Voices Communiqué: Election Day

Voices Communiqué: Election Day
Reminder: Annual Fund
Our Annual Fund Campaign is in full swing. If you’ve given already, thank you! If you haven’t, please take a couple of minutes to do so now.
 
Democracy & the Arts:
Curricula Updated
The latest module in our curricula was written by Merna Hecht for The Poet Populist Program.
It comes in two parts. The first lesson draws from history and civics and should open up a lively discussion of democracy and populism. The second focuses on how poetry can spark populist sentiments and provide an innovative frame through which people give artistic expression to what they want and need for a better life.
Both lessons call on diverse American voices, historical and poetic, to engage students in conversations that allow them to explore their own concerns related to the November election.
Go to the Democracy & the Arts module.
The Poet Populist Program supports creative public thinking, articulate leadership, and the practice of democracy. It proposes that artists can be part of the civic discourse, and that the civic discourse can be artistically inclined. It also gives dozens of arts organizations a chance to reach out to new audiences city-wide. Learn more about the work of The Poet Populist.
Books that Shed Light on Democracy
The True Patriot, by Seattlites Eric Liu and Nick Hanauer, challenges progressives to retake patriotism.
Written in the pamphleteering style of Thomas Paine, it presents a manifesto, ten-principal plan, and moral code that re-frames the concept of patriotism and return politics to what it once was: a civic virtue and responsibility that fueled the country’s founders.
Learn more about this book, and the True Patriot Network, on our blog.
YouTube: Holly Near Performs "I Am Willing"
Watch Holly Near and company sing "I Am Willing" at the SOA Watch 2007.
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Also, thanx for signing my petitions, et al, please consider sharing them. Also, since Admin. of change.org aren't allowing me to invite people to do my actions lately and are switching my urls for my petitions so when I invite people off their site they can't get to the petition either (ergo 3 possible urls for each petition), here's a few of my latest actions; do as few or as many as you'd like (there are 3 linx for each petition because admin. switches between the 3 of them so people trying to sign the petition can‘t get to it): This post on Disabled Greens News and discussion: Haiti disaster anniversary, please, do what you can: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/DisabledGreensNews/message/9033 This petition on change.org: Haiti disaster anniversary: http://www.change.org/petitions/view/haiti_disaster_anniversary_2?share_id=yIpWHEHxri&pe=pce http://uspoverty.change.org/petitions/view/haiti_disaster_anniversary_2 http://www.change.org/petitions/view/haiti_disaster_anniversary_2   This post on Disabled Greens News and discussion: Green, Indigenous, Native American, etc., actions: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/DisabledGreensNews/message/9026 This petition on change.org: Green, Indigenous, Native American, acts: http://www.change.org/petitions/view/green_indigenous_native_american_acts?share_id=NHvTtQadfP&pe=pce http://uspoverty.change.org/petitions/view/green_indigenous,_native_american_acts http://www.change.org/petitions/view/green_indigenous,_native_american_acts   This post on Disabled Greens News and discussion: Art/Act: celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s birthday, holiday: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/DisabledGreensNews/message/9024 This petition on change.org: Art/Act: celebrate Dr. M.L. King, Jr.'s holiday: http://www.change.org/petitions/view/artact_celebrate_dr_ml_king_jrs_holiday?share_id=QjOkAUGeBQ&pe=pce http://uspoverty.change.org/petitions/view/art_act_celebrate_dr_ml_king_jr_s_holiday http://www.change.org/petitions/view/art_act_celebrate_dr_ml_king_jr_s_holiday   This post on Disabled Greens News and discussion: Green; NA; the evolution; Civil, Human, LP, Prisoner's Rights; Poverty; etc..: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/DisabledGreensNews/message/9022 This petition on change.org: Economically empower through advocacy: http://www.change.org/petitions/view/economically_empower_through_advocacy?share_id=WZNqBQWcXE&pe=pce http://uspoverty.change.org/petitions/view/economically_empower_through_advocacy http://www.change.org/petitions/view/economically_empower_throug
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