As we said in 2019, anyone who wants to lead from Pennsylvania Avenue needs to come to Cancer Alley & listen! Glad to hear President Biden mention #CancerAlley in his address today. #PoorPeoplesCampaign
The president’s actions today also align with 1 of our 14 Policy Priorities to Heal the Nation in the #First100Days: Enact a federal jobs program to build up investments, infrastructure, climate resilience, etc & socially beneficial jobs in poor & low-income communities: bit.ly/PPCFirst100Days
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I think we need both. Without conversations, policies tends to be reflective of limited perspectives that are often not remotely connected to the needs of the communities they are meant to serve. Talk without action is cheap. Action with dialogue costly.
A great liberal talking point is that we should all “have conversations” while nothing, on any fundamental level, changes.
We must have the faith that all of us matter enough to deny some of us the full benefits of democracy without accountability for the generations of harm performed against America’s highest vision of human value. Until all of us matter some of us can’t matter.
So, so true! At the same time, we must keep having the conversations to get enough people to see the truth and get them to change the systems. We have so much work to do!
Faith without works is, as Rev. Barber preaches, just conversation.
Implementation of laws and policies must be just and equal.
Yes! I've been asked to participate in so many conversations and I'm exhausted of conversations. We need policy change.
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We need to have conversations and then follow through with action!
Indeed. Frequently, "conversations" are used as a way of stalling or mis-directing away from meaningful action.
Exactly! The time is for action NOW! Talking is over.
But politics is additive. You have to move people to your side. I look to King's beloved community. It's far easier, and more lasting, when you bring people to your side in numbers and that does take dialog. It's not either or. In fact the pushing of an agenda without bringing enough others along creates a pendulum effect where when 'the other side" gets an advantage they undo all your policies. We are caught in decades of this back and forth. Until we can bring enough people with us, it will continue and progress will remain temporary.
Can conversations help develop the consensus needed to change the policies? Or develop more effective means?
I think it's both
It’s also about having conversations- just changing policy is a technical fix- we need an adaptive fix too!
Agreed Rev Dr William Barber
You can’t change hearts or minds Only God can do that We don’t have time to Inbicker We aren’t ready and they are.
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In slow dummy term he means that it's more trick bag language
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The #PoorPeoplesCampaign has worked w/ grassroots organizers in Louisiana to lift up the environmental justice issues in Cancer Alley. Good to hear @POTUS cite their struggle today while pledging to center equity in the fight vs the climate crisis.