A Call to Action

February 9, 2009 at 3:37 am 1 comment

1-05-09-0041The New York Times Book Review stated that Ralph Nader’s book, The Good Fight, is fundamentally a call to action.  Last week when I attended Ralph Nader’s talk  at Westfield State College I understood why.  His first point is that we do not expect/demand enough of our government; we should ask for more.  Why sit back and not ask?  One concept was to teach civic citizen  classes as he sees a decline in understanding or caring.  He went on to discuss ‘community economic self-reliance’ – “let’s put some meaning into community,” he stated. 

His community economic self-reliance words produced a large shoutout to credit unions and discussed their importance as cooperatives of the people.  And, then he gave the example of the Schumacher Society and BerkShares, another very interesting concept. 

I can’t write here the passion in his talk but from the few sentences above, I think you get his message.  He believes we have been brought to “ouch”, yes, I think we are all feeling that pain; and believes that more of us need “fire in our bellies” so we can deter “ouch” in the future!

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  • 1. Mark Herpel  |  February 10, 2009 at 9:28 pm

    Mr. Nader is a very smart guy. He has been preaching on these topics for decades now, it’s good to see so many people now listening. Some times it takes a good kick in the pants to get people moving.



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About Me

Suzanne M. Boniface; Latest nickname: Suzanna; Public Relations, Marketing, Communications Consultant and Speaker - forever; writer and now blogger
Experience in credit unions/banking, non-profits, corporate and technology industries.
Mother of 2 boys - the best forever. Grandaughter, Julianna and second grandchild on the way.
Board member Ad Club of Western MA; Boston Road Business Association; Pioneer Valley Plan for Progress Trustee; President Westfield State Alumni Association Executive Council

Statements of Importance About Me!

Never gives up! Never forgets!


May 2010 - Speaker Westfield State College Commencement April 2010 - Speaker Cost Effective Small Business Marketing
April 2010 - Speaker WNEC Communications Conference
February 2009 - Speaker Social Media - Human Service
September 2009 - Speaker Wilbraham Rotary Luncheon
May 2009 - Writing for Westfield State FOCUS
April 2009 - Speaker Westfield State College, Alumni Mentor Day
January 2009 - Speaker - WNEC and Valley Press Club Communications Conference
January 2009 - Speaker - West Springfield Rotary Luncheon
July 2008 - Article in Credit Union Management Magazine

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The Greatest of Quotes!

"be the change you wish to see in the world" - Gandhi ................................................. "Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results" - Einstein


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