Yet, you are not free to desist from it."
-- Rabbi Tarfon, Talmud, Pirkei Avot 2:21
This becoming-an-activist stuff is tiring work. I will have to learn to pace myself. And the task is surely not mine to finish, I know that.
But for now, there is a great urgency for me around the threat to Medicaid in Wisconsin in the Walker budget proposal.
I've felt called to create a new resource, to pull things together in a single place, on a new page here at Elvis Sightings. You'll notice it in the top tabs on the blog: WI Budget 2011: Medicaid.
On this new page, you'll find the following types of links:
-- My Elvis Sightings posts on the issue
-- Printable flyers
-- Sites for Activism Alerts
-- Analysis of the Budget Repair Bill
-- Overview articles from the Capital Times
-- Letters to the editor (to help you write your own!)
-- TV news coverage
-- Additional news & opinion
For today, I'll leave you with my yesterday's Facebook activism post (slightly lengthened, since I've got the room):
DIY WI Medicaid activism -- print factsheet copies.
Make large sign: "Take Medicaid out of the Bill! (Didn't know it was in? Ask me more!)"
Make smaller signs with just the first phrase.
Stand in Rotunda [or whatever rally in Wisconsin] with the big sign [I actually used my big pink sign], and pass out flyers & signs to those who approach. Highly empowering!
Give it a try?