“Patriotism is supporting your country all the time, and your government when it deserves it.” – Mark Twain
By Indivisible 49
Over the last six months, many of us have gone from sitting on the sidelines and letting our government “happen” to us to taking an active role in standing up for our freedoms. We went to meetings, rallies, marches, called our Rep and Senators, held meetings in our home, wrote postcards–many times, for the first time ever.
This week we can bask in remembering that our voices matter, that small actions matter, that being a good citizen matters. Along with the three brave Senators, we can enjoy knowing that we played a small part in staving off an irresponsible bill that would have hurt millions of people and our economy.
Obviously, others have been fighting the fight for years or decades. And of course, there is SO much to do. To make the ACA better. To stand up for our LGBTQ brothers and sisters. For our immigrant brothers and sisters. And fellow citizens of color. So much more to do. [Read more…]