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How can you make Los AngelesSan FranciscoSeattleSewardAstoriaSalemHighlighted Action: use-economic-statistics-that-recognize-well-being-not-just-growthHighlighted Action: prices-should-be-reasonable-affordable-and-based-on-actual-costsHighlighted Action: dont-sell-meat-from-tortured-animalsHighlighted Action: ask-citizens-what-to-do-dont-tell-themHighlighted Action: encourage-depth-of-understanding-and-emotionHighlighted Action: Beautiful BooksHighlighted Request: Play Music by local musiciansHightlighted ActionactivatedPortlandAnchorage meaningful?
 
What's happening in Los Angeles?San Francisco?Seattle?Seward?Astoria?Salem?Highlighted Action: use-economic-statistics-that-recognize-well-being-not-just-growth?Highlighted Action: prices-should-be-reasonable-affordable-and-based-on-actual-costs?Highlighted Action: dont-sell-meat-from-tortured-animals?Highlighted Action: ask-citizens-what-to-do-dont-tell-them?Highlighted Action: encourage-depth-of-understanding-and-emotion?Highlighted Action: Beautiful Books?Highlighted Request: Play Music by local musicians?Hightlighted Action?activated?Portland?Anchorage?
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Jails And Prisons
 
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Understand something about actual Salem prisons

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This month I'd like to focus on Salem prisons. The prison mass incarceration is awfully big in Salem, with thousand of prisoners and thousands of support staff.

I'd like to suggest that you begin very simply by going to http://visionarysociety.org/type/prison/salem, selecting one local prison, and adding yourself as a 'stakeholder.'

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This Action created by Visionary on November 04, 2018
 
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Help me ask Salem police officers to be thoughtful
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What we'll do
Let's make Salem the first community to forge a partnership with police and citizens for real thoughtfulness. We don't have to go along with the growing coarsening and aggression in society. Show your support by visiting the pledge and voting on each Challenge!
 

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Addresses the root issue
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This Action created by Tim on November 03, 2018
 
 
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Support the businesses you care about
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Sell meat from animals that were raised under just conditions
 
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Sell meat from animals that were raised under just conditions
 
 
Factory farms raise animals in abusive conditions. Billions of chickens, pigs and cows are exploited in ways that we wouldn't condone if we were given a choice. We realize that these issues can't be resolved all at once. Instead, we are asking you to select one way to start selling meat from animals that were treated ethically.
 
 

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Prices should be fair, transparent, and in proportion to costs
 
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Prices should be fair, transparent, and in proportion to costs
 
 
Prices should not be excessive, deceptive, hidden or manipulative. They should be based on actual expenditures and costs and what the patient can pay. Do not take advantage of a captive audience. Charges should not be unexpected. The business model should not depend on charging customers for services they do not ultimately receive or requiring unnecessary updates.
 
 

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Pledge for Security Guards
 
 
Redefine the role of security guards as helping, resolving, teaching, and sharing, rather than...'
 
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Transform Security Guards into Security Guides
 
Redefine the role of security guards as helping, resolving, teaching, and sharing, rather than commanding and enforcing. Turn Security Guards into Security Guides and the People's Ombudsman. Security Guides play multiple roles in making a place meaningful. They help people in trouble who may be causing trouble, by engaging with them and helping them get the resources they need. They are a mediator between the customer, staff and management. They are aware, kind and helpful.
 
 
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Pledge for Spirituality
 
 
Accept only that which you understand directly. Bring spirituality into your everyday life,...'
 
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Spirituality Pledge
 
Accept only that which you understand directly. Bring spirituality into your everyday life, including work, leisure, family and friends. Learn about and respect all spiritual efforts. Passionate yearning for ultimate meaning. Find out what is sacred. Become capable of spirituality, freedom, love, good. Reform the acquisitive spirit. Do not worship power, success, money, security, or happiness.
 
 
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Explore a dilemma and find a resolution.
Government
 
 
What can you do to help the homeless?
 
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What can you do to help the homeless?
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Culture
 
 
How can we make sports meaningful?
 
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Mini-library, museum and café – and plenty of cats
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Mini-library, museum and café – and plenty of cats
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Create a synthesis of a tiny library, museum and cafe, and put it in a mall, big box store, or any commercial or residential street. Librarians select their favorite books. Museums loan special works of art. High quality coffee, tea and other drinks are available.
For simplicity much of the operations may be self-service. Only one person (volunteer or paid) is needed to run the place (we also need a new name for a place that is a synthesis of a business and service). And don't forget the cats!
 

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business
 
Cooperative café, bookstore and/or thrift store – with a Cause
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Cooperative café, bookstore and/or thrift store – with a Cause
A Visionary Society Project
Bookstores and thrift stores are natural places to create a cooperative, because they may be able to get most of their stock at no cost. Many people are happy to give away used books and clothes for a good cause. If a café is established at the same location, and profits and resources are used for a social purpose, this could be a wonderful local meeting place.
 

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