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I second Chandler's motion!

Charlie

On Thu, Jul 11, 2019 at 2:26 PM Chandler Davis <[log in to unmask]>
wrote:

> Let's have some unity on this list, damn it, and root in unison for
> Claudia's mobility and for organic urban farming.
> Chandler
>
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> On 2019-07-11 3:48 p.m., Claudia Pine wrote:
>
> Mitchel - two hip replacements in 12 weeks! Ugh.  Especially as I am still
> cooking for my 91-year-old mother.  Rather modestly,
> right now!
> But also "yay" - because I really am going to enjoy walking, hiking,
> organic farming, and canvassing again!  It was canvassing for
> Medicaid Expansion in my benighted red state all last year that really did
> me in.  But getting healthcare, finally, for every resident
> of my state is worth it!
>
> As Umair Haque writes, What kind of nation prides itself on having the
> largest military killing machine in history,
> yet not a national healthcare system?
>
> So while waiting to be fully mobile again, I'm organizing the
> infrastructure on a non-profit urban farm on nearly 2 acres
> of good soil in the heart of my small city's lowest-income, lowest-home
> value census tract, which also is majority Hispanic
> and has tons of single moms and low-income seniors.  My City and parks
> department, who leased us the land, have no idea that
> organic urban farming is not just (a) healthy nutrition for our food
> pantry, and some school and family gardening classes on the side.
> It's also (b) citizen science and environmental education, and (c)
> community building and organizing in an amazing number of ways.
> The local low-income family clinic I use, which was started by our migrant
> farm-workers' coalition, is going to help me do Medicaid signup out
> there this fall.  Urban farms are great places to do all kinds of
> activism.  A farm raises awareness "by nature"!
>
> Claudia
>
> On Thu, Jul 11, 2019 at 1:31 PM Mitchel Cohen <[log in to unmask]>
> wrote:
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>> Hi Claudia!
>> Get better quick!!!!
>> What happened? (did I miss your post on this?)
>>
>> Mitchel
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