The greatest pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do. ~Walter Bagehot In 1980, a grief-stricken mother sat down at her kitchen table and picked up her telephone. Just days before, her 13-year-old daughter had been killed by a drunk driver – a man who had a long history of drunk driving. … Continue reading Accept the Challenge to Change the World
You're gonna have such great health care at a tiny fraction of the cost, and it's going to be so easy. ~Donald Trump, October 2016 Last night we got to see what happens when we raise our collective voices in unison. As you are no doubt aware by now, last night Senators Jerry Moran (KS) … Continue reading The 50-State Resistance Strategy
This iconic image of Tank Man was captured by Jeff Widener for AP One person can make a difference, and everyone should try. ~John F. Kennedy On a summer day in 1989, a man became world famous. We still don’t know who he is. In the summer of 1989, pro-democracy protestors occupied Tiananmen Square in … Continue reading Everyday People Make the Best Revolutionaries
Being defeated is often a temporary condition. Giving up is what makes it permanent. ~Marilyn vos Savant Two weeks ago I sent out an e-mail to newsletter subscribers asking how everyone was feeling post-Ossoff. I was blown away by the response. Friends - thank you for your candor, and for your willingness to share your … Continue reading Resilience for the Resistance: Ways to Build a Stronger Union (of Activists)
Let us go forward with fear and courage and rage to save the world. ~Grace Paley Your third-grade self once said during history class "If I had been alive then, I would have saved them." And do you know what? You would have. Do you know how I know? Because of what you're doing right … Continue reading Why This Moment is the Opportunity of Your Lifetime
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