Each afternoon action I host brings in new people, happy to find a positive way to respond to the current political situation. Because we are based in Minneapolis, the events attract mostly heartbroken liberals writing polite postcards of both encouragement and disagreement. We, like many people in other areas of the US, live in a political bubble. Blue State, Red State, Blue City, Red City. Purple leaning either to red or blue...Even though my hardy group is a Blue group (Red is actually/factually a minority within the city limits), we DO KNOW that we all share the same needs and we need to re-learn how to talk to one another and hear each other's stories. We need to change our vocabulary, let go of our fears, and reach out. We are all Americans, all human, all the same tribe.
AND NOW, A SMALL NATIONAL REPORT...
The buttons have been traveling out of the studio in both large and small envelopes to California, Oregon, Kentucky, Illinois,South Carolina, New York and Florida. One of the distributors (Jill) in New York took some to her school in Harlem! Cool! And students at Rogue Community College, in Grants Pass, Oregon (where I have an art exhibition right now) were pleased to get 2 shipments. Cool! A refill shipment has gone to Claire in Dania Beach, Florida. Wish I could have gone with them to warm up my old bones!
DO YOU WANT TO PASS OUT BUTTONS? Just ask. I'll get them to you.
DO YOU WANT TO WRITE POSTCARDS? You can download postcards and addresses from this website.