"I only regret that I have but one life
to lose for my country"
Nathan Hale September 22, 1776
"I only regret that I have but one life to work for
my country's Resistance Movement"
Lorraine Parish January 21, 2017
The Grayroots Resistance Movement
This a Democratic and Independent movement. Its purpose is to encourage and inspire our older citizens to become active in the political process. We call ourselves
THE SILVER WARRIORS.
THE SILVER WARRIORS.
Having become politically active (again) at age 66, I truly wish I could clone myself into a million mes, a million SILVER WARRIORS, and help lead the charge of the GRAYROOTS MOVEMENT, the GRANNY-GRANDPA BOOTS ON THE GROUND up the hill to the political fight of my lifetime.
A lot of older folks like me, fought for their ideals in their youth. Now, politically frustrated, they don't quite know what to do, or how to get involved. That was me until I discovered the Resistance Movement in our country and how effective it has been in many of our recent elections.
This past December I found a way to help relieve my worries, and revive my political passion by going to Alabama, my home state, and campaigning for the Doug Jones senate race. (see my Flight To A Fight essay).
When campaigning for Mr. Jones, I learned this: There is nothing more energizing, exciting and fun, than working with older citizens who have discovered a political passion or have brought an old one back to life. It is immeasurably healthy for people of all ages to feel effective, to feel relevant, to be socially engaged, but it is essential for our older population's health and well-being.
Who better to fight for their family's freedoms and their country's democracy? Who better to pile in their cars and RVs, and go out and campaign for the candidate of their choice? The SILVER WARRIORS of THE GRAYROOTS MOVEMENT, that's who!
So, let's tap into this demographic. Let's inform, inspire, and encourage them to become politically engaged, to become politically active. I would like to help lead the charge, because for me, this rekindled passion has been life changing.