A New Tool for Just Elders….
The editors at www.justelders.org have not been able to understand why so few elders were willing to blog and tell their stories. Maybe the process was too complicated. We have made it simple. Give your “post” i.e. your story a title. Write the body MAKE SURE YOU PROOF READ AND GET IT RIGHT THE FIRST…Read More
Organizing for Lead Free Water
The EPA has set the maximum contaminant level goal for lead in drinking water at zero because lead is a toxic metal that can be harmful to human health even at low exposure levels. Lead is persistent, and it can bioaccumulate in the body over time. Young children, infants, and fetuses are particularly vulnerable to…Read More
GOVERNANCE, NOT GRIDLOCK – Maggie and Kevin – Lead the Way….
The 116th Congress has not made a good beginning. It is time to let our Members of Congress know how they can earn our vote! Maggie and Kevin have some ideas about where to start. Let your members of congress know what we expect, make it plain! We expect Governance, not Gridlock!Read More
We WERE part of an Historic Effort that turned out the vote….
The voices of Just Elders made a difference in an historic election that ended one party rule in the Federal Government. Our thanks to Just Elders who cajoled their grandchildren and nieces and nephews to turn out the vote. Their presence made a difference in many elections. Our thanks to Just Elders who told their…Read More
WE ARE PART OF A LARGE MOVEMENT TO GET OUT THE VOTE!
Julie and I voted early. When we went to the city clerk’s office, we were encouraged. There was a steady stream of voters. This stream of early voters, protecting their voice and their vote, could be record setting. People in our state, Wisconsin, can still vote at their municipal clerk’s office until 5:00 p.m. on…Read More
One of my nice nieces is working the campaign…
One of my nice nieces is working the campaign. She posted this picture on Facebook. IT IS 16 DAYS BEFORE THE MIDTERM ELECTION. This what we need to do: Secure your own vote by voting early. Invite others to join us in voting early. Ann Smith and her nice nieces are getting our message out…Read More
What can I do?It is Saturday, 17 Days Before the Midterm!
Here are some things you can do: Make sure you are registered to vote. Secure your vote by voting early. Make sure your grandchildren, nieces and nephews are registered. Invite them to join you in early voting. Make 50 copies of this flyer, 10 X 10 Flyer and hand it to the next 50 people…Read More
March For Our Lives
Tomorrow can be a tipping point! Students, teachers, parents and allies around the nation are preparing to “march for their lives” next month to rally for increased gun control and school safety measures. Less than a week ago, the students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida experienced tragedy. Seventeen people — classmates…Read More
It began on the Hiawatha, Milwaukee to Chicago, Train….
It was the conversation that Dennis Jacobsen and I enjoyed for years. For years we took the train to Chicago to attend meetings of a national clergy caucus. Like us, these clergy led their congregations into faith-based community organizing. Our conversations on the train were challenging and stimulating. Then we moved on to other phases of our journeys. Though I was over 70 years…Read More