I am gonna call our conversation yesterday with the folks from FOUR DIRECTIONS a success.
If you missed the post last night last night, check it out. Q & A with Four Directions
I found it engaging and inspiring, and John Cole suggested that we have another conversation, this time over Zoom.
The FOUR DIRECTION folks are totally on board with that idea, so I am in the process of setting up a zoom for next week with OJ Semans, Sr. and Lewis Cohen, our two guests from last night.
Interested in the zoom? If you are, please let us know in the comments, and also send me email to let me know. Please include your nym in the email so I can connect the dots.
This is a new BJ thermometer for 2021, so we can keep track of this year’s donations separate from 2020 donations.
Four Directions (ballot access for Native people)
Four Directions has a long-time donor who is matching all donations made through 5/31 – up to a total of $50,000.
We have a chance to double our impact, so if you’re inclined to donate, click on the BJ thermometer!
And let me know if you are interested in the zoom!
I would love to join *this* Zoom and no other!
Yes indeed! I really liked them, and they are doing important work.
Just a reminder – if you are interested in the zoom, please send email to me (WaterGirl) so I can reply with the zoom link once everything is set up. Please be sure to include your nym in the email so I can connect RSVPs with zoom participants. thanks
Love the look of that thermometer!
Sounds like a great idea.
I would be interested in this Zoom.
I read the Q&A very late last night and found it really informative. Impressive organization, impressive leaders. And I made a heftier than usual donation (I’m trying to keep them small so I can give a bit to more groups and people this year). All of which is to say that I’m interested in attending the Zoom call if I am able.
Definitely interested. Thank you for setting this up.
I’m interested. Thanks for setting this up.
Guh I got a processing error. Will try again from home later
But I did get a reciept on my phone, so? Hm. I’ll check my statement in a couple days to be sure.
@VeniceRiley: Let me know if it goes through, or if it doesn’t? thanks.
I am interested. Hitting email now.
@JoJo: Excellent! Can you send an email message to me as an RSVP? watergirl at balloon-juice.com
Can you guys send me an email rsvp? Then i can reply to your email once we have the zoom link.
Have some things going on a couple evenings next week, but really want to try to make this. Sent you an email.
Email was sent at 1:40 p.m., subject line “Four Directions Zoom.” I’ve just re-sent it (3:20 p.m. now), subject line “Four Directions Zoom RSVP.” If neither of those makes it, there may be an email issue. (I’ve got a gmail address–don’t know if that’s relevant.)
Joy in FL
I would like to attend this Zoom. I will email you right away.
Thanks : )
Wow we are almost to the 10,000 goal. Well done, jackals!
Right now I’m maxed out on donations but I am so pleased to have learned about F.D. here during the election and was/am proud to give to such a wonderful org. And though I won’t be participating in the zoom event I look forward to reading about it and learning what needs to be done going forward. ??
Donated, and enjoy the Zoom. I will not be joining.
Very interested in attending! I’ll be out of town over next weekend (Memorial Day weekend) but am available otherwise.
Thank you so much for setting up these meetings!
Won’t do the Zoom, but I donated last night, given that my house sits on Cayuga land.
Is there any way to stream the zoom here like you do for Joe’s speeches?
@debbie: I don’t think so. But we can record it so you could listen to it later. Assuming the Four Directions folks don’t have a problem with that.
Been watching that thermometer all day. We’re almost there, folks! Jackals are fucking awesome!
I donated late last night and got a nice thank-you email from Lewis Cohen today.
I am so happy to see the thermometer filling up. How awesome would it be if we took it over the top?
@Wolvesvalley: I also got a lovely thank you email with a lot of praise for the jackals of Balloon Juice.
@Mary G: Hopefully since we all talk to one another, he personalizes the email messages. :-)
I have supported Four Directions for a little while, and depending on time and day would love to listen in.
@jnfr: I am thinking maybe Wednesday from 8-9:30, but that’s not set in stone yet.
Wow, you guys. We raised this in just over 24 hours.