Tag Archives: Activism

A Minimum Wage Meeting in Mountain View, California

In September 8, 2014, the Mountain View City Council held a hearing where citizens could talk about their views on a proposed draft ordinance to adopt a city minimum wage of $10.15 per hour and to include an annual adjustment … Continue reading

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Muriel Rukeyser and the Freedom To Speak Your Mind

One of my heroes is Muriel Rukeyser. Muriel Rukeyser was a poet who was involved in many left wing causes from the 1930s to the 1970s. In spite of her championing of many left wing causes, Muriel was often criticized … Continue reading

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A Cartoon for July 4, 2013

On this 4th of July, I reflect on the things about this country that I love. I do not think this country is perfect, but I love this country for the great history of reform that has expanded the reach … Continue reading

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The Gray Panthers

On the fiftieth anniversary of the Declaration of Independence, Thomas Jefferson wrote a commemoration for the event. He wrote: May it be to the world, what I believe it will be, (to some parts sooner, to others later, but finally … Continue reading

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The National Council of Elders

Last September, when I visited Washington D.C., I encountered a small gathering at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial organized by a group called the National Council of Elders. The National Council of Elders is a group that was founded … Continue reading

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Jasper Protests The War

Originally published as a September 7, 2009 webcomic for Everyday Citizen Over the years, I’m ashamed to say, I’ve been somewhat of an arm chair liberal. I’ve talked a lot with my friends about politics and social change, and I’ve … Continue reading

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Jasper’s Day

Originally published on the March 4, 2009 entry of the website Everyday Citizen One of the things I look forward to at the beginning of each month is to receive in the mail the latest issues of the Catholic Worker … Continue reading

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The United Methodist Women

Christmas time was created to celebrate the birth of a man named Jesus who had a profound effect on our religious and moral views. This Christmas, I thought I’d do a few blogs on some Christian groups who are fighting … Continue reading

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Coretta Scott King- Civil Rights Leader

Martin Luther King Jr. is justifiably viewed as a hero by many people around the world. He’s been one of my biggest heroes. One of the great heroes that is often overlooked is his wife, Coretta Scott King. Coretta Scott … Continue reading

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An Interview With Democrat Nancy Hirstein

The Democratic Club of Sunnyvale was formed over a year ago for Democrats in Sunnyvale, California and the neighboring region to promote Democratic values. I attended a few meetings last year and found the group to be dedicated to using … Continue reading

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