Activism is defined by Merriam-Webster as “a doctrine or practice that emphasizes direct vigorous action, especially in support of or opposition to one side of a controversial issue.”

Note that it doesn’t mention age, race, gender, locale or scope. Activism takes many forms and can involve many people. Or it can be a solo action. It can be the product of a large, well-oiled and organized effort. Or it can be spontaneous. It can be big or small.

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Margaret joined The Daily New in December 2019, bringing more than 20 years of editorial experience to the team. A Philadelphia native, she lives in Galveston County with her husband, Steve, and their dog Nanook.

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Bailey Jones


Action is the antidote to despair. - Joan Baez

Dwight Burns

So true. We all need to do more for those who can't do for themselves..

Michelle Aycoth

It is called Socialism.

Andy Aycoth

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