I truly believe that we can have an effect on our government and big business. I’ve watched major changes take place both in policy and in application on many issues because of the work of individual citizens taking action and making themselves heard. If you’re like me and coasted through government and history in school and didn’t plug in to the full picture, here are a few books to help you get a grasp of what’s up and what you can do! I strongly believe in voting with your dollar to support small businesses and products that you want to see more of in the chain stores you shop at. Also, if you can’t find the products you want in your local stores, Ask! Make your needs known!
The same idea goes for your community and our country. Too many of us who want to see progress and work towards change in our country aren’t stepping up and making it known. We are the middle-grounders, the ones wanting to compromise and see action being taken, but normally the ones stepping up and making their opinions known are the extremists. They are causing a polarization of our bi-partisan party system and making it harder and harder for our representatives to do their jobs. I know there are more middle grounders out there, discouraged by the inaction and by the shouting of all of the super activists, so let’s get together, share a meal, and rationally discuss what we can do. First and foremost, support the politicians who aren’t playing for a special interests group or major corporation, but who are fighting for our country and our people and willing to work together to move forward. They may be harder to find but they are out there and they need our support. Here are some resources to check out for more information!