Parents have the power to #DoMoreThanScratchTheSurface but you have to use that power. Parents, I can hear you in my head: “I am too busy. To be real, I just don’t want to use the effort to get the changed accomplished…. Read More
Adrienne Holloway, who teaches 6,7 and 8th grade at Carstens Academy of Aquatic Science Elementary School in Detroit, Michigan, said mentors are needed but if people, especially men had an hour she said, come by and have a seat. Holloway said,… Read More
Webster’s Dictionary defines protest as something said or done that shows disagreement with or disapproval of something. As defined, the very nature of a protest is not polite because the protesters are demanding a company, organization or group to change their… Read More
I celebrate Labor Day by honoring Civil Rights Veteran A. Philip Randolph. He was convinced that unions would be the best way for African Americans to improve their standard of life. He believed Civil Rights should included Labor Rights for African… Read More
After you listen to San Francisco 49ers Quarterback Colin Kaepernick, and you still disagree with his silent protest – you are wack! You can read his words below: Colin Kaepernick: People don’t realize what’s really going on in this country. There… Read More
Platinum Recording Artist, Rapper E40, donated $25,000 to purchase backpacks and school supplies for the students at Ben Franklin Middle School in Vallejo, California. He attended the middle school back in the day when he was a youngster. According to the… Read More
Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards told Republican Presidential nominee Donald Trump in a statement: “We welcome him to Louisiana but not for a photo op. Instead, we hope he’ll consider volunteering or making a sizable donation to the LA Flood Relief… Read More
In an earlier blog entry, I answered a question for Larry, who wanted to volunteer on a local campaign but he likes to work independently. Today, I want to present a couple of assignments for the people person. Phone Banking &… Read More
Larry, who lives in Ohio asked, “I want to volunteer for a local candidate, but I don’t like to work with a bunch of people. Help?” Thank you for your question, Larry. It was my first official question! I got a… Read More
Presidential elections are hyped! A few weeks ago, we watched the Republican and Democratic conventions and they were hyped. Now, local news covers the presidential elections with the same intensity as national news channels. Soon their ads will sponsor your favorite… Read More
My name is Tara J. Young. the advocate is my blog where I write about campaigns, organizing, advocacy and politics.
I highlight the exciting and mundane parts campaigns, organizing, advocacy and the political world.
The aim of my blog is to inform and inspire folks to “do more than scratch the surface.”
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