While very strongly connected to family and community, Steve Friday grew up as an independent in both thought and political alignment. Like his fellow citizens, Steve has witnessed the collapse of our government as it has slipped further and further into the grip of corporate control, directed by the very wealthiest people in the world. Steve has seen people mistreated by our government on numerous occasions, and routinely organizes resistance to these attacks. There is now a critical mass of people willing to combat this corruption. This is not a fight to save the democracy we thought we had: this is a fight to create a true democracy.