Now its time to be positive, to focus on what we can do in response to the challenge President Lyndon Johnson issued 50 years ago:
– End the current war on the poor
– End the war on women
– End the reign of right wing pundits
– Pass a full and fair Farm Bill
– Pass a comprehensive immigration reform bill
The people I have met in my work at CFJC are nothing less than phenomenal. Partners and members work on access to health care, immigration, conservation, minimum wage, hunger, beginning farmers, the list goes on and on. And the thing that connects them is a burning desire for fairness.
That is the message of hope as we face the New Year.
Let fairness be the measure of our work, of our country.
If you believe that fairness is embodied by the greed and wealth accumulation of the 1% of our country who continue to amass wealth at the expense of our people, then, god bless you.
But if you still believe in the dream of America; or the story of the first peoples; or the folk lore of your ancestors that speaks of family, community and tribe first—then please contribute to CFJC so that we can continue to speak out on your behalf.
And to connect your story to the stories of your neighbors. So that, together, we can take back our country from the small-minded masters whose defining characteristics are avarice and greed.
There is hope in 2014. We just have to shine a light on the wonderful things people are doing in our communities, and in communities across the country. And speak out.
Speak out against the madness of war.
Speak out against the insanity of the notion “that corporations are people, my friend.”
Speak out for public policy that serves our communities, our farmers and farm and food workers.
We vow to be with you. Now we ask you to help out with your donation.