A week ago, I was nervous. It turns out that I was justifiably nervous. Perhaps I was more nervous than some of my friends because I have a Twitter account. I’d also recently joined an email list with people that … Continue reading
Select Budget Committee timeline (contains a link to sign up for public comment two hours before the council’s August 3, August 5, and August 10 meetings, or a link to submit comments online.) I’ve been listening to the Seattle City … Continue reading
Juneteenth It just so happens that, white child that I was, I grew up knowing about Juneteenth. I didn’t know the whole story about it, but I knew that it was a special day for black people. My dad was … Continue reading
I live in a retirement community where those of us in our 70s are youngsters. We have a dizzying array of activities available to us including groups that focus on national and international concerns, history videos, assorted discussion groups, music … Continue reading
Support free speech! Please contact Seattle Public Library Executive Director Marcellus Turner at: firstname.lastname@example.org From the front page of The Seattle Times, December 10, 2019: “Library weighs decision to offer room for event criticized as anti-trans” Yes, sadly, right here … Continue reading
And you thought pink was just a color, didn’t you? Perhaps you even thought it was an annoying color because your child or grandchild was so fixated on pink that you thought you’d never see another color ever! Little did … Continue reading
I will be marching tomorrow, January 20, 2018, in Seattle. It’s been a year since the most amazing march ever, and women are still under attack by Congress every time I turn around. Birth control, abortion, Title IX, CHIP, Obamacare, … Continue reading
On Saturday, June 10, 2017, you’ll have a couple of options if you’re in Seattle and in the mood for protest. From 10 – 2, you could join ACT for America at the City Hall Plaza in their “March Against … Continue reading
Ayaan Hirsi Ali. You’ve heard of her; she’s a vocal critic of Islam. You might have read a book of hers or seen her on TV or You Tube. For me, she’s the perfect person to inspire us to reconsider our … Continue reading
A member of my retirement community held a meeting today to organize a local group for Organizing for Action. I’ve been on an OFA email list for years, but this is the first time I’ve been to a meeting to talk about Doing Something.
After the meeting, I went to the OFA website (http://www.ofa.us, not .org – the .org will take you to an animal welfare group). There I found elements of an action network, so I will check it more often. I learned that someone nearby is organizing for an event on April 1 to support Obamacare. That’s definitely a march that I would attend, pussyhat and all.
If you want to browse their website, I’ve put ilnks to it above and in the right hand column. Consider signing up and choosing issues that you care most about. Ideally we’ll get email notices to prompt us to write letters or attend a march in support of that issue.
I’d love to know how you connect to the Resistance. Twitter? Facebook? Blogs? Email? Good old-fashioned phone tree?