Rise Up

Our country has become a Twilight Zone with a daily barrage of insanity from the person elected to run it. Have you had enough fellow citizens?

Its hard not to get tired. Its hard to want to be pushing every day, but push we must — for equal rights, for clean water, for the environment, a free press, fair Senate hearings, and all things that make us the nation we are. The firing of security officials amidst an investigation should never be okay. Tampering with our election, even only theoretically, should never be okay.  When I talk with people who don’t like politics there’s a “I don’t care, it doesn’t affect me” attitude. Friends, let me tell you, ALL of it affects you. It would be folly to not understand the big picture.

We are so lucky to live where we do. California has many representatives that aren’t afraid to speak out against craziness that comes daily from the president. California acts a bit as a bubble for us in that its a given most people here care about the environment, equal rights, healthcare and other matters of importance.

Locally,  there are opportunities for marching, activism and political involvement everywhere. I have found its easiest not to get overwhelmed by joining one cause or group and just doing what you can. If all you can do is attend a march, do it. If all you can do is write or call your representatives, do it. History tells us that together can produce change.

 

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