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This is exactly the awareness that must the foundation of all organizing efforts and movements towards progressive change. Nearly every wave of cynicism comes from expecting this or that politician or action to bring about the entirety of our needs when in fact everything has mixed results. It is the strength of knowing we are building a long game that replaces it with strength and perseverance essential to success.

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πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘ appreciate the specifics! I look at art as a part of #5 too.

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Aug 27, 2023Liked by Joshua P. Hill

We also need to bolster the power of the ACLU and other groups who can actually, with way more #'s and support.. fight this growing fusion centers, days mining, huge 1984esque, growing daily surveillance entity. They are dispatching the soldiers of doom fighting change & monitoring any organized groups that want to see a demilitarized police & eventually a totally different community based police that is not a terror organization.

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People must vote...it's definitely not a silver bullet, but it is an imperative. Nothing new can be built while we're still sliding to the right.

Running for office and volunteering for candidates at the state and local levels (including school boards) is essential. Hundreds of seats go unopposed every year ...don't let it happen in your town or state or school.

Unions are our strongest source of power...this is something anyone can do.We need to be as relentless as the GOP.

Thank you for the great suggestions and welcome reminder that silver bullets are a manifestation of learned helplessness. We're not helpless, but we all have to act to rescue ourselves and others.

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This is great! I especially appreciate the list of ways to get involved--basically what community action looks like and how it’s really not that hard, tho it does mean DOING it. Getting involved. So many people feel so isolated and, as you say, totally disempowered because they feel too small to make a difference. I think you e laid it all out well.

Thank you!

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