Each week Bob is joined by Dan Gediman, the Executive Director of This I Believe, Inc. to discuss one of the original essays from the 1950s radio series. This week’s featured essay is by Genevieve B. Earle, a social worker and head of the Brooklyn branch of the League of Women Voters. In 1937, she became the first woman to be elected to the New York City Council, where she served as minority leader of the body. In her essay, she states her beliefs in the benefits of a strong government to promote laws and provide for its citizens. But she says that can only happen when the people are engaged as active, equal partners in the work of a city, or a country. Click here to read a transcript and to hear the audio of Genevieve Earle’s “This I Believe” essay.