Taking an issue and making it an initiative #SocialPower

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We all have things in life that we wish we could change.

Usually we complain about them to our friends and relatives.

Sometimes we even mention our issues to upper management.

Most of the time, we never see anything come of our complaints.  We never get resolution to our problems.  Sometimes all we want is an "amen" from the choir or an encouraging nod that others can understand our situation and want to do something to change the current state of a problem.

That is where Social Power comes in.

We all know how powerful social media is in our lives.

When my husband and I were preparing to buy a new washer and dryer, I took to Facebook to ask for my friends opinions on the best brand.  Should we go front loader or stick with top loading.  The consensus of several peoples experiences ultimately led us to our decision.

But it doesn't just stop there.  We had great success with our washer and dryer, so I asked about a coffee maker, where we should stay on vacation, what books I should read.  The list goes on.

The ability to have several people weigh in on a decision that you have to make is always more reassuring to me, than blindly making the decision on my own.

I have recently taken on more of an advocacy role.  Not on purpose, but because like I tell my kids "see a need, fill a need."  I see an issue, and I want to see if we can resolve it.  I know I'm not the only one who feels a particular way about an issue, but sometimes I feel like I am the only one making any noise or supporting my issue.

Social Power is a loud voice for you.

I watched that short video and was inspired to take my issue and with enough support, hopefully, turn it into an initiative.

You see, I have been noticing that our school district has been having more and more half days of school.

Half days of school in our state count towards a full day of instruction but we all know that in a shortened day, our children aren't getting the same instructional time as they would be getting in a full day.

My oldest son will be heading to college in just three short years.  I fear that he won't be as prepared as some of his peers once he gets to University.

Because I feel so strongly about our children getting the instructional time that they deserve, I started an issue on Social Power.

I know I'm not the only one who has noticed an increase in half days.

I know they many other parents feel like their kids aren't getting the instructional time that they deserve.

Help me make a difference!

If you agree with me, visit my issue here and support it.
Share it with your friends on your social networks.

I'm sure there is something that you are passionate about as well.
 Make your voice heard!

Give Social Power a chance.
It may be that you want to let Starbucks know that you would love for them to deliver or you want your Big Mac served in a box like they used to.  Or it could be a larger issue that you would like to see resolved.
Many voices together can make a big difference!
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The Westbys said...

My first instinct is to take offense to this post. Do you know why they added half days to most school districts in the state of Washington? Because they cut teacher salaries by three days. Be careful how you approach this topic as offending teachers doesn't seem like something you would want to do.

Unknown said...

I don't want to offend teachers at all. In fact, I love all of my children's teachers and think that our district is so lucky to have so many fantastic people teaching our kids. I just wish that they had the ability to teach without the constant interruptions of half days of school. If it's an issue of cutting teachers salaries, then lets take off three days at the end of the school year. Not break it down into 6 half days of school so that the teachers get 3 full days. Seems like a solution we all could live with.

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