky Anderson as well.

Mitchell Rabin is the Founder, President and CEO of A Better World Foundation & Media, with a background in psychology  stress management, acupuncture and social entrepreneurship. He is a counselor, and executive coach all as a means of educating and inspiring clients and students alike to lead others by modeling humane, eco-sensitive and integrity-based values.  He has been a consultant to business leaders and CEOs of green and health-oriented start-ups over the past  25 years. He is an impassioned environmentalist and social entrepreneur using media, the cultural arts & business as agents for change.
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