When we were children we would pray for things like a pet lizard or Cap’n Crunch cereal instead of oatmeal (one of us at OVH didn’t think to pray bigger… like for a dog or a bike).
Now that we are adults we know that if we want something badly enough we need to take action. When things in the country are mostly stable and prosperous, it is easy to overlook the daily struggles of millions of Americans. When the proverbial poop hits the fan and we’re hit with a health crisis, economic uncertainty, social injustice and environmental crisis we have to look to the past and learn from the Americans who stood up, fought and made real change in our country. We think to some degree, we’re all a little guilty of not paying close enough attention to the fact that what makes our country strong is our ability to bring about change through the uprising of our citizens.
The fact of the matter is, how our country functions is 100% based on the success of it’s citizens and the policies enacted by our elected representatives. Fortunately, we live in a country where the citizens have the control to decide who those elected officials will be.
Praying for change simply isn’t enough. If you want something different, you have to make it happen.
The most effective way to see change happen is locally. Get involved in your local communities and elections. Join the regional chapters of your party and volunteer for events and campaigns that will help educate your community. You’d be surprised how much you can do in your own home town and from inside your own home.