Flexing Muscle for 100 Days

postcard-project

Custer and Fremont County residents are invited to gather in the Second Street Back Room (behind KLZR radio station) between 12 noon and 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, January 29 to participate in an international  postcard project called 10 ACTIONS / 100 DAYS.

Energized by the worldwide women’s marches on January 21, women have vowed to take action by coming together to write and send postcards to state and national policy makers. We will not choke it back or shut up. The intent of 10 Actions /100 Days is to take pen-in- hand ten times within the parameters of 100 days.

If you are feeling less than motivated, I’ll insert a few words from President Obama’s Farewell speech that he delivered on January 10:

“That potential will be realized only if our democracy works. Only if our politics reflect the decency of our people. Only if all of us, regardless of our party affiliation or particular interest, help restore the sense of common purpose that we so badly need right now.”

I love Obama’s repetition of IF ONLY. We can step up or we can sit back and let others speak for us. Democracy calls of engagement, and the postcard project is one way of raising our voices and feeling the power of the sisterhood.

If you read my blog and do not live locally, go to WOMENSMARCH.COM/100. Look for neighbors who will join you in your postcard project. Write about what matters most to you. If you have to cross the political divide, do so. So much the better. We will be heard.

 

 

 

 

 

About timeout2

I have lived 100 lives. I write essays, short stories, poetry, grocery lists and notes to myself. If I am ever lost, look for a paper trail, but be careful not to trip over any books that lie scattered here and there. I am a reader. I am a reader in awe of writers. When I don't live in Westcliffe, Colorado, I live in London where I am a long-time member of Word-for-Word - Crouch End.
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2 Responses to Flexing Muscle for 100 Days

  1. Dear Doris, You say: I love Obama’s repetition of IF ONLY; but he doesn’t say ‘if only’ he says ONLY IF in your quotation. To my ears ‘If only’ sounds like lamenting while ‘only if’ sounds like recommended action. I wonder how other people see this. Love Helga

  2. timeout2 says:

    Dear Helga, Leave it to a German-born linguist speaking and reading English to capture the distinction. Well done! I agree with your analysis. A good catch. xo

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