As 2016 comes to a close, our biggest goal for 2017 is to seek ways that we can make small positive contributions to the future of our community.
Do you know the world's Global Goals? In 2015 world leaders agreed on 17 initiatives to achieve three important goals: End extreme poverty, Fight inequality & injustice and Fix climate change. Choose one initiative or goal at a time, so that you can be a part of the worldwide solution.
Numerous Climate Change groups have been formed specifically by parents, as Climate Parents states, “Having kids is a vote for hope". Many of these groups are experiencing big increases in involvement since Trump's win, given his stance that global warming and climate change do not exist.
Consider signing a petition against Attorney General Nominee Jeff Sessions or Rex Tillerson or simply email your Senators directly: http://www.senate.gov/
I was particularly inspired by the ladies of Loopy Mango, who introduced me to the Pussy Hat Project which involves knitting a pink hat for someone marching in the Women's March in DC...apologies to whomever receives our hat, which we've been working on for the past few weeks and will be nothing to write home about.
There will be a protest in NYC and other cities the day after inauguration. Whatever you decide to do, do something, or say something, that aligns with your values and views.
"Throughout history, it has been the inaction of those who could have acted; the indifference of those who should have known better; the silence of the voice of justice when it mattered most; that has made it possible for evil to triumph." Haile Selassie