For starters, on Saturday, we are organizing a group of people to stand out on the corner of Meats/Canal to hold a HUGE BANNER and pass out flyers.
Never considered yourself one of "those" people? Yep, us either. Like to blend in with the crowd, unnoticed? Us too.
But here's the thing... if we do that now, if we wait and let other people do the walking, the talking, the passing out of flyers... we are going to fail. In the short term, and in the long term. And all of us are going to suffer the consequences.
This is a chance for each and every one of us to stand up for something we believe in. No time to do that? Say hello to 400 apartments in your back yard.
They say that in any organization, 20% of the people do 80% of the work. Let's change that. Let's surprise everyone. We have to, if we want to make a difference in our community.
Orange is a great place to live. Let's show we care about this community, all of it. Villa Park too. Our kids go to school together, do they not?
If you have one hour, one measly hour this weekend, join the others of us who are willing to take the time to care. Hand out a few flyers at the corner of Meats and Canal. Let people know what's going on. It's pretty easy, really.
If you don't have time on Saturday, please, do what you can. Pass out five flyers, 10 flyers, heck -- 50 flyers in your neighborhood. It's not expensive and it doesn't take a lot of time.
Listen, there are a lot of you who are already handing out flyers. You. Are. Awesome. Thank you. We are not diminishing the work you have done. We just need more of you! Please, help us, in whatever way you can.
If this sounds like a plea, well, let's be honest -- it is. We've got two critical meetings coming up: July 15 and July 25. We can't predict what will happen after that, but we can predict this: If we remain silent and do nothing, we're soon going to see bulldozers leveling what now stands at Meats/Canal.
And silence, friends and neighbors, is acquiescence.
Email us now if you can help on Saturday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.