We Are Sarasota Stands Together

72 flips to Blue!

Margaret Good defeated James Buchanan handily in the special election for the Florida State House. SST wants to thank everyone who participated in her campaign.

You can send her some love at: info@margaretgood.com

About Our Indivisible Group

Sarasota Stands Together draws its members from Sarasota, Lido and Longboat Key

Email us at SarasotaStandsTogether@gmail.com

Our website is SarasotaStandsTogether.com

We are now Sarasota Stands Together INC.!! Although we are not permitted to collect donations at Selby Library during our meetings, anyone who wants to support the work we are doing can send a check to:

Sarasota Stands Together inc.
C/O Janis Wasserman
8194 Nature’s Way #16
Lakewood Ranch, FL 34202

Recommended Reading/Viewing
Join the conversation about Climate Change View:
This Spaceship Earth Drone Video of Sea Level Rise on Siesta Beach

1. From Ezra Klein at VOX. A fascinating discussion of how democracies die. The short answer is - slowly. Click here.

2. The history I didn’t know about the restoration of voting rights in Florida. Florida’s 1.5 Million Missing Voters By THE EDITORIAL BOARDJAN. 2, 2018

3. A journey through a land of extreme poverty: welcome to America
The Guardian

The UN’s Philip Alston is an expert on deprivation – and he wants to know why 41m Americans are living in poverty. The Guardian joined him on a special two-week mission into the dark heart of the world’s richest nation “You got a choice to make, man. You could go straight on to heaven. Or you could turn right, into that.” Continue reading.

4. At one of our meetings a discussion was begun of reasons why people hold certain opinions and beliefs and why these are so ingrained and difficult to change even in the face of factual evidence. How do we talk (and listen to) to friends and family who hold opinions so distant from our own? We'd like to continue this conversation in future meetings and want to share what we're reading to further inform our understanding in this area.

The book The Political Brain by Drew Westin delves into the science. The first link below is to an article by Westen published in Scientific American Magazine based on his book:

Photos

Sarasota Stands Together Meeting Feb. 6 2018. Photo from Sarasota Stands Together
Sarasota Stands Together Meeting Feb. 6 2018. Photo from Sarasota Stands Together
Sarasota Stands Together Meeting Feb. 6 2018. Photo from Sarasota Stands Together
Sarasota Stands Together Members at the March for Democracy in Sarasota, January 20th 2018. Photo from Sarasota Stands Together
Sarasota Stands Together Membersat the March for Democracy in Sarasota, January 20th 2018. Photo from Sarasota Stands Together
Sarasota Stands Together Members at the March for Democracy in Sarasota, January 20th 2018. Photo from Sarasota Stands Together


Sarasota Stands Together Members at May 19th action in St. Pete calling on Sen. Marco Rubio to hold a town hall. Photo from Sarasota Stands Together
Sarasota Stands Together Members at May 19th action in St. Pete calling on Sen. Marco Rubio to hold a town hall. Photo from Sarasota Stands Together
Indivisible groups in the 16th CD die-in at Congressman Vern Buchanan's Sarasota office May 11, 2017. Photo from Sarasota Stands Together
Indivisible groups in the 16th CD die-in at Congressman Vern Buchanan's Sarasota office May 11, 2017. Photo from Sarasota Stands Together