How can seniors best speak truth to power?

Updated 6/22/2020 10:48 AM

"Speak Truth to Power: A Quaker Search for an Alternative to Violence" is a short book by the American Friends Service Committee.

"Speak Truth to Power" began in 1945 as a five-year series from the American Friends Service Committee of possible ways to ease tension and move toward international peace.


Today, in the midst of the deadly pandemic, an urgent need to address the climate crisis, the overwhelming awareness that we in the U.S. must address the Black Lives Matter movement and the increasingly deadly presidential politics of the current POTUS. what can I, as a senior citizen, do if I wish to speak truth to power?

I can write letters to the news media, thanking publishers for giving support to freedom of the press; use social media to express my opinion honestly and forthrightly; walk with peaceful protest groups if I am able; write to my legislators and ask them to support progressive legislation; write to my church publication and vote in November, for the most part, Blue.

Ralph McFadden


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