As I go about my news-reading activities, I try to remember to collect the stories and tidbits that spark feelings of triumph and commitment. Here is a small collection to make you feel inspired on this fine Sunday evening… Why did we make all those calls about the Affordable Care Act? Because during the height … More “A role to play in this drama…”
The New Colossus By Emma Lazarus Not like the brazen giant of Greek fame, With conquering limbs astride from land to land; Here at our sea-washed, sunset gates shall stand A mighty woman with a torch, whose flame Is the imprisoned lightning, and her name Mother of Exiles. From her beacon-hand Glows world-wide welcome; her … More To read aloud to your children or cat…
I can’t be certain that my personal activism makes a difference. But here’s what I do know: Sending emails and signing online petitions is generally considered a waste of time by experts. But I still like to do it sometimes anyway. Caveat: sending emails to corporations as part of consumer activism IS helpful and useful. In-person … More Does this activism actually do anything?
Good article by a writer I really like.
Figured out just exactly what “gaslighting” means. The word keeps popping up all over the place, and I’d never heard of it until a month or so. This article explains it.
The best way to organize yourself to make use of this blog is to pay attention to the “categories” and “tags” at the bottom of the home page. Like to make phone calls? Click on the “phone calls” tag. Hate to make phone calls, but have good handwriting? Click on the “postcards” tag. Want to … More Instructions for use!
The Indivisible Guide is essential reading. Key takeaways: Make no mistake. We are playing defense, not offense. Your supportive Congresspeople and Senators still need you to speak up. We must use the same techniques that the Tea Party did. They did not have the same agenda or values as we do, but they were effective … More You must read this