|Re: Hey, North Carolina cohousers||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: LasiewiczN (LasiewiczNaol.com)|
|Date: Wed, 31 Jul 2013 11:18:38 -0700 (PDT)|
I do not live in a Cohousing community, yet, but have attended some of the early conferences and have followed this list for several years, hoping to join the crowd one day! e live in Southern Calif and the land costs seems to be a big barrier to forming new communities. As a result, I am a lurker on the list, rather than an active participant. However, I'm writing today on this thread about how the politics of a state can effect where we live. Disclosure, I'm active in my local democratic club, so that tells you my bias. It saddens me to read that people won't want to move somewhere because it's a red state. It saddens me because I think about the few remaining liberals and progressives in those states and how they are being abandoned! It must get lonely out there! Maybe an innovative approach would be a movement to intentionally flood those states with new residents, with more liberal minded (and voting) folks!? For a while I have been been imaging a new movement, urging young people to leave their blue states and move to Florida, Texas, NC, etc perhaps setting up group housing efforts to facilitate the moves, drawing in a whole wave of new voters for those regions. Just in time for the 2014 election. If such a movement took off, those young folks might also develop a taste for the activism needed to innovate into new co-housing projects! In my mind, I've been thinking of calling such a movement "From Red to Purple." :) All the best, Nalini Lasiewicz La Canada, CA 818 249-9691 PS My apologies, in advance, for getting too political in this post. In a message dated 7/31/2013 3:16:21 A.M. Pacific Daylight Time, cohousing-l-request [at] cohousing.org writes: Send Cohousing-L mailing list submissions to cohousing-l [at] cohousing.org To subscribe or unsubscribe via the World Wide Web, visit http://lists.cohousing.org/mailman/listinfo/cohousing-l or, via email, send a message with subject or body 'help' to cohousing-l-request [at] cohousing.org You can reach the person managing the list at cohousing-l-owner [at] cohousing.org When replying, please edit your Subject line so it is more specific than "Re: Contents of Cohousing-L digest..." Today's Topics: 1. Re: Hey, North Carolina cohousers (Martha Harris) 2. Eugene, Oregon - "Blue" Skies (Maureen McCauley) 3. An urban cohousing fairytale* (Jessie Kome) ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Message: 1 Date: Sat, 27 Jul 2013 13:03:41 -0400 From: "Martha Harris" <martha [at] earthaven.org> Subject: Re: [C-L]_ Hey, North Carolina cohousers To: <cohousing-l [at] cohousing.org> Message-ID: <00ee01ce8aeb$4094e310$c1bea930$@org> Content-Type: text/plain; charset="US-ASCII" Hi There, I'm a native of Chapel Hill and currently live at Village Terraces cohousing, Earthaven Ecovillage, near Black Mountain. North Carolina is very diverse. More liberal areas include the Triangle (Carrboro, Chapel Hill, Durham, Raleigh area) and, in general, the urban areas and university towns. Asheville Area has more liberal leanings also. The political history of NC is strange. It was basically a one-party state (Conservative to Moderate Democratic) until later in the 1980s. From then until now, the Dems and Reps shared (fought over) power. Increasingly, big money has played a role. Now, not just big corporate money, but some big socially right-wing money. With both legislative houses and the governor now Republican, there is not the balance there once was. Have moderate Republicans voted the party ticket not realizing how radical their candidates were? Are moderates of all parties dropping out of voting? The recent changes do seem to have galvanized a lot of activism and awareness. It's hard to say what will happen next. I hope these radicals will be voted out of office. Certainly, the governor's approval rate is tanking. http://progressnc.org/ is a good resource to follow what is going on. Come on down, we need more moderate and liberal voters! Martha -----Original Message----- Date: Fri, 26 Jul 2013 17:33:00 -0700 (PDT) From: Katie Henry <katie-henry [at] att.net> Subject: [C-L]_ Hey, North Carolina cohousers To: "cohousing-L [at] cohousing.org" <cohousing-L [at] cohousing.org> Message-ID: <1374885180.3412.YahooMailNeo [at] web185002.mail.gq1.yahoo.com> Content-Type: text/plain; charset=us-ascii What's going on in your state? One of my retirement options was to move from the frozen north to a cohousing community in North Carolina, but it's become one of the reddest of red states and I'm not sure it's a place I want to live any more. Is this a temporary trend that will be corrected in the next election? Or does it really reflect the views of the people? Katie Henry
Hey, North Carolina cohousers Katie Henry, July 26 2013
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