Looking for Meaningful Work (Pt3)


IT’S NOT OVER!

Hey Kevin,

The election may be over but our work has only just begun. Now is the time to fight for the world we believe in.

We are not bystanders. We know that Global Citizens can change the world by taking action.

Join us in growing this movement. Ask your friends to become Global Citizens by sharing this.


The world needs to hear from us all right now. 

Thanks for doing all you do,
The Global Citizen Team

 

About eslkevin

I am a peace educator who has taken time to teach and work in countries such as the USA, Germany, Japan, Nicaragua, Mexico, the UAE, Kuwait, Oman over the past 4 decades.
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4 Responses to Looking for Meaningful Work (Pt3)

  1. eslkevin says:

    Dear Friends,
    Like many of you, today finds me speechless.
    There’s no sugar-coating it, last night was a devastating loss for progressives. The next President has promised to bring back torture, kill innocent families, shut America’s doors to those fleeing violence, and dismantle the historic Iran deal. And now he’ll have majorities in both the House and the Senate to help him do all that and more. There are dark days ahead.
    But as the old saying goes, don’t mourn, organize!
    We’ve now got a simple choice. We can throw up our hands and quit, or we can commit to work harder than ever to fight for progressive values. Well, I can tell you right now, we’re not going anywhere.
    Win Without War has always been here to fight for you in Washington, no matter who is in office. We began our fight, 14 years ago, under a reckless Republican President with large majorities in Congress. The fights ahead will be hard, damn hard, but we’re going to fight for you each and every time. And that’s why, we need your help right now.
    We’ve told you before that we’re trying to build something bigger and better to fight for progressive solutions on foreign policy and national security. And now we need to be even bigger and better than we ever imagined. Together, we can build the movement we need to fight, and ultimately to win. But that building has to start right now.
    Please help build the movement we need with a donation today.
    And take 2 minutes to ask 3 friends to join our movement for peace and progressive values today.
    It’s easy to feel defeated today, and there’s no mistaking how terrible these results are for progressives. But now, the only question left, is where do we go from here. We hope you’ll join us in building the movement we need for the battles ahead.
    Thank you for working for peace,
    Stephen, Amy, Mariam and the Win Without War team
    P.S. People across the country are gathering together for vigils tonight, to support each other and to reaffirm our commitment to working for justice across movements. To find the path forward, we need each other. We aren’t giving up. Please go here to find a vigil near you. Or, go here to host one.

  2. eslkevin says:

    Dear Kevin,
    Like so many of you, I’m heartbroken by what happened last night. I never imagined I’d be forced to write this email.
    My 2-year-old son — his name is Desmond — woke up around 2:00am, less than an hour before they called the election for Donald Trump. Des has been sick the last few days and not sleeping well. When he cried out, I put the TV on mute and went into his room, picked him up and sat down in the rocking chair.
    I don’t know how long we rocked back and forth, but I know I held him tight. As Des settled back to sleep, snoring softly on my shoulder, I found myself whispering: I’m sorry, I’m so sorry.
    Here’s what I’m not sorry for: We gave everything we had to stop Trump’s ascent to the U.S. presidency, to stop him from gaining control of thousands of nuclear weapons.
    Our work didn’t stop Trump, but it did light the spark of the greatest resistance to a nuclear armed future in decades. I can’t express how grateful I am to you, for being that spark.
    Here is the thing I want you to know right now, on this very dark day:
    None of us signed up to stop nuclear warfare to protect a hateful planet, but rather a loving one.

    We do this work because we believe, every one of us, that this world is worth fighting for. That we’re all worth fighting for — that we’re in this together.

    And we will give everything we have to protect our immigrant neighbors, our LGBTQ neighbors, our Muslim neighbors, our black and brown neighbors, and all the women in our lives. Everyone Trump targeted is in our hearts and will be at the core of our actions and solidarity. We’re all fighting to defend the same vision, and we won’t win if we don’t show up for each other.
    Surely, we must stop Trump from lighting the world on fire. But we must also stop Trump from assaulting our black and brown neighbors, from tearing families apart, from punishing women for choosing her body’s destiny. We must stop him for wreaking havoc on our climate and endangering future generations. And we’ve got to dig deeper than Trump — and root out the forces of oppression and hatred that made him possible.
    And we will. We will press on. We will keep Trump’s finger off the red button. And we will dig in deep to defend our neighbors and a planet that is most worthy of our hopes and dreams.
    We have more to come — thoughts and strategies for how to confront this new reality. But for now, we want you to know: You’re not alone.
    With conviction and resolve,
    Derek
    PS: Our friends at MoveOn are inviting people to join peaceful vigils across the U.S. tonight. You can also start one if there isn’t one near you. See you tonight, as powerful lights in the darkness.

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  3. eslkevin says:

    Dear supporter,
    If you woke to the feeling that something just isn’t right today, you are not alone. The US elected a man who built his campaign for the White House on anti-immigrant rhetoric, racism, sexism, and out-right bullying. What is clear now is that our work to organize workers and transform our society is more critical than ever. It’s going to be a long, hard-fought four years. But I believe the Food Chain Workers Alliance is perfectly positioned for this fight.

    Will you help us build the movement we need for the long haul? Become a monthly donor to the Alliance.

    Our struggle will not be easy, but we will use every resource at our disposal to defend workers’ rights and to transform the food system that is making us sick and destroying our environment. The good news is that average people ARE fed up with the system, and we should see our common ground in building together towards a future with an economy that works for us all and that doesn’t devastate our natural resources.

    Together we will fight every step of the way to defend the gains that the labor movement has won. Together we will move forward into the unknown and prevail!

    Please consider a monthly contribution today as a demonstration of our collective commitment to worker justice in this most challenging time.

    In Solidarity,

    Joann and Jose

    Copyright © 2016 Food Chain Workers Alliance, All rights reserved.

  4. eslkevin says:

    Dear Kevin,

    If the tumultuous 2016 election has taught us anything, it’s that AAUW values and voices are needed now more than ever. We need to fight for change at all levels of government, industry, and academia. We need equal educational opportunities, equal pay for equal work, and workplaces free of discrimination. We need your strongest support today to make sure women’s priorities are not forgotten. Are you with us?
    Breaking glass ceilings is our business

    AAUW is strategically positioned to be on the ground and in the halls of power, inspiring real action. We’ll work with the Trump administration and elected leaders of both parties at every level on issues impacting women and girls. It won’t be easy, and we need your help to do it. Will you please give a tax-deductible gift today to help AAUW keep these issues front and center with a new president and a new Congress?

    AAUW, as always, will come to the table as a research-based critic and a respected ally to the White House and the administration’s work on women’s issues. We have a 135-year history as a nonpartisan organization working to advance gender equity and speaking truth to power. We’ve played a critical role in setting the agenda for city councils, statehouses, Congress, the White House, and even the United Nations. But we can’t do it without your help.

    Your support for AAUW will help break through barriers for women in government, in the workplace, and on campus. I hope you will donate today to empower female leaders in all fields. Thanks, as always, for your support.

    Sincerely,

    Lisa

    Lisa M. Maatz
    AAUW Vice President of Government Relations and Advocacy

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