Left In Alabama represents a dream I had on Nov. 4, 2004. That was the morning after the election and, of course, my side had lost by a whisker.
Four more years of this administration! What to do? Leave the country? Spend the next 4 years with the covers pulled over my head? No, I thought. There has to be a way to help change this thing we call America. There must be something I can do.
Start close to home I thought. There are lots of things in Alabama that need improvement. Why not try to change things here first and hope that will also help with the bigger problems in our nation. After all, if Alabama had more progressive voters, we would have more progressive leaders in time, including the representatives we send to Washington, DC. Like they say, take care of the pennies and the dollars will take care of themselves.
So over the years, I have nurtured a list of email addresses of friends and acquaintances and liberals met by chance here & there. I have pestered them to write letters and call congressmen and call voters and they have returned my favors.
But my email box is bursting at the seams and I suspect that my friends are in the same shape. There is technology that will allow me to plead and cajole and alert and rant, only at the people who are interested in hearing it. It is called a blog and this one is named Left In Alabama, which is self explanatory. Not only can I do these things, but I can invite my friends to join this blog, which is really a series of conversations, and do the same things.
In time we will be joined by new friends, who also want to make Alabama a better place to work and live. Our progressive community will grow because of our conversations.
Let the conversations begin!