Author: Arlene Mercurio
In a recent radio interview, Robert Kennedy, Jr. said that people should stop congratulating themselves on recycling, thinking that they are doing their part to preserve the natural world. “Join environmental organizations, get informed, get involved and make your collective voices heard,” he exhorted.
Yet even those of us who already take this wisdom to heart can become overwhelmed with the relentless pleas to write, call, click, attend, rally, etc. Hoping to facilitate the activism that really is necessary, we are attempting to re-institute an effort managed by Sam Hayes years ago. During the social time, following the monthly Allegheny Group meetings, paper, pens, envelopes, addresses, postage and talking points will be provided for letter writing on a pertinent issue. Therefore, making the effort to attend a meeting will offer an easy opportunity to make a difference in addition to edification and networking with those similarly concerned.
Help is being solicited to select and research issues, and to organize the effort at a meeting now and then. Many hands make light work, and multiple inputs foster a wider variety of topics. In addition to occasional meeting attendance, only email and phone communications should be necessary. Contact Arlene Mercurio to get involved: 724-335-2980 or firstname.lastname@example.org.