Tuesday, October 23, 2018

"It's time we stop..."

PLEASE READ THESE LYRICS AND THINK!

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f5M_Ttstbgs

Lyrics

There's something happening here
What it is ain't exactly clear
There's a man with a gun over there
Telling me I got to beware
I think it's time we stop, children, what's that sound
Everybody look what's going down
There's battle lines being drawn
Nobody's right if everybody's wrong
Young people speaking their minds
Getting so much resistance from behind
It's time we stop, hey, what's that sound
Everybody look what's going down
What a field-day for the heat
A thousand people in the street
Singing songs and carrying signs
Mostly say, hooray for our side
It's s time we stop, hey, what's that sound
Everybody look what's going down
Paranoia strikes deep
Into your life it will creep
It starts when you're always afraid
You step out of line, the man come and take you away
We better stop, hey, what's that sound
Everybody look what's going down
Stop, hey, what's that sound
Everybody look what's going down
Stop, now, what's that sound
Everybody look what's going down
Stop, children, what's that sound
Everybody look what's going down
Songwriters: Stephen Stills
For What It Is Worth lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc

Monday, October 15, 2018

Marginalized

"Marginalization is the process of pushing a particular group or groups of people to the edge of society by not allowing them an active voice, identity, or place in it. ... Some individuals identify with multiple marginalized groups, and may experience further marginalization as a result of their intersecting identities."

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Are you marginalized? Do you feel that your vote won't  make a diference? Do you feel that politicians ignore your needs and that voting makes no difference?

Guess what, if you fail to vote you'll always be marginalized. At one time Latinos felt, and were, marginalized. Then they discovered that if they vote, and vote as a block, they not only affect policy, they actually affect who wins. Any marginalized group that began to vote as a block, even if not organized, can have a powerful voice in politics. This has been the case for many minority ethnic, social and racial groups since the 20th Century.

The solution is not to say home on election day. The solution is to vote.

Friday, September 28, 2018

Know your politicians

Ask yourself:

-Has my Congressperson/Senator represented my interesys?
-Is my life better because of how they voted?
-Do I have better health care, schools, roads?
-Do I feel safer?
-Is my environment cleaner, safer, and preserved for future generations?
-Do they take huge donations from special interests?
-Do they vote party line or do they take courageous stands that may not be in keeping with party dogma?
-Are they just say "yes?"

Be informed.

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