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I remember elders sharing their exact location when they were told that Martin Luther King, Jr. was shot. I remember sitting in a class, a few miles from the Pentagon, awaiting emergency instructions following September 11, 2001. These events seem like they occurred so long ago.

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A Twenty First Century Story

 

“Don’t ask yourself what the world needs.  Ask yourself what makes you come alive, and go do that.  Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.”  - Howard Thurman

 

 

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850 Debbie King (back) and Dayna Lazarus (front)Helloooo fellow climate justice activists! My name is Dayna Lazarus, and I'm thrilled to be leading Organize Now!'s campaign to address climate change here in Tampa Bay, Florida.

One of my first goals is to help get as many local folks as possible registered and out to Power Shift 2016!

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The Serpent Bites Her Tail

 

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When I was a young child, an adult asked me if I would travel when I had grown up.  I was afraid to say yes.  My mind, desperately practicing the angles of logic in a spherical space, felt over stimulated; making decisions about things now, that were lifetimes away.  And so I said “no”, for I’d heard that traveling was expensive, and I did not expect to have much money. 

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849 Government Deregulation of Mountaintop RemovalThere are many reasons why folks from all over the world fight for climate justice, from warming oceans and polluted skies to rain forest destruction and species endangerment. Some people fight for causes that are near and dear to them while others fear for global destruction and the end of our modern way of life.

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Two years ago I found myself sitting on the bank of the Westfield Creek in Western Massachusetts, staring at the orange super moon while my body shook in sobs. It was the first time I’d let myself truly feel the consequences and despair of a fracked gas pipeline being built in the region where I now live.

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Whoever we are supporting for president this year, we can all agree on one thing: our broken political system works just fine for wealthy special interests, but not for the rest of us. We all know it’s true, but we often times we feel like there’s nothing we can do about it. But if we stand together, we can build a democracy that is truly of, by, and for the people.

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