To the disenfranchised, despondent, disappointed and disturbed; please do not give up. To the worriers, sleepless intellectuals and the dreamers; please do not give up. To the youth, and to our elders, please know, we will not give up.
The opportunities that come with this new decade are varied and great!
We have the opportunity to create even more change than we knew could occur. In our community alone, we have the right to public transportation; yellow buses zipping around our island daily, open seats by the dozen; and a school district full of bright leaders, looking for clever and innovative ideas.
A community of nature enthusiasts; determined to take one day out of the week and just walk, bike, ride a horse, or row, and just slow down.
Commerce; prepared to say NO to polyester blends, NO to Monsanto and NO to Dole plantation and their weak produce.
We are the upper northwest corner of the most progressive place on the planet; let’s show the world just how much we care; and implore the rest of the world, “PLEASE DON’T GIVE UP.”