Tagged with advocacy

The Nature of Change

I talk about progressive change a lot, yet that idea does not fully capture my ideas about how change occurs. I like the word progressive because it indicates forward movement. It is also nonpartisan, or at least it can be understood in that way. Yet, progress is linear, logical, and rational. There is a beginning … Continue reading

20 Questions: Advocacy

What social condition(s) are we trying to shift? What change will positively influence this social condition? What is the specific ask? Are there any acceptable alternatives to this ideal solution? What will be the result of making such a change for the community overall and in the lives of individual people? What are the financial, … Continue reading

Cookie Cutter Correspondence

“When a person takes time to write you a letter, you’ve got to pay attention to that person.” — My grandfather in The Morning Call, January 26th, 1985 I care deeply about many issues, and I have the email log to prove it. I think Harrisburg and Washington have had to upgrade their email servers … Continue reading

(Not) Dressed to Impressed

I served our local League of Women Voters as the Voters Guide editor for two years. It was a volunteer position for which I was ill suited, but I did my best. My volunteer service in this capacity had a tumultuous ending. With a bundle of at least 100 Voters Guides in my arms, I … Continue reading