Yeah, those were heady times when many of us were trekking up to the Capitol.
Educational for even the non lawyers too.
While things have not gone exactly as I had hoped (it's not over, by a long shot), it actually gave me a lot of hope that the public process can work if people will simply just get involved. I spent more time at the capitol than I'd like to acknowledge during those years, and I saw how we collectively as a group influenced legislators and policy in general. Heck, even mega-developer Greg Hughes became one of our biggest allies.
When many talk about not having a voice I think back to these days and remember that you only don't have a voice if you choose not to use it.
Think about the response if 50 UWN members showed up to every RAC and WB meeting with a united voice calling for change to something for the next three years. That would not be ignored, I promise you.