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I missed March for making a donation. Didn't come across something political that grabbed me. I wanted to donate to Wallace Medical Concern, a wonderfully compassionate low cost medical clinic in Portland, but their online donation form was through a third party that didn't feel right for typing in my credit card number, and I couldn't find a donation address to send a check. I may still call them and track down an address, because I think that highly of them, but I haven't had the time/energy to make that a priority. Healthcare is STILL a hot legislative issue.

In April, I sent $100 to a friend who lives on disability largely as a consequence of terrible abuse she suffered growing up, because she needed money for groceries. The personal is political.

Just now for May, I sent $100 to StreetRoots, our local street newspaper organization. They have a campaign where you get some cool buttons if you give $25 or more.

I've been talking a lot with people about marathon vs. sprint, trying to feel okay about what I'm doing and not doing about the US political disaster. I saw a series of tweets about doing a tiny bit and building up strength slowly, because otherwise you just burn out. That resonated for me. I have a strong sense of what's right for me, and then I question it and judge it and shame myself. Wish I could do less of that! I do a lot of building the world I want to live in, rather than fighting against what I don't want to see, and that has value as well.
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