My 1000 Small Steps

“Everything needs to change – and it has to start today.”

At age 15, Greta Thunberg created a movement when she began protesting to demand action on the crisis of climate change. She walked out of school and sat outside the Swedish parliament every day for three weeks. Her actions inspired more than 100,000 children world-wide to become involved in a movement called Fridays for…

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Taking Back Power

“A few determined citizens can change almost anything.” Ralph Nader shared this belief in an interview with David Barsamian in the May 2019 issue of The SUN. (Until the 2000 election, I was a great admirer of Ralph Nader. Reading this article helped redeem my perspective about the incredible work Nader has done in his…

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Unbreaking America

“If we all do a little, we can win together.” That is the vision of My 1000 Small Steps project launched on January 20, 2017 – the collective power of small steps to create profound change. It is also the closing line in “Unbreaking America,” a short video created by Represent.Us, a nonpartisan, not-for-profit organization founded…

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Isn’t This Already Happening?

A study released last year showed that twenty-two percent of American millennials had not heard of or weren’t sure they’d heard of the Holocaust. Two-thirds could not identify what Auschwitz is. In sharp contrast to this disappointing statistic, the unlikely friendship of a high school freshman in Oregon and one of Oregon’s last survivors of…

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What Can I Do?

“Every day, more than 90 Americans are killed by gun violence and hundreds more are injured.” – Moms Demand Action February 14, 2019 marked the first anniversary of the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida where 17 people died – 14 of them children. Since that date nearly 1200 more…

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What Can You Do for You?

This post begins the third year of My 1000 Small Steps project launched on January 20, 2017. The goal of this project is to share the perspective that small actions taken by many individuals can help shift our future to prevent the results of the 2016 election from repeating in 2020. In the introduction to…

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