The economy is not the same for all Americans and more than 1 out of 2 families live paycheck to paycheck while experiencing terrible losses due to climate change. One reason for this is the federal minimum wage has remained at $7.25 since 2009. Humankind faces more challenges to our survival than at any time in our past. The purpose of this site is to portray the challenges as solvable.
Democracy is about the conditions that make it possible for ordinary people to better their lives by becoming political beings and by making power responsive to their hopes and needs. It depends on the existence of a demos – “ a politically engaged and empowered citizenry, one that voted, deliberated, and occupied all branches of public office.” Stanford Wolin
“Democracy is a device that ensures we shall be governed no better than we deserve.” — George Bernard Shaw
“We the people are more powerful than we dare to believe.” – Paul Cienfuegos of Democracy Unlimited of Humboldt County
The Covid-D pandemic could be contained but for the persistent opposition of some people who claim it’s their right to be anti-maskers and anti-vaxxers. Having contrary reactions is some people’s nature. but when their contrariness results in infecting others with a deadly disease, opposition is a luxury society cannot afford. The CDC says the unvaccinated are 11 times more likely to die from COVID-19, a grim reminder that contrariness comes at a price.