For those of you following here or on Facebook MADIDH would like your input. This blog and the Facebook page aren’t just for gripping. This is a tool we can use to Make a Difference in Dearborn Heights. We are asking for some ideas (issues) to get started with. We will be rolling out google hangouts in the next few weeks where one or two ideas will be picked. Here we will be writing about the issue posting it to our Facebook Page. Making a Google Hangout with a date and time. Those interested in coming to the Hangout for a brainstorm chat session to further discuss the ways in which we as a group are going to push the idea forward. These hangout sessions will be by invite only through email you can message us on Facebook or leave a comment here letting us know you want to join the hangout. No video chat in our hangouts for the simple reason not everyone has a camera on their computers. You can participate in a hangout with your smart phone all so.
If your idea isn’t picked right away don’t think it won’t be in the future any and all ideas are good as far as we are concerned. The more subjects, ideas, and issues the better. If you need an idea of what we are talking about and trying to do. Please, if you haven’t read the post Make a Difference Vote November 3rd please take a minute and read it. In that post, you will see some very simple ideas that all of us can do to make a difference in the upcoming election. Please make sure you read the commenting rules page we will delete and or edit comments that don’t comply with these rules.
We are now one month out from the November 3rd election in Dearborn Heights. How are you going to make a difference one month out? The goal is to make a difference. To do that, it’s important to get people involved in their local government. One of the most important things we do as citizens is Vote, but so many don’t. They are uninterested in what is happening or they think their vote doesn’t make a difference. This election for City Council can make a difference in how our City moves forward. I’m not interested in hearing who you are supporting. I want to know what you are going to do this last month before the election to make a difference.
- Are you going door to door in your neighborhood Walk just your block and ask a simple question are you voting? Let them know there’s an election November 3rd. You will be surprised how many people don’t know that. Ask if they need a ride to the poll. Day of election touch base with those same people and ask if they voted.
- Are you driving someone to the polls Do you know someone who needs a ride to the poll? Let them know you can take them.
- Are you letting your friends and Family know that there is an election Email your family and friends that live in Dearborn Heights ask them to vote. Email a reminder on election day “it’s election day.”
- Are you using your Facebook or Twitter account to ask people to vote- Use your social media to get the word out about the election ask everyone to share. Post a badge on your time lines I’m voting or something like it.
Any other ideas leave a comment here or over on Facebook
#makeadifference #madidh #vote
So in the last week I’ve gone through some stuff to say the least. I wrote a post saying goodbye and that I did to the Truth Page. The Truth Page and all contents have been set to private and there it will remain. After talking with several people who asked me not to take down the blog including my daughter who said “I was so wrong for doing so.” She was so angry with me I didn’t think it mattered to her that much, but it did. My husband who said there was so much that can be done and not to take it down there are others and they know who they are. I took everything that I’ve heard over the past week and made a decision.
There is one goal that all of us that call Dearborn Heights Home want to accomplish. Make Dearborn Heights A better City. How do we do that? There are many ways and it starts with us so I renamed the blog Make A Difference in Dearborn Heights. With the goal of coming up with some real ideas that will work. It starts with getting people Involved something many of us have been working on for years. So today I would like to ask that my dear readers get involved right here on this blog. Some of you will be getting an email in the next few days asking you to become authors here. I will go into more detail with you in the email I send out. The people getting these emails have been in the forefront of trying to make a difference in Dearborn Heights for years. It’s not about hold hands with the Council members or the Administration it’s about getting what we’ve been asking for all these years.
If we want our neighborhoods to look better then we need to post the pictures of the vacant/rented homes on our blocks for everyone to see. If we can’t get what we need from the Council then we need to find a “work around.” They don’t want to use Social Media fine then they can play catch up with the rest of us.
Your street need work and you’ve asked and asked and nothing is getting done? Then post it here or on the new Facebook Page with pictures.
Social media will play a big part in this I will soon be starting a google circle for this very reason. To get together with like minded people in real-time to come up with ways, we can make a difference. I’m asking for people to post pictures here the good things you find in the City and the not so good that you may run across. We can call ourselves a group, but it’s a group without meetings except those that are done online or the occasions that we want to get together for some tea or coffee and talk about things. There’s no board no president, vice president and so on. Just a bunch of people working to get some things done. There are other groups in the City they all play a role in their own capacity my hope is that all of us can make a difference.
To all that are reading this and have ideas, you can share here or over on Facebook, but before you do please read the comment guidelines because they have changed in a big way. Remember this is a work in progress and you are part of it.
Let me know what you think.
oh, before I forget everyone get used to using #(hashtags) they will play a part in what we are going to be doing.