The reality is -
We can curbed gun violence.
We can provide health insurance for all Americans.
We can reduce green house gases and create jobs by doing so.
We can help victims of natural disasters.
We can promote, support and protect diversity for all people regardless ofrace, religion, gender, orientation, etc.
We can protect and care for immigrants.
We can raise the minimum wage.
We can stop police brutality.
We can address the opiate crisis and maybe even end it.
We can create campaign finance reform, overthrowing Citizen’s United, and get big money out of politics.
We have the means. We have the capacity. We have the intellect. We have the heart. We have the creativity. We have the ability. We have the fortitude. We have the patriotic conviction.
We do this by electing leaders, not political parties, LEADERS who share our values, the values of protecting, caring for, providing for, helping, supporting, loving, giving to all people and mother earth.
This isn’t hard.
It’s about connecting to others in our integrity, through our values. It’s about addressing greed and corruption head on. It’s about asking for the truth and letting political leaders no we won’t be pushed around while they take money from organizations that are emboldened too.
It's about being kind and not accusatory. It's about loving and protecting each other. It's about our sacred humanity. It's about people over profits.
All lives are touched by pain and our country, our people, are currently in a world of hurt. The greatest salve is our caring, compassion, non-violence and love of each other. The greatest salve is our action.
I am so angry, so sickened by the obscenities of our current government. I want to rage. And yet, raging isn’t the solution alone. The solution is turning rage into endless action until we create the change we want to be, until we are the change we believe in.
Thoughts, prayers and ACTION. Big, meaningful, bold and courageous action. It’s time.
TODAY’S EASY ACTIVISM – otherwise known as OUR LIST OF DEMANDS
1. Call your Representatives and DEMAND sensible gun reform – no silencers, mandatory background checks, no gun purchases by those who are mentally unwell or have a history of domestic violence. Senators and Members of Congress. Make their phones ring off the hook.
2. And while you have their office on the phone, DEMAND funding for CHIP. 9 million children are at risk of losing their health insurance as this congress let coverage lapse vs. renewing it on Sept 30.
3. Also, DEMAND aid for Puerto Rico. And donate if you can – Hispanic Federation is donating 100% of money raised to Puerto Rico. To donate via text, text 41444 & type UNIDOS (space) YOUR AMOUNT (space) and YOUR NAME. For example: Unidos 100 John Doe)
4. Talk to everybody you know about the importance of voters for leaders invested in saving lives vs. making more money.
I am so sick of this and yet, I will never stop fighting for what we know is right.
With love and gratitude.
P.S. I am no longer on social media as it was draining me of my vitality, energy and optimism. If you would like to reach me directly, please email me.