Last Wednesday, we were at the jewel of midtown Anchorage, Cuddy Family Park. We can be seen in the photo nestled in the trees between the library, a pond, and the red play structure!
What a beautiful day! Many folks came up to converse over a cup of lemonade. One comment that kept coming up is the pervasive and worsening homelessness issue. Folks in Midtown want State and local policymakers to get to the ‘root of it’ so that it doesn't keep popping up here. Wise thoughts. In the coming months, I’ll share my ideas on addressing this seemingly intractable problem.
Do you have ideas about locations I might show up next? Call us with your workplace, favorite midtown park, senior center, VFW, or neighborhood block. We set up in driveways, parking lots- anywhere people gather. We serve lemonade and coffee, and I serve up listening and answering questions.
Politics doesn’t have to be combative or uncomfortable; it can be interactive, constructive, helpful, and reassuring. Where positive changes reflect people’s real needs, Democracy will thrive.