New Day Rising.
The import of the Dems flipping both chambers of Congress is slowing sinking in. Ever since shifting into mission-driven work, I’ve spent six years doing communications work that’s almost always involved trying to persuade the public to say No to the relentless, coordinated attack on environmental law by the Bush administration and its congressional allies. Trying to say No without actually saying No — trying to avoid being painted into a corner, into the frame (shrill, obstructionist, negative, anti-business) that’s nearly killed the environmental movement.Â And watching things I care about deeply (wilderness preservation,Â biodiversity, anti-pollution laws, science-based resource policies) take a constant pummeling.Â
No longer. Is it really possible that we’ll have the opportunity now to focus, without distraction, on pushing positive solutions to environmental problems? Even if there’s not much movement on the really important stuff over the next couple years, what a beautiful thing to be able to concentrate on telling positive stories!