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Vote for Benny!


Context, The folks in this short video are part of a youtube tv series called “The North Pole” about climate change, gentrification, and my home town of Oakland. But the story applies to so many places across the world. The video was produced by an awesome org that does very real imagining and work around environmental justice. Not just save the ice or some shit like that, but actual people in the hood. 
If you haven’t already figured it out, voting is bigger than the next president. It involves local positions, propositions, and is one way you can get down with moving your town, city, state, country, world forward. 
I love this quote from Benny:
 “The only secure community is an organized one.”

Article – Permanently Organized

Yoooo, this right here! The writer Michelle is an old friend and her organization “Movement Generations” has been organizing around land, labor, justice, and ecology for a minute. What does that mean? Its a lot to explain-but they’re down. Please take 6 minutes and read this article about how we stay ready for the apocalypse.
I’ll give you an example of how she practices what “Movement Gen” preaches from a parent perspective. You ever wanted to go out for a date whether you’re boo’d up or single but you have a child or children you don’t want to leave at home? This sister and her family created an organized community strategy to this. 5-10 families all pitch in by watching each other children on a rotating basis. Each Friday the kids go to one families house who watches all the kids (think activities, food, movies) and the other families go out for 2 maybe 3 hours to dance, see a movie, see a concert, or relax. Sound cool? Imagine if we were all so connected we didn’t have to grocery shop or put elders in an old folks home, we’d all help each other by sharing the care.