Bill Scown

Bill Scown

After receiving a free college education at University of California in the 60’s, Bill went to work in technology and benefited from the tech boom. At first he felt he was responsible for his success, but as he grew older and traveled, he realized that success depends on the foundation that a functioning and just society provides. He discovered that while he had been concentrating on his career, the foundations that had made his success possible were being dismantled. He saw how we are being impoverished by corruption and money in politics which is now the primary barrier to achieving progress on all the environmental, economic and social justice issues. We are no longer governed by the people for the people.  We all need to be part of the solution for the problem that our past inaction helped create.

Bill is active in The Coalition to Restore Democracy, Move to Amend, and other organizations advancing social justice and a civil society because he feels he was part of the problem.