|Re: voting; other political involvement locally||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Lynn Nadeau (welcomeolympus.net)|
|Date: Thu, 2 Jan 2003 13:44:01 -0700 (MST)|
>Is engaged discussion among neighbors a factor that fortifies >your decision to make the effort to vote? >I'm curious because I believe people who feel like neighbors... are more concerned and > >involved in the process and health of >community in general. You may have a chicken-and-egg situation if you are hoping to show that people who talk to each other about issues, etc, in cohousing are more likely to vote and be involved in the larger communities (local, national, international) of which they are part. It seems as likely that it's the opposite. The people who feel empowered and motivated to make changes in the world are also more likely to want to actively participate in their neighborhood/relationship-network. Lynn Nadeau RoseWind Cohousing Port Townsend WA where we have a very high degree of involvement of RoseWind members in community organizing- from those in elected office, to those planning Town Meetings and peace demonstrations. Check out http://www.olympus.net/community/ptforpeace/portrait.html to see 800 locals who showed up on short notice for a Not in Our Name group photo in this small town. The PT peace movement is also sending someone to Iraq with a Voices in the Wilderness delegation. Stood with banners all night New Year's Eve at a busy intersection; regular films and speakers have also kept the issues talked about here. _______________________________________________ Cohousing-L mailing list Cohousing-L [at] cohousing.org Unsubscribe and other info: http://www.cohousing.org/cohousing-L
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