“Real People: Real Stories”   2 comments

On February 22, I was honored to be asked to perform at a remarkable gathering of leaders representing the most vulnerable amongst us.  Sponsoring groups included The Church Council of Greater Seattle, The Faith Action Network, American Friends Service CGK-Budget10ommittee, Western Washington Fellowship of Reconciliation, GI Voice, Green Party of Washington State, Rainier Valley Neighbors for Peace and Justice, Veterans for Peace, Chapter 92, WA State Progressive Caucus, and West Seattle Neighbors for Peace and Justice.

The session came in response to a request by Sen. Patty Murray to provide stories of real people who not only need additional resources merely to survive, bGK-Budget9_crut who will be further and dramatically put at additional risk by the looming legislative fiasco known as the sequester!

Oddly enough, neither Sens. Murray and Cantwell as well as the majority of our congressional delegation saw fit to send as much as an intern to witness the proceedings.  Only Reps. McDermott and Smith dispatched staff members.  As such, we were underrepresented by our representatives.

Never fear, the entire event was videoed for submission to each of their offices.

The meeting ended with a beginning;  a call to immediate action:  contacting our reps directly, writing letters to newspapers, and getting others to do so!  And that was just the beginning of the beginning!

(Part of my contribution)   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lwnM5FJrvQA

“A person may cause evil to others not only by his actions but by his inaction, and in either case he is justly accountable to them for the injury.”  John Stuart Mill

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Posted March 1, 2013 by garykanter in Uncategorized

2 responses to ““Real People: Real Stories”

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  1. Congratulations Gary! Thank you for bringing your honest and challenging lyrics with your humor to “call us into action.” Hope to see you live soon! Keep singing…Cheers, D

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