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Marcia E.


Angier, NC, USA
female, age 53
committed relationship, 3 children
Joined Jan 4, 2008

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Every human being deserves a say in the decisions that affect their lives and not be subject to the will of another. Therefore, we will work to increase public participation at every level of government and to ensure that our public representatives are fully accountable to the people who elect them. We will also work to create new types of political organizations which expand the process of participatory democracy by directly including citizens in the decision-making process.

All persons should have the rights and opportunity to benefit equally from the resources afforded us by society and the environment. We must consciously confront in ourselves, our organizations, and society at large, barriers such as racism and class oppression, sexism and homophobia, ageism and disability, which act to deny fair treatment and equal justice under the law.

Human societies must operate with the understanding that we are part of nature, not separate from nature.  We must maintain an ecological balance and live within the ecological and resource limits of our communities and our planet. We support a sustainable society which utilizes resources in such a way that future generations will benefit and not suffer from the practices of our generation. To this end we must practice agriculture which replenishes the soil; move to an energy efficient economy; and live in ways that respect the integrity of natural systems.

It is essential that we develop effective alternatives to society’s current patterns of violence. We will work to demilitarize, and eliminate weapons of mass destruction, without being naive about the intentions of other governments.  We recognize the need for self-defense and the defense of others who are in helpless situations. We promote non-violent methods to oppose practices and policies with which we disagree, and will guide our actions toward lasting personal, community and global peace.

Centralization of wealth and power contributes to social and economic injustice, environmental destruction, and militarization. Therefore, we support a restructuring of social, political and economic institutions away from a system which is controlled by and mostly benefits the powerful few, to a democratic, less bureaucratic system. Decision-making should, as much as possible, remain at the individual and local level, while assuring that civil rights are protected for all citizens.

We recognize it is essential to create a vibrant and sustainable economic system, one that can create jobs and provide a decent standard of living for all people while maintaining a healthy ecological balance. A successful economic system will offer meaningful work with dignity, while paying a “living wage” which reflects the real value of a person’s work.

Local communities must look to economic development that assures protection of the environment and workers’ rights; broad citizen participation in planning; and enhancement of our “quality of life.” We support independently owned and operated companies which are socially responsible, as well as co-operatives and public enterprises that distribute resources and control to more people through democratic participation.

We have inherited a social system based on male domination of politics and economics. We call for the replacement of the cultural ethics of domination and control with more cooperative ways of interacting that respect differences of opinion and gender. Human values such as equity between the sexes, interpersonal responsibility, and honesty must be developed with moral conscience. We should remember that the process that determines our decisions and actions is just as important as achieving the outcome we want.

We believe it is important to value cultural, ethnic, racial, sexual, religious and spiritual diversity, and to promote the development of respectful relationships across these lines.

We believe that the many diverse elements of society should be reflected in our organizations and decision-making bodies, and we support the leadership of people who have been traditionally closed out of leadership roles. We acknowledge and encourage respect for other life forms than our own and the preservation of biodiversity.

We encourage individuals to act to improve their personal well-being and, at the same time, to enhance ecological balance and social harmony. We seek to join with people and organizations around the world to foster peace, economic justice, and the health of the planet.

Our actions and policies should be motivated by long-term goals. We seek to protect valuable natural resources, safely disposing of or “unmaking” all waste we create, while developing a sustainable economics that does not depend on continual expansion for survival. We must counterbalance the drive for short-term profits by assuring that economic development, new technologies, and fiscal policies are responsible to future generations who will inherit the results of our actions
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Joined Jan 4, 2008 Activist Aspirations Enthusiastic 
Here for Support a Cause 
Group Host of none yet
Groups (APPPN) A Petition Posting & Peoples Network, Activist Employment Opportunities: Job Postings, Calling All Disabled, Medicaid, SS, Medicare Recipients, Cannabis... Fact, Fiction and Beyond, Earth College, Finding a Community, GPUS, NPR - National Public Radio, The Bulletin Board Group, The New World Order, The Original Official Republican Party Site, Union of Concerned Scientists
Hometown New York, NY 
Birthday Aug 16, 1962  
About Me A hopeless believer in good things and the goodness in people
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Activist Aspirations Enthusiastic
Political Leaning Very Liberal
Eating Habits Aspiring healthy eater  
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My Philosophy
What Gives Me Hope Collected 500 signatures to get Cynthia McKinney listed as a write in candidate for North Carolina!!!
If I were Mayor, I'd make the world a better place by Take capitalism out of Education, Health Care, the Justice system and elections.
What/who changed my life and why Overthrow: America's Regime change from Hawaii to Iraq by Stephen Kinzer. I realized the only person who can save America is ME. and we all need to feel that way. We can't count on the newspapers, the businesses, or the present type of government. We have to fix it.
What Bugs Me Valuing money over Human Rights  
Passions justice for all  
Inspirations my family, good people  
What Scares Me War - Cruelty - Greed - Indifference, Centralised control  
Role Models  
Quotation "We need to find the leadership in this country," said Mayor Rocky Anderson of Salt Lake City. "If it's not going to come from the top down ... we need to push from the bottom up."
Interests environment  
Books History of the United States, Activism books  
Music cheesy music, good stuff  
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    Aug 17, 2014 5:28 PM

    Mandi T. (441)

    And Happy Birthday

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    Carole S. (338)
    Celebrate your
    "Special Day," Marcia!


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    Aug 18, 2009 9:34 PM

    Elsa E. (231)
    I hang out here a lot. There are a few Health Care stories posted in August.
    There may be some useful information you can use.

    Aug 18, 2009 3:06 PM

    Tierney G. (383)

    Thank you for adding me as a friend
    Aug 18, 2009 7:41 AM

    Carole S. (338)
    Welcome, Marcia . . .
    My new friend!

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    James T. (34)

    Happy Birthday!!

    Aug 11, 2009 11:27 AM

    Alice C. (1797)

    Have a wonderful Birthday ! : )

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    Peace P. (4)

    We need a clean energy economy now.

    Be sure to have a look at Obama's energy policy at the care2 group:

    Jun 17, 2008 9:45 AM

    Sheldon J. (4045)

    Please sign this very important Petition concerning Gross Human Rights Abuse in America!

    Here is the link to my Petition - (Visit my page & share with others)

    - Sheldon

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