|From:||lio spiegler <email@example.com>|
|Sent time:||Wednesday, October 19, 2011 1:32:21 PM|
|Subject:||Re: [GlobalRevolutionMedia] letter from a Senior in rural america|
there's a time bank we can partner with.
it's essentially the same concept...
On Wed, Oct 19, 2011 at 3:25 PM, J B <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> I know a guy in Boston who was working on a web platform to enable something
> just like this! Totally forgot about it. Let me reach out...
> On Oct 19, 2011 3:21 PM, "Michael Premo" <email@example.com> wrote:
>> soooo, i have no idea what to do with this letter, because it was so
>> earnest and sincere. and what she's talking about is a Skill Bank, which is
>> a great idea. so i'm sharing it with these two lists:
>> Dear Michael.
>> Hurray for you. I saw you last night on Hardball and am so proud of your
>> efforts. I only wish I could be there to do something. I live north of
>> Seattle, am a senior and cannot afford cross-country travel. I hope to do
>> my part in the Seattle OWS efforts. I am proud to say our sons are social
>> activists and very concerned about the state of our country as well.
>> We all believe in Occupy Wall Street. My concern is the same as Christ
>> Matthews question… "how to define the purpose… how to state the purpose
>> effectively for the greatest impact. I feel as time passes this will be
>> However, in this process I want to share an idea I have had for a long
>> time but have never known how to put it in place. Perhaps OWS is the place
>> to try. I'm 65 yrs old, vibrant and effective on a small scale so I pass
>> this idea on to any of you in hopes something BIG like this could happen. I
>> think it would be a great help and get some positive media attention.
>> So many folks are hurting. So many folks need help but don't know where
>> to go to seek it. It may be as simple as needing a ride to register to
>> vote, or needing someone to help get a copy of their birth certificate so
>> they can prove their identity so they are not disenfranchised in the 2012
>> election. Maybe there is a man or woman out there that needs help drafting
>> a resume, or someone who needs a cavity filled, a new pair of glasses…
>> someone to lend them a hand until they get back on their feet.
>> I thought of a slogan several years ago and thought how effective this
>> could be if a national non-profit could be formed with a master plan to
>> create a publication (sort of like Craig's List) where people could post
>> their needs and others could post their skills and willingness to help.
>> When efforts are made to connect people much can be accomplished. People
>> can take it into their own hands to help each other. Maybe someone can do
>> laundry for another who does not own their own washer, maybe that person can
>> trade for a skill they possess. Why not call it:
>> "Lend US A Hand"
>> Could this idea be started on the streets where the OWS people gather? A
>> seed idea, perhaps a sign up tables to start the process. Someone llike
>> Tyler Combelic who spoke alongside you on Hardball could design a website
>> since this is his skill.
>> What would the news media say about this proactive process? They would
>> cover it for sure, especially if it was successful… people helping people as
>> a way of showing concern for others while the OWS develops into a more
>> powerful movement and purpose.
>> The hurting people in this country aren't asking for a hand-out, they
>> simply need someone to "lend" USA a hand". It's a simple concept with power
>> and healing at it's core.
>> Kathleen Eichert
>> Resident of WA state.
>> Michael Premo
>> c. 917.547.1292
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