It appears that we are, nationally, in a state of turmoil, unable to find shared direction in the face of the political, economic and, above all, the environmental challenges we face.

Our democracy is our essential decision-making tool, and we are losing it to the influence of corporate power and money at large, in our elections, in our Congress, in our government.

A citizens’ initiative to revoke the current legal fiction of corporations as people and money as speech (as in the Citizens United and McCutcheon Supreme Court decisions) is being circulated, demanding a constitutional amendment.

To sign and to volunteer, visit or call 236-8732.

Beedy Parker