Fighting against real or perceived political enemies is exhausting. There is an unending stream of new crises, new outrages, and new lows for society’s major institutions. It is difficult for someone to know which “enemy” is the most dangerous at any given moment, and harder still to find the time and energy to take up the fight.

Fortunately, we don’t have to be trapped in a cycle of endless reaction. We can join positive local groups like Virginia Organizing, which works across a range of issues to empower regular people to be involved in advocacy and action. The Harrisonburg/Rockingham County chapter meets every fourth Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. at the Lucy Simms Center.

You are invited to check out this diverse and informed community so you can find energy and inspiration to be for positive change.

Jeremy Aldrich


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Some folks may have a tendency to diverge on opinion while others converge. The convergent group make up the armchair and actual politicos and activists. The divergent group make up the observatory reserve, standing by. It's great to be socially active, or just active, but keep up on current events too. Don't become a cynic.

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