Posts from — May 2011

Dance Team

May 25, 2011   Comments Off on Dance Team

So, how good is Hines Ward and his twinkling toes and sparkling smile?

Along with amazement at his dancing talent, I enjoy even more the images of the audience and those waving Terrible Towels!  I love seeing former and current Steeler players cheering him on, their towels in hand.

What energizes me are the images of the essence of team.  To dance well and to win the competition (if there’s a parade…I’m there), the partners must trust and be in sync with one another.  Secondly, you show up and support your team-mate — on the field, off the field, even on the dance floor….you are there for one another.

I admit, I don’t know a rumba from a rutabaga, yet, I do know what makes for a successful team: mutual support, shared joy in another’s success, trust, being willing to sometimes lead and sometimes follow, and remaining part of what you have journeyed.

We in advocacy work would be wise to learn these lessons. As the budget battle heats up and we labor to lessen the cuts and educate the public, we would be wise to join forces and find common and uncommon allies.

May we move our advocacy campaigns with the rhythm of shared strength and mutual support.

sj;

Strong Advocate!

May 24, 2011   Comments Off on Strong Advocate!

One of the real “kicks” in  my work is watching the team come into their own and grow as observers, advocates, and change agents.  Yesterday, at the Phone Slam, CHC team member and advocate, Linda Warman, told me about her letter-to-the-editor that was published recently. GREAT WORK! Here is that letter: http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/11132/1145932-110.stm

Senator Costa Op-Ed

May 24, 2011   Comments Off on Senator Costa Op-Ed

Senator Jay Costa had a strong op-ed on using the Tobacco Settlement Money for its intended purpose: to fund health related matters.  The link is posted below. Upon reading, follow-up by calling Senator Costa and thanking him for his leadership.

http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/11143/1148472-109.stm

Tobacco Settlement Money

May 20, 2011   Comments Off on Tobacco Settlement Money

adultBasic lawsuit

May 20, 2011   Comments Off on adultBasic lawsuit

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