Thursday, August 4, 2011

Friday Peace Vigil, Youngstown, OH, and surrounding area:

Friday, August 5, 2011
4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
The Courthouse, 125 Market St.

Ray Nakley (330-506-1999) and Ron Dull (330-518-9881) will hold their weekly Peace Vigil this Friday, August 5, from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., at the Courthouse, 125 Market St., Youngstown, OH. They invite anyone who is interested in showing their support for ending conflict in the world to join them. Hold out positive thoughts for that!

This week:

This week we begin the next-to-last month of Jim’s employment at the Gila River Indian Community. He’ll retire in October and we’ll enter the next phase of our lives. We have several things to do to prepare. Meanwhile, we breathed a temporary sigh of relief at the “compromise” that was reached in Washington that allowed Social Security and Medicare to continue--for now. But that doesn’t mean retirees and disabled people can relax and be assured they can depend on the current system. That’s why a big part of our work will continue to be my writing about the need to elect candidates to Congress that care about the needs of real people, not just corporations and millionaires.

As I wrote in my previous article, “Rewarding the wealthy at the expense of the poor and middle class: Bad economics, bad citizenship,” believing that our economy depends on making rich people richer while ignoring the needs of people in the lower classes is an upside-down approach to running a successful economy. That’s why the economy is in such bad shape now. And those who try to blame everything on the current administration are completely ignoring the fact that conservative Republicans have stood in the way of every positive step that Democrats and President Obama have tried to take in the past year and a half. Jim and I plan to do our best to encourage the election of people who care about the needs of everyone, not just the rich.

Meanwhile, let’s all send out our most positive thoughts and, for those who are believers, prayers to support and benefit all those suffering in so many parts of the world!

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