Activism

Why do democrats keep losing? One word: Framing.

Framing of questions, framing of conversations is how the right has taken the wheel and held it for many years in the US government. You want to make a different in our future? Read this, take it to heart and start the long work required to clarify the message that has been controlled and driven by a tiny faction of the electorate for many years.

George Lakoff’s; The Political Mind. The most important book on politics over the last 20 years. Progressive’s unite and read this treatise on how to take back our democracy.

Call to ACTION! Document KING TIDE Flooding!  

 The Climate Action Coalition wants to gather evidence of flooding in communities in Palm Beach, Broward, Miami-Dade and Monroe counties and all along Florida’s Atlantic coast! We want to know if your neighborhood or street floods during King Tide (between now and last week in October) or do you know of people who may be living in affected areas?  You or your family and friends can participate in our King Tide documentation by snapping 2 photos, one before (area dry) and one during King Tide.  
As a leader in one of the CAC member groups here in PBC or an affiliated group, you also have access to chapters of your organization in coastal communities from Jacksonville to Key West. We are especially interested in capturing king tide events in the Southeast Florida Region.  We want before and after flooding photos in as many impacted communities as possible. See attached for a list, by county, of the communities along Florida’s Atlantic seaboard. Which of these has a chapter of your group? Will you send them this CALL?
Please share this information with family, friends and others who may be dealing with flooding here locally in PBC.  We want to document as many impacted areas in PBC as possible.  So far we have photos from Jupiter, Riviera Beach, West Palm Beach, Palm Beach, Lake Worth Canal, Boynton Beach, Delray Beach and Highland Beach.  We are still seeking photos for Singer Island, South Palm Beach, Lantana, Lake Worth by the intracoastal, Briny Breezes and Boca Raton.

And PLEASE REACH OUT statewide, and especially to your organization’s chapters in Southeast Florida.  (You do not have to be a CAC member to participate.)

 rolandofloodwpb10-3-15As an example, here are two photos by Rolando Chang Barrero, West Palm Beach, Flagler Drive at 10th Street, West Palm Beach, facing East to the Intracoastal.

All participants are welcome.  Thanks to CAC member Artists for Climate Action (AfCA) for organizing this action.  With their assistance and yours, we will be able to chronicle who is being flooded in a PERMANENT ROLLING MURAL of before and after flooding photos on the AfCA website, accessible to all to help spread the word that climate change caused flooding is already affecting us along our coasts.  
To participate, here are the simple steps to follow:
1)  Find out when King Tide will be occurring where you live by going on this site: http://www.tidetable.net/florida-east-coast.  
2)  Contact Mary Jo Aagerstoun, mjaagerstoun@gmail.com, to let her know that you will participate: Please include your name and contact information in your email.
3)  Take two photographs of the site you have identified that has experienced flooding during King Tide events. One when it is dry, and one during King Tide when it floods. The images should be taken in the same place, facing the same direction. Daytime photos are preferred.
4)  Send the two images to Ken Horkavy, [email protected], in a single email.  Ken will create a “rolling mural” and post it on the AfCA website (http://artistsforclimateaction.org). Be sure to identify where the photos were taken (address or street, with closest cross street, city, county), date and time each photo was taken.
5) Any questions, contact Mary Jo.  We look forward to seeing your photos!