MAN for local grassroots action

An article in the local new in Madison about their active member of congress, Mark Pocan, mentioned us:

“In Madison, the same weekend Pocan had his big town hall meeting, community organizers from around the country converged for a summit on mutual aid networks organized by local activist Stephanie Rearick, with the aim of building a more just society, one neighborhood at a time.

“We think we are under the thumb of the government. But we have to realize that we are the government,” said Dana Gabina, a young activist who came to the summit straight from Standing Rock. She gestured to a whiteboard covered with descriptions of community work going on around the country — from New Jersey to St. Louis to Standing Rock — where people are creating sanctuaries, supporting restorative-justice programs and building time banks.

“Community nourishes you,” says Sarah Van Gelder, editor at large for Yes! Magazine, who attended the summit. Van Gelder has written a book called The Revolution Where You Live: Stories from a 12,000-Mile Journey Through a New America, and is an ardent proponent of the idea that local activism is the key to reclaiming national politics and bringing about a more progressive future.”

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