Category Archives: politics

dare.

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“yesterday I dared to struggle. today I dare to win.”

-bernadette devlin

 

i’m proud of my country – it dared to do both.

today, as i walked downtown,

the kerrytown bells played ‘the star spangled banner’

cars honked

church bells rang

farmers at the market chattered

drummer drummed

people cheered, cried, laughed

fireworks shot off in yards

the air was light and it was electric.

 

 

 

 

image credit: pinterest

’tis the season.

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 turned in my ballot 

watched the first debate

went to sleep hopeful

’tis the season of change

i feel it in the air. 

 

 

“you are not just for the right or left, but for what is right over the wrong.”

– suzy kassem, the writings of suzy kassem

50.

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50 days to get your vote in. 

mail, walk, run, scooter, car, bike, parasail, swim, boat, bus, fly, hoverboard, taxi, uber….

find a way.

“in matters of truth and justice, there is no difference between large and small problems,

for issues concerning the treatment of people are all the same. “

-albert einstein

veep.

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kamala harris, in the beginning

 

“A patriot is not someone who condones the conduct of our country whatever it does.

It is someone who fights every day for the ideals of the country, whatever it takes.”

– Kamala Harris – The Truths We Hold: An American Journey/2019

 

 

 

photo credit: la times, courtesy of kamala harris

honor.

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no finer way to honor this hero

“the vote is the most powerful nonviolent tool we have.”

-john lewis

 

 

image credit: michigan theatre, ann arbor, michigan, usa

get in the way.

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The Bloodiest Sunday 

Bloody Sunday was a cruel incident that occurred on March 7, 1965  in Selma, Alabama. Six hundred orderly protesters were ready to march to Selma on a Sunday to support the Voting Rights Movement. They were led by John Lewis, SNCC, and SCLC activists. All six hundred of them crossed the Edmund Pettus Bridge, but were blocked by Alabama State Troopers. The police commanded them to turn around, but the protesters refused. The police say ‘they had no choice’ other than to start shooting teargas into the crowd, and beating the non-violent protesters. Sadly, they hospitalized over sixty people. To this day, Lewis still has a visible scar on his forehead from Bloody Sunday. This week, I watched as you made one final trip over that bridge, in your casket, with Alabama State Troopers saluting you, and people holding you in their hearts for all you did for them. You will always be remembered as a brave and compassionate leader who truly led by example.

RIP, John Lewis, thank you for always getting in the way, and showing us how it’s done.

 

“you must be bold, brave, and courageous and find a way… to get in the way.”

-john lewis