Community activism is one thing, but community inspiration is everything. There are social programs that are launched for the right motives; and even the right approach; but they lack cohesive power. The glue to any community are people who are leaders who have the power and the where-with-all to get things done but also are collaborators who care about their art; their work and most of all care about people.
Fall colors after Fire and Rain
The Front Range is a beautiful place that has experienced a well deserved beautiful fall season. There was a time as a community organizer that many people at Cause Central were discouraged yet called into action when the wild-fires occurred in Black Forest. Others of these capable, caring people were in full force when the flooding threatened all of our towns. The discouraging part of the community at this point is a clear agenda that surrounds a certain plant. "It is a strange situation when it becomes easy for people who don't need medical marijuana to get it," says one legislator," and it is a tragic situation when a child who needs the drug instead of Chemo is shamed and admonished and can't get it."
Are there some connections we are not seeing?
The election and the mail-in ballot makes us all think, "what are they smoking?" The sponsorship of the bills and the ads that had Colorado vote to legalize retail sales of pot based on the taxation that would go to support education seems to have been a rouse. The bill that is on the ballot is asking for the "industry" to let them and the legislators have full control of where the tax goes. Cause Central is merely trying to help define the debate and where we are going with all of this legislation. We are analyzing the motive, the approach and who has the power and how they are using it. Stay tuned.