There is an information vacuum in Southbridge that has perpetuated the discontent, apathy, complacency, or just plain ignorance in the town’s citizenry. In order to fill this vacuum, a new activist group is forming from the ground up. The goals of the group are to be an organized entity to give a voice to the issues that aren’t discussed, or are portrayed from only one side’s point of view – usually, those in power. We will offer another perspective and present facts to a broader audience. We will hold our elected and appointed officials’ feet to the fire and not treat them with kid gloves as our local news outlets routinely do. We will demand that critical issues that impact the town and its neighbors negatively are addressed out in the open. After all, open and honest dialog is at the heart of a democracy.
“An informed citizenry is the only true repository of the public will.” Thomas Jefferson
“An informed citizenry is the best defense against tyranny.” George Washington
There is no allegiance or regard for any political party with this group. People from neighboring communities that are affected by our town’s issues are also welcomed. If you know of someone who would be a good fit for this group, please bring them along, or forward this [article] to them.
Our first meeting will be at the Quinebaug Valley Council for The Arts and Humanities’ Arts Center on 111 Main Street, Southbridge, at 7PM this Thursday (June 16th)!
Short agenda to follow.
(Note from Ken O’Brien – be sure to visit Raciel’s blog, “The Political Trash”.)