May we think of freedom, not as the right to do as we please, but as the opportunity to do what is right. ~Peter Marshall Friends, I don't often vent, but it's time to talk about healthcare and the GOP's hypocrisy. Americans are proud of our ability to protect stuff. We fight wars. We root … Continue reading What if you could save a life with a phone call?
Dreams and dedication are a powerful combination. ~William Longgood If the Resistance has taught us anything, it's that you can't wait for someone to invite you to change the world. You just have to jump in with the knowledge and resources that you have. And then you just have to keep going. Take Teresa O'Donnell. A … Continue reading The Middle
If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader. ~John Quincy Adams You never know when you're someone else's inspiration. In 1963, a group of women protested (in the rain) in front of the Kennedy White House. They were there on behalf of Women Strike … Continue reading Be the Inspiration
Image credit: Kathy&Sam, CC “Teamwork is the ability to work together toward a common vision. The ability to direct individual accomplishments toward organizational objectives. It is the fuel that allows common people to attain uncommon results.” – Andrew Carnegie Leafcutter ants are peculiar, fascinating little creatures. They use their buzzsaw-like jaws to cut up leaves that they … Continue reading Strength in Numbers
Welcome to the first "Letter From the Trenches." Intended to inspire and motivate all of us, these letters are written by activists for activists, and will highlight some of the work that's making a difference in our world. Our first Letter is from Stacie, who shares how her 5-year-old is saving the world - one act of kindness at … Continue reading Be Kind. Be Brave. Be You.
I always have a comfortable feeling that nothing is impossible if one applies a certain amount of energy in the right direction. ~ Nellie Bly Today is Deborah Sampson day in Massachusetts. She's not exactly a household name, so you're probably wondering who on earth she was. Well, she was a soldier. In the Revolutionary … Continue reading Nothing is Impossible
We can't have someone in the Oval Office who doesn't understand the meaning of the word 'confidential' or 'classified.' ~Donald Trump Patriotism means to stand by the country. It does not mean to stand by the President. ... It is unpatriotic not to oppose him to the exact extent that by inefficiency or … Continue reading Loose Lips Sink …