“We’ve been too quiet, too indulgent with such office holders, and they won’t change until we start confronting them publicly.” – Jim Hightower
This is the part where every week we mention that, oh by the way, your financial support is what allows us to advocate on your behalf. Which it does. Without it, we couldn’t do what we do. We are beyond grateful to all those who are willing and able to help out financially.
That said, money isn’t everything. Which is why we wanted to share this recent column by Jim Hightower, who reminds us that if we want things to change, the first thing we need to do is show up.
“Simply being there matters. While progressives have shown up for elections in winning numbers, our movement then tends to fade politely into the shadows, leaving public officials (even those we put in office) free to ignore us and capitulate to ever-present, ever-insistent corporate interests. No more. Grassroots progressives—as individuals and through our groups—must get in the face of power and stay there.”
We couldn’t agree more. Thanks for showing up. Let’s keep getting in their faces until our elected officials start working for us again.
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