Say YES! to America’s Democracy: In the 21st Century

Say YES! to a Democracy that thirsts and hungers for local and national politicians and citizens with backbones dedicated to being agents of change that prioritize and enhance the quality of life for all Americans – without exceptions – and who will protect the earth with courage, reverence and respect. Say YES! with each vote in the 21st Century . . .

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YES! to moral leadership . . . 
YES! to elect Americans who have demonstrated honesty – trustworthiness – credibility, seek consensus-collaboration, willing to make selfless tough choices for the greater good . . . 
YES! to critical thinking and pedagogy . . . 
YES! to science and validated knowledge bases . . . 
YES! to pursuing the truth in all things and ways . . .
YES! to a free press . . . 
YES! to family members, community, workplaces, schools, religious sects being proactive against white supremacy, domestic terrorism, hate crimes, racism, sexism and xenophobia . . . 
YES! to a national socio-cultural curriculum promoting social justice, equity and inclusivity . . . 
YES! to researching and teaching the truth about America’s history without fear, revisions, excuses and denials . . . 
YES! to the rule of law without exceptions  
YES! to a Capitalism that views all citizens ethically and fairly as stakeholders for human progress, opportunities of worth and common interests . . .
YES! to appealing to the young to change America’s future for the better . . .
YES! to voting with a ‘conscious conscience’ . . . empathy . . . compassion for all who remain voiceless and invisible  
YES! to America’s Democracy that thirsts and hungers for mindfulness, wellness, soundness and sanity . . . 

“Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we’ve been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.”

Barack Obama