It’s tempting to sit back and look to “leaders” to fix everything—our broken healthcare, food and farming, political systems, included. But that’s not gonna happen.
How do we address the crises we face? The health, climate, political crises? The spiritual and ethical crises that plague today’s society? The false divisions that serve no one except the political forces that create and feed those divisions?
We need to ditch those false divisions. We need to unite around a common cause: regeneration.
In his talk last week in Houston, Texas, OCA’s Ronnie Cummins challenged listeners to connect the dots between food, farming, health, politics, climate, social and economic justice, and work together to “make America organic again.”
How? We hear it often, but it bears repeating: Real change happens from the bottom up, not the top down. That's why we're urging you to get involved.
Since launching the #Resist and #Regenerate Movement a few weeks ago on Meetup.com, 226 chapters have been formed, with nearly 3700 members. (We still need some volunteers to lead some of these groups. Interested? Email firstname.lastname@example.org)
We think Meetup.com, an online tool, can play a key role in helping us all bridge the gap between online and on-the-ground activism. The concept is simple: Start a #Resist and #Regenerate group on Meetup, reach out and invite local activists and concerned citizens to a meeting, identify a local issue or local candidate, and start working together—in your own backyard.