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Lace Up Your Shoes and Start Organizing

Lace Up Your Shoes and Start Organizing

Oh my gosh. You guys. Last week was an awful week. And I know I’m not the only one who feels this way – disheartened, downtrodden, scared.


But that’s exactly by we need to remember Obama’s last words as President of the United States and heed them. In his farewell address, Obama said to each and everyone of us: “If something needs fixing, then lace up your shoes and do some organizing.”


And of course, he’s exactly right. Because it’s not all over. It comes down to us, and it’s not time to give up. But if we do give up, then it will be all over. We can’t afford to just walk away because we need each other. We need you. There’s genuinely never been a more urgent and important time for all of us to get involved.


What getting involved looks like? It looks like waking up from our slumbers. It’s remembering that in order to make a difference, we have to first stick our head out the door – or, out of our hidey-holes. It looks like making sure we’re not all cicadas. Cuz you know what? If we don’t do anything, that’s what we all become.


And if you’re not convinced yet, I’ve got the perfect fun little flick for you to watch:



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Brenda A
Brenda A11 days ago

Noted thanks

Jack Y
Jack Y18 days ago


Ellie M
Ellie Mabout a month ago


Kay M
Kay Mabout a month ago

Good afternoon and thank you for this article - which i read- and the video- which i watched- POSITIVELY-LACE UP YOUR SHOES- AND LEWT US ALL WORK HARD TO PROTECT OUR FREEDOMS AND OUR RIGHTS FROM THE HORRIFIC WHITE SUPREMACY ADMINISTRATION WE CURRENTLY HAVE IN 2018 --so horrible- but we can correct it with mid term elections and Mueller investigations--WE CAN DO IT- WE HAVE THE VOTES AND WE HAVE THE COMMITMENT OF PURPOSE TO GET IT DONE----sincerely KAY M,

Doree T
Doree Tylorabout a month ago

Good article - a bit on the warm, fuzzy side, but that's OK. Participating in the shape, form and direction of our own society shouldn't be a scary, dark place to go! Watch the video - it's good! And LET'S ALL USE OUR VOICES in positive ways; for our serious purpose of addressing our scary, overwhelming & URGENT issues. Lace up those boots, and let's walk the walk.

Lesa D
Lesa Dabout a month ago

thank you Miranda...

Sue H
Sue H1 months ago

Thanks for sharing.

KS Goh1 months ago

Thanks very much

Brenda A
Brenda A2 months ago


Jonathan H
Jonathan H2 months ago



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