Move-On National Organizing | Hold Elected Officials Accountable | feat. Sen. Cory Booker and Alicia Garza

I spontaneously decided to sign up for a Move-On live #PowerInAction: Winning With Our People online national organizing livestream. Tuesday, at 8 p.m. ET (7 CT/6 MT/5 PT). I hadn’t realized what a treat was in store. I listened to most of the live Nov. 17th webcast of various speakers presented by articulate Move-On hosts. It was educational and enlightening. I’m super impressed with the messages of the hosts and all the guest speakers.

Lots of inspiration!

The emphasis is on all of us participating towards influencing those we elect; to improve the quality of everyone’s life. Motivating us all to get involved in manifesting the society that we want; influencing the changes we’d like to see through our collective actions and voices.  It is up to all of us to hold our elected officials accountable and democratically participate in seeking the changes that we know and can imagine, will improve the quality of everyone’s life.  Volunteer with Move-On.

One of the speakers, Senator Cory Booker, really impressed me with his insights and heartfelt sharing of his wisdom. His points were about maintaining faith that one’s actions will make changes, and that it is now (after the election results) imperative for us all be involved and engaged in maintaining our Democracy; continued action, tipping the scale of the Georgia election for the Senate so that Bitchy Mitchy McConnell doesn’t block all of the things that we voted for. He blocked everything that Obama attempted to install and was the Yes Man to Chump, to unravel so many protections and programs for people, the natural world and the protection of our commons. Booker mentioned how the book by James Baldwin “The Fire Next Time” https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Fire_Next_Time impressed him. 

Alicia Garza, the founder of Black Lives Matter, spoke about holding elected officials accountable and working together to build progress. To better our quality of life and that of future generations: on education, health care, lowering housing costs, attending to our Police forces (I’d say mandatory education, social studies, psychological programs and non violence training) so that they are groomed into a force that is not a militia of violence but more leaning towards protecting and helping society). She spoke of the book she has written, not as a How-To book, but one to guide us to asking better questions.

The Purpose of Power: How We Come Together When We Fall Apart by Alicia Garza

Let’s help Stacy Abrams, who has achieved getting an enormous response from Black woman in Georgia and all over the country, to swing the vote to the Democrats. 

So, I signed up to make phone calls to people of Georgia, I guess with a script of what to say, and also the possibility to chat and enjoy listening to that Southern Accent. 

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Arundhati Roy’s Powerful Speech about Power ‘Come September’ multiple 911’s

I am profoundly moved and awakened, each time that I’ve listened to Arundhati Roy’s ‘Come September’ speech which she boldy presented at the Lannan Foundation in Santa Fe, New Mexico 2002, in which she states

“Nuclear weapons are stockpiled, to make the world a safer place.”

Roy quotes Thomas Friedman talking about the US policy of using war to support their control of resources. Each of the recent US wars fought for oil.

I read Arundhati’s book “God of Small Things” and have listened to her recently, 2020, as a guest of Amy Goodman on Democracy Now. She is still active and bold in her declarations. She’s a heroine for sure. 

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=ET7I9jvP4Ic
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Good For All Challenge | Roots & Shoots – Jane Goodall

https://www.rootsandshoots.org/challenges/good-for-all-challenge/

I’m in. Hope you join in also!

Thank you Jane Goodall for a lifetime of risk and effort to help the living creatures of the world and to save their habitats. Thank you for continually reaching out to people of the world to educate and encourage other humans to recognize the beauty and intelligence of other creatures; to respect them and see that our habits and actions can indeed make their world a better place. 

Let it Snow

This guy is so smart and articulate.

Best words expressing our current political and moral front.

https://youtu.be/BKBfgEIt-8M

Across the country, mt. bike accompanying. Arrival, Santa Fe, New Mexico – Housing – Listened to a Dream

I arrived. Santa Fe, New Mexico, listening to a dream I had the day before I left Palo Alto, California. I’ve had some quick ins and then disruptive times, yet maintained equilibrium and now found the perfect situation. AFTER HUGE EFFORT, THE BEST FIT EMERGED.

Ironically, first I found a place nearby many of the schools of the SFPS where I commuted to as a substitute teacher before, yet during Covid-19, none are open. The ski area will most likely open.

However, rather than sinking, I went into casting the net widely, considering everything from living as an expat in Chiang Mai, Thailand to the Yucatán in Mexico, have done thorough and detailed applications with aupair agencies regarding tutoring, while keeping my ads up locally. Then the phone rang yesterday, Nov. 14th, and I walked into a situation in which I have a startling amount in common with this woman offering a place: values, travel, language, arts, music….and the universe seems to have answered each of our intentions, in a synchronistic match.

I’ve had to ‘dersertize’ my mountain bicycle wheels, to best avoid flats due to the notorious desert ‘goathead’ thorns.

https://photos.app.goo.gl/PBHJYFZWiY1Ab4yV7

My mt. bike has accompanied me, crossing the country in rental cars and boxed on a plane, to different workaway (work/exchange) gigs.

However, the word, deed and whims of workaway hosts, weren’t working.

https://photos.app.goo.gl/RDA51Wk2wy5dmWpH9

My first workaway host brought me to outside of Washington, DC, College Park Maryland. I loved that there were a lot of wildlife there, due to how the developer maintained trees and wildlife habitats. I’d bicycle an hour into DC each weekend day to explore the local culture and take pics.

https://photos.app.goo.gl/QrC89pVUZtgL7DtE8

Got some good shots with the iPad, of light in different areas.

https://photos.app.goo.gl/AEsNWLbDBQwEkzG37

From DC, I flew to San Francisco International, to do a gig in East Palo Alto, just minutes riding (across an 8 lane highway) to the lovely Palo Alto, California. There, in the heart of Silicon Valley, I was intrigued with the demographics of the tech industry. The workforce are primarily of Indian decent, second are Asian. These countries planned proactively in their higher education, 25+ years ago, for the booming computer technology scene. They’ve produced an extensive body of tech people, who flood these jobs from Silicon Valley to Singapore.

https://photos.app.goo.gl/BUZvrWxtZFL1WmJu8

https://m.youtube.com/watch?fbclid=IwAR2wBLyaN_ZubON-HZCxIGsoMXVX-KFPtA8LliQ5lrN8D5G6DulaQ8jVL6Y&feature=share&v=ZeCaYaG-ZRM

Driving from California to New Mexico, I encountered once again a culture shock through the FM radio stations I discovered along the way. There were consistently ‘Christian Rock’ stations that are distinctive in their weird similarity of sound. And too, too many Bible Belt preaching stations. Some so bizarre I wanted to stop and record them, but didn’t have time to. Even in the Blue States, there are red stains of eerie ‘born again’ sermons across the radio dials, with a mega-church hypnotism vibe.

Holy moly, did I ever have tears of relief when the Democrats won. I’m ready to contribute as much as I can towards shifting to the Green New Deal and doing things differently, with respect to mass extinctions of other creatures and the repeated climate catastrophes caused by human actions, mega-industries, monopolization and runaway neo-liberal capitalism.

Now, I’ll concentrate on completing my book (already) and juggling different work gigs to pay my rent. I’d be stoked to use my writing, portrait, art, music playing and composition to work in the film industry.

https://photos.app.goo.gl/kfBUCMSMjj8MMu8T9

I’d love to be employed doing my writing, art, photography, music and composition. I hear the film industry is booming here. My electronic music compositions could move in the sound track directions, telling stories.

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