I did not join the march on Saturday. But I vowed to do the “hard work” … the follow-up. Marching was a great start, but the hard work is what now needs to be done. The global information age and economy cannot be denied. We can strive to be the best educated, produce the best goods, health care, and a multitude of services competitively on all levels with care, compassion, fairness, and understanding while respecting individual differences of all peoples of all nations. We can do a lot better on many levels without making enemies or pounding our chest while protecting and improving our education, dignity, diversity, human rights, and environment. At the end of the game, the pawn and the king are placed in the same box.
In 2018 more than 300 local, county, state, and federal seats are up for grabs. Sign a petition, write your representatives, email your cause and resolution; Facebook and message those who can help make a difference; yes, even “tweet,” and do it on a regular basis for what you believe and get others to join you. If 8,500 plus can march on one day, 8,500-plus can send notice on a regular basis. You can be heard. You can follow up. You can make a difference. Follow up! For the days ahead may be long but the years fly by.
-- Paul Schiro - Shell Beach