May 24, 2019
by Carol Russell
One of the wonderful things about Cloverdale is its ever-increasing diversity, including personal perspectives and views on life. Both of us have lived here for almost 20 years. Both of us have been active in our community, meeting different people, listening to them, interacting with each other in many positive ways. Recently, we began thinking: “Wouldn’t it be great to start a community dialogue?”
Vicky Groom is one community leader whose special path we often cross.We asked Vicky to write her personal story of why and how she got involved doing “something” on a local and national level. Here, in her own words, is her inspiring story:
I got involved with the Indivisible movement because I woke up on November 9th, 2016 and knew I had to do something to change the direction of this country. And over the last two years, Cloverdale Indivisible has actively participated in the effort to do just that.
We have contacted and urged our elected officials (both at the state and federal levels) to resist unsafe and unfair policies while promoting legislation that serves to protect and advance civil rights, justice, and equality. Leading up to the 2018 election we worked with several campaigns in California and across the nation by writing thousands of postcards, making hundreds of phone calls, sending thousands of texts, registering voters, and canvassing door-to-door. We rejoiced and celebrated the victories that resulted in a Democratic majority in the House of Representatives.
Cloverdale Indivisible’s focus is to continue in our efforts to elect as many progressives as possible in 2020 who will craft and enact legislation that ensures our democracy and civilization will prevail. Please join us in our efforts by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org for additional information. https://cloverdaleindivisible.org/
If you’d like to share your experience and/or perspective, write it up (300 words or less) and email it to us: email@example.com Please include your name, email and/or phone. We will not share your contact information and, if you wish, we will also withhold your name.
When each of us casts peddles into our community pond, each one creates vibrant concentric circles that move outward touching others as they go.
On 6/07, it’s Johnny Sansone, “One of the best bluesman/roots musicians of the day with a ‘rip-through-the plaster’ voice and deep grooved harmonica riffs, drawing people in with the wit and wisdom of his lyrics.”
6/14, Hot Buttered Rum features “Roots in Appalachia and branches in California weaving bluegrass, folk, jazz, and soul together using a string bass, fiddle, guitar, banjo, mandolin, and drums.
6/21, Yarn offers “Americana found by digital natives and new music lovers; a top-five group recognized by the AMA and R&R radio charts.”
6/28, it’s T Sisters with “Eclectic indie-folk/Americana music that flows between styles and moods using soaring harmonies, catchy melodies and potent lyricism.” For full info.: www.cloverdaleartsalliance.org
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