Welcome to Our Indivisible Chapter
Many years ago, I came across a bumper sticker that read, “If you’re not outraged, you’re not paying attention.” While I don’t remember what was going on in the world at the time, I do recall thinking it was a pretty cool, inspiring sentiment. Fast forward to life today under the Trump administration, and it becomes remarkably a propos.
As human nature would have it, we tend to gravitate toward like-minded individuals. Many of the people surrounding me personally on this path are outraged as they bear witness to the myriad of ways our democracy, and even humanity, is suffering at the hands of this administration. This is, of course, highly understandable and justified. But outrage alone gets us nowhere. Outrage without action is simply an emotion, and feelings alone do not precipitate change.
I have the incredible honor of walking the path of resistance with the passionate and dedicated members of Indivisible 518: Justice for All. We came together after the devastating results of the 2016 election and commit ourselves, in whatever way each of us is able, to resisting the Trump agenda and holding our elected officials accountable in support of progressive legislation that will enhance the lives of ALL of our citizens and protect the environment in which we live.
Anne Frank wrote “How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.”
Will you join us on the path?
Karen MacWatters, Chapter Leader