What kind of society do we want and how do we make it happen? And how best to address our most pressing problems?
It helps to know our values and the kind of policies that can help bring about a more united, fair and prosperous America. We need to get educated, vote, donate, campaign, speak up and lobby our elected officials using powerful words that convey how we feel. We need to use emotional words and talk specific policies like our lives depend on it, because they do. But it’s complicated and can be overwhelming. To make it easier for you to learn and communicate your values and the policies you want, we created this Quick Study Guide for a United Fair Prosperous America.
We are not going to get everything we want – at least not right away. And please don’t take the guide as a Bible for progressive nirvana in America, nor as a litmus test for political candidates. It’s simply a menu of possibilities for bettering life for everyone. Go all in or select a la carte. The point is to get educated and get engaged in our political system. Because being political means caring. Caring about how our American democracy affects all of us. And knowing that we have the power and the tools to help shape our government, turning our frustration and helplessness onto action for a better country and world. It all starts with individual action. But the real power comes when we work together, reaching a critical mass of humanity rising.
So, let’s stay politically engaged and inspired through 2019 and into 2020! #UnitedFairProsperousAmerica
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WARNING! For best results, use with an open mind, engage in two-way dialogue and know compromise must be a reality, because we live in a country of Democrats, Republicans and Independents. And the divisions split deep across so many issues and ways of being.
READ THESE MIND-BLOWING BOOKS & ARTICLES:
- Economics in Wonderland by Robert Reich.
- Don’t Think of an Elephant! Know Your Values and Frame the Debate by George Lakoff.
- What Liberals Don’t Understand About Freedom by George Lakoff.
Democracy is about citizens caring about one another and working through their government to provide public resources that allow freedom for all.
— George Lakoff (author of Don’t Think of an Elephant! Know Your Values and Frame the Debate)