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i loved this grassroots campaigner 

and his simple old-school way to reach the people

no glitz, no glam, no sound bites

just two young volunteers helping him

a speaker playing music

 food and drink handed out for free

 petitions passed around and signed

hands shaken

  questions answered

face to face

good to see a real person. 

 

“the little grassroots people can change this world.”

 wangari maathai

 – kenyan politcal activist, awarded the 2004 Nobel Peace Prize for her

“contribution to sustainable development, democracy and peace”.

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truth.

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john f. kennedy’s campaign appearance 

at the train station

1960 ann arbor michigan

(with tom payne, patrick mcnamara, governor swainson, soapy williams)

on this day of the first debate 

by the candidates for the u.s. presidency

i look

back to the past 

ahead to the future

and

hope for the truth

“a nation that is afraid to let its people judge the truth and falsehood

in an open market is a nation that is afraid of its people.”

– john f. kennedy

credits: ali van den broek, ann arbor townies, ann arbor archives

 

act.

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yesterday

i went to the official opening 

of the local headquarters 

for 

my choice of candidates

for the office of

the next

president of the united states of america.

when i pulled into the parking lot

there was not a space to be had 

there was a torrential downpour of rain 

yet people of all ages

were waiting

and

pouring out of the door

and

once i walked into the room

there was

so much enthusiasm 

and

so full of hope

and

postive thinking

it was overwhelming

 i’m excited to say that

tomorrow i’ll begin helping them

to try to make it all happen in november.

“act as if what you do makes a difference. it does.”

~william james

image credit: googleimages