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Just One.

I thought I would share this powerful poem that encouraged me and lit my activist spark about 10 years ago, when I heard it read by Carol Moseley Braun at an event I attended. I hope it does the same for you.

One song can spark a moment
One flower can wake a dream
One tree can start a forest
One bird can herald spring
One smile begins a friendship
One handclasp lifts a soul
One star can guide a ship
One thought can frame a goal
One vote can change a nation
One sunbeam lights a room
One candle wipes out darkness
One laugh will conquer gloom
One step must start a journey
One word must start each prayer
One hope will raise our spirits
One touch can show you care
One voice can speak with wideom
One heart can know what's true
One life can make a difference
One person just like you.

-Author unknown


Carol Elizabeth Moseley Braun (born August 16, 1947) is an American politician and lawyer who represented Illinois in the United States Senate from 1993 to 1999. She was the first and to date only African-American woman elected to the United States Senate, the first woman to defeat an incumbent senator in an election, and the first and to date only female Senator from Illinois. From 1999 until 2001, she was the United States Ambassador to New Zealand. She was a candidate for the Democratic nomination during the 2004 U.S. presidential election. Following the public announcement by Richard M. Daley that he would not seek re-election, in November 2010, Braun began her campaign for Mayor of Chicago.

SKINNER: DU Group to discuss provisions of ACA??

I've looked and don't see a group dedicated to discussion of the provisions of Affordable Care Act. With the application period starting October 1 of this year, I was thinking such a group would be useful for many here.

Please give a K&R if you agree. Thanks!

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