Why Participate in the Life of our Community and State?

As Co-founder of our group, I believe in the rights of people to determine how their community, county,state, nation functions. The idea of preserving the freedoms and values basic to all humans is very important to me, so I step in to participate in my community whenever possible. It is important we preserve the rights to the public commons, clean air and water, freedom from tyranny, protection and caring for those less able, education for all,protect public access to information, and make it possible for all those who share such values to interact and collaborate to promote them, take actions when needed, and make an effort to be useful participating citizens in our own nation and in the world.  The DeForest Area Progressives meets to learn about issues, to discuss them, to determine if we are needed to take action, to promote those who share our values, to work for the common good. We welcome those of all points of view, we care to learn from one another. 

  • commented on PROGRESSIVE BLOGS FOR YOU 2016-01-14 20:46:12 -0600
    Lots of good blogs, your chance to be on the cutting edge of ideas and Wisconsin Idea values. Have a good read and please like and comment to what appeals to you!

  • commented on Honor to 350.org No Time to Waste 2014-08-12 17:14:44 -0500
    While we slept, we permitted Scott W. to be elected. In the rest of this decade, Will we continue to sleep while our planet continues to suffocate under carbon emissions, warming the arctic regions, melting the ice caps down to 25% their historical size, and raising global water levels.?We can work with 350.org to slow this process while helping our planet to repair itself. Each of us must do our part! It is a matter of work towards Carbon reduction or plan to have a shorter, more difficult life for the entire future of our planet and all on it. What is your choice? I choose to step up and do whatever I am able to as long as I can, how about you?

retired Spanish teacher, social worker, human rights activist volunteer for life, fine artist, website developer