One of our focus issues at
The Purple Living Room Project
"Guns in America".
several people posted in
our facebook group
about the recent announcement by
TOMS founder, Blake Mycoskie,
that the company would donate
5 million dollars
to causes that are working to end gun violence.
TOMS also started a postcard-writing campaign called,
"End Gun Violence Together".
They developed a web tool that allows anyone who feels
that there should be universal background checks
to quickly send a postcard to Congress.
(You can learn more about it at www.toms.com.)
Over 500,000 cards have been sent already!
According to Mycoskie,
TOMS' customer base is roughly
half Republican and half Democrat.
TOMS is a business committed
to making positive social change
so it is trying to
take action on issues
that unite us all as citizens...
Here is a message from the TOMS website...
It's encouraging to see corporate America thinking purple.
Let's keep moving forward together!
Happy Thanksgiving, Everyone!
As we spend time with
our friends and family
let's remember this wisdom
from President Kennedy.
We can say we are grateful for many things,
but we need to act in way that shows
the truth and depth of our gratitude.
Let's tell each other
how grateful we are for...
Let's show our gratitude through...
our daily interactions,
our acts of kindness,
our commitment to positive action
We are entering a season of gratitude...
We gave thanks this week
to our Veterans
for their service to our nation.
we will join together with
friends and family
to show our gratitude
at Thanksgiving meals
all across the country.
Purple Living Room Project,
we'd just like to say...
Thank you for opening your ears.
Thank you for opening your hearts.
Thank you for trying to find
the purple points
of common ground.
In this season of gratitude,
We have TWO challenges for YOU!
Thanksgiving Challenge #1
Think of someone who has helped you
look at an issue in a new way...
Find a way to THANK that person!
Each time we take the time to listen to one another,
Each time we open our ears to a different perspective,
We take a little step toward healing our nation.
Let's show our gratitude to one another
for taking those steps together!
Thanksgiving Challenge #2
Think of ALL the reasons
you are grateful to be an American...
Freedom of Expression?
What are we grateful for, America?
Let's find out!
We asked this same question LAST year at this time.
We'd like to make this our own
Purple Living Room Project
in the comment section,
with our facebook group,
We'll share your ideas in a
special Thanksgiving Week
post next Wednesday
Meet in the Middle.
The votes have all been cast...
have once again
"We the People"
of the campaign season
well and truly
Each election cycle
brings the promise
of a fresh start...
We have a new cohort of
ready to govern.
Let's hold them accountable.
Let's each do our own part
to bridge the partisan divide...
Let's tell our representatives
we expect them to join us.
Time for us to get
back to work
"Meet in the Middle" is a Purple Living Room campaign encouraging people from across the political spectrum to meet together each week in order to find common ground. Each middle of the week (WEDNESDAY!) we'll post an update on Purple Living Room Project activities. Share YOUR progress on our Facebook group page or in the comments here. Our goal?