This a great piece, indeed.
Non-profits in my town are crying for board members and other volunteers. The town and county councils are looking the public to sit on committees. Our sense of civic duty has eroded over the decades.
We have developed a culture of "someone else" is going to fix our problems. Policiticans have promised us that they can fix things, so we believe them.
Some of this is due to our changing work situations where it is hard for many people to meet in the evenings. But a bigger part is our consumption of entertainment.
Yesterday I watched a couple of hours of CNN. On one hand, CNN is doing a reasonable job of advocating for your (our) cause. But the irony is that CNN needs to keep us glued to the TV screen to get more advertising $$$$, which keeps us away from civic society.
On the other hand, CNN--as much as they were hopeful that the Republican Party was going through some reflection and restructuring--seemed to admit that this change is just not forthcoming. Your adversaries are very socially and politically mobilized. USA is going to go through some really tough times, I fear.
I don't have any short-term solutions. I will try to stand up for injustices in my part of the world.
My intermediate hope is that enough people realize that the racist, mysogyinist, elitist document called the Constitution no longer works. USA is no longer advancing into a better society.
It's time for a new way.