100 Reasons Progressives Give Thanks

As the Thanksgiving Weekend comes to an end, the LA Progressive looks back  over the year, focusing on the reasons we have to give thanks. There was quite a bit especially compared to where we were the year before  So we decided to only list a few and to give you an opportunity to list what you gave thanks for.  At the end of the week, we’ll compile your answers and come up with the top 100 which will be presented to you next Sunday.
Please let us know if you’d like your name mentioned in the article.
Here’s our list

CornEvery year, as Thanksgiving rolls around and  stores fill up with holiday treats and decorations, I find myself feeling somewhat conflicted.  We celebrate the first Thanksgiving because the native people living in what came to be known as America were compassionate enough to share their knowledge and their food with the first European settlers enabling them to survive.

To us, this is worth celebrating. What should not be celebrated is the European invasion that followed and the almost complete annihilation of a people.  To Native Americans, Thanksgiving must be a bittersweet holiday, much like Independence Day is to the descendants of the American slaves. But having said that, there is still much to be thankful for and we’ll focus on that for this article, keeping in mind that there is much that still remains to be done.

So, as this Thanksgiving weekend comes to an end, we at the LA Progressive look back over the year  and focus on the reasons we have to give thanks. There is quite a bit, especially compared to where we were last year.  So we decided to only list a few and to give you an opportunity to list what you gave thanks for this year.  At the end of the week, we’ll compile your answers and come up with the top 100 which will be presented to you next Sunday.

List as many reasons as you’d like and please let us know if you’d like your name mentioned in the article that we’ll publish next week.

Here’s our list –

  • we_two_bizcard1We’re thankful we didn’t end up with a McCain/Palin administration
  • We’re thankful that citizen journalists can impact change
  • We’re thankful that there is a healthcare debate
  • We’re thankful  the LA Progressive continues to serve the progressive community

Now place your list in the comment field below.

– Dick & Sharon

Published by the LA Progressive on November 29, 2009
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About Dick and Sharon

As a husband and wife team, Sharon Kyle and Dick Price publish several print and online newsletters on political and social justice issues. Sharon serves as Publisher for Dick & Sharon's LA Progressive and Dick serves as Editor.