Thursday, January 26, 2017
Communities Rising formed in December 2016 as a neighborhood activist organization.
Organizer Rick McClurg says, "We decided that we needed a neighborhood-based organization that would help people find one another under the umbrella of citizen action directed at creating a better community and a better world."
Their stated mission is; "Helping each of us to become the activist we want to be, shaping a world that works for everyone."
|120 people at first meeting|
They held their first meeting at the Woodland Park United Methodist Church at the end of December, and 120 people participated.
From that meeting, they helped people create 10 of their own neighborhood groups, of which Shoreline / LFP / Edmonds is one.
On January 8th, this local group met, with a nice turnout of 21 people, at One Cup Coffee, on Aurora in Shoreline.
We are having our second local meeting this Sunday, January 29th, from noon to 2:00pm, at the Shoreline / LFP Senior Center, 18560 1st Ave NE.
Our second large meeting will be at Woodland Park UMC on February 2nd, 7-9pm. Nick Licata, former Seattle City Councilman and author of Becoming a Citizen Activist: Stories, Strategies and Advice for Our Changing World, will be a featured speaker.