Scoundrel Time

Long Haul Check-In

Start with a poem…

“What We Did in the Resistance (Part 1)” by Alison Luterman at Rattle 55, featured in Poets Respond. We had never seen before how many of us there are.

Think about this…

“How to Resist From a Place of Love: Self-Care for the Long Haul” from Yes! Powerful Ideas, Practical Actions

 

We each talked not about what we wanted to resist but about what we wanted to create. We talked about the clean air and water that comes with renewable energy. We talked about the resilient communities that come with racial and economic justice. We talked about the capable children that come with good schools. This provided us with a sense of agency and defined the good things we wanted for the world.

Deploying love…

Join or start a Local Love Brigade in the spirit of one small Vermont town that’s still going strong with over 1,000 members and growing…Local Brigade Consoles Victims of Hate

“The rhetoric that dominated the past election was designed to try to isolate and divide people based on fear of the unknown,” Braden says. “Our goal is to bring people into the fold and make them feel supported, especially those who are vulnerable to being separated out.”

Keep dialing…

Staffers want your support, read  “This is what it’s like answering all those phone calls to Congress” at The Washington Post