Following up my earlier plugs, here's another reminder about the Independence Day Food Drive, or "Million Can March," organized by Revphat at Les Enragés. This post gives the details, and a follow-up is attempting a can count, but the basic idea is to donate some time, money or food to a local food bank. Blue Gal added a good post at C&L that provides some other resources, including a useful food bank locator.
I donated $50 to a local food bank organization earlier this week, and likely will donate more time or money later this year. California is going to get hard hit. DDay and Digby have some harrowing stories about targeting the elderly, blind and disabled – and Arnie's stogie in the Jacuzzi. Likely, it's only going to get worse, and as usual, it won't be the scoundrels who suffer.
On a related note, there's a Blue America campaign pressuring politicians to provide a public health care option. The more pressure, the better.
If nothing else, there's writing your politicians, signing petitions and keeping these issues alive on behalf of the tired, the poor, and the huddled masses yearning to breathe free in our own country. Providing health care for everyone – and at least a meal – is a revolution worth fighting for.
(Cross-posted at Blue Herald)