Category Archives: Engagement

We Rise

This Land Rising Official Launch #risewithus

Today, we go live with our new website. Read below for our official press release announcing the launch: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 16, 2017 Seattle Activists Launch a New Grassroots Non-Profit, “This Land Rising” The new 501(c)4 organization, with fourteen local chapters, is empowering individuals to resist, organize, and rise – together. SEATTLE – This Land […]

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This Land Rising

The Resistance is Not Enough… But We Are

I sleep better knowing that I am part of the Resistance movement—a movement that will not tolerate the corruption and collusion of the Trump Administration; a movement that will expose the Republican establishment as bereft of patriotism or concern for the Republic; a movement to demand representation by our Representatives and remove them from office […]

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White House

The NorthWest Wing – Season 1: Get Educated

As you may know, “The West Wing,” was an NBC political drama TV series during the fictitious Democratic administration of Josiah Bartlet (played by Martin Sheen). It was set primarily in the West Wing of the White House, where the Oval Office and offices of presidential senior staff are located. President Josiah Bartlett (speaking to his Chief of Staff): “There was a while there I wanted […]

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Why Me? Why You?

Why did I leave the confines of my comfort zone to join This Land Rising? My participation in our democracy, for the past 30+ years, began and ended with voting in every election. Immediately after the recent presidential election I briefly thought about moving to a rust-belt state, so that my vote would “count” more. […]

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