Street feedings are not helpful to our community or the homeless, as there are plenty of indoor facilities in downtown and midtown to feed them-- every meal, every day of the week. Please visit www.PartnerForHopeATL.com to learn more about why street feedings are not a long term solution and better ways to serve those less fortunate.
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Correct. It wasn't accidentally squibbed. It was accidentally on-sided. Squib was the goal.
My thoughts last night. Plan B wonkiness aside, trying to look at broader implications.
-The ghosts of white flight are very much in our midst. There is no working together as a double-digit county region as long as the older generations are still around fighting old fights, squatting on the slums of the future (the burbs) and on both sides, fighting over deep seated racial prejudices.
-Referendums are not won with $8 million campaigns. They are won on the ground. The campaign failed miserably in engaging the grassroots and made itself an easy scapegoat for general monied corruption. Being on the side of the money was never a comfortable place for me nor any progressive, I assume. But it was the only place that had a pragmatic endgame in this local environment. Nationally, we must change that dynamic at its root.
Ending money in politics is the cause of our generation on a national, even global scale.
-If people want something, you must fight for it. The onus falls on every person that believed in this, but said nothing, and just voted. It's not enough to be passive. Apathy and passivity are the enemies of democracy. Supporters, remember that in future battles. Don't sit on the sidelines because there are powerful forces that want you there.
-Millennials in Atlanta- it pains me, but we are looking at a very uncertain future. The suburbs that comprise most our region will naturally decay around us over the coming decades. This is what happens to these places besides the occasions that investment drives renewal in isolated corridors. This doesn't seem likely for Atlanta. Given the near certain entropy around us, we must commit ourselves to changing the way we live. We must move towards community-based solutions, learning from places like Detroit (yes, Detroit). Our rock-bottom moment may not come as theirs, but we have time to prepare for new realities. We must find a way to make inner city transit a reality, but regardless, we must look at urban agriculture as a way of life. The City has taken minor steps in encouraging this, but it must ramp up in earnest. It sounds bizarre to some, but in 50 years, these are the skills that may well mean survival. Learn about permaculture, transition movements, and most importantly the cause of ending money in politics. Our survival, in the shadow of climate change, likely hinges on our ability to radically shift the balance of power back to democracy from the monied interests that now control our governments and our destiny at the macro and micro levels.
YES voters-- you know what's more effective than talking to tea partiers and naysayers on CL comment threads? (I know it's fun, but...)
Invite your ATL friends to vote too. https://www.facebook.com/events/3367578330…
Most importantly, invite your friends to vote. T-minus 5 days to push this thing over the goal line. https://www.facebook.com/events/3367578330…
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