As we on the North Oregon Coast celebrate the Civil Rights work of Martin Luther King this weekend and Monday January 20th, AND EVERY DAY FORWARD, let us remember our rights for Civility by making a Civility Pledge. And let us strive to keep the pledge throughout the coming years, though challenging it may be.
PLEASE SHARE; Feel free to print and display the Civility Pledge.
Rights (and Non-rights) of Civility
We believe we have the right to disagree with others.
We believe we do not have the right to use hateful, rude, angry and slanderous words and actions towards those with whom we disagree.
We believe we have the right to be angry or upset at situations we find distressing.
We believe we do not have the right to take our feelings out on others in destructive ways.
We believe we have the right to express our opinion.
We believe we do not have the right to use our opinions as weapons against those we perceive as our enemy because they don’t share our opinion.
We believe we have the right to be who we are.
We believe we do not have the right to judge others harshly in our thoughts, words or actions because they are different than us.
We pledge to:
- Speak and act with kindness and thoughtfulness.
- Seek understanding.
- Deal with our feelings in healthy ways.
- Speak our truth using “I statements” (I feel…; this is how I see it…; My experience tells me…; this is what is true for me…)
- Recognize there can be more than one truth in any situation.
- Listen to another with open ears and hearts.
- Seek solutions with consideration and collaboration.
- Walk away when the situation is too much to handle.
- Seek to understand someone who is different and try to see things from their point of view.
- Agree to disagree and leave it at that.
Mission of the Love Coalition:
To cultivate community where we can show up without labels, connecting to one another through the spirit of love, offering acceptance without judgment and acknowledging our differences in a healthy way where we can learn and grow from each other, all while having the freedom to be authentic without fear of bias.
Bumper stickers of the “REVOLUTION – The Love Coalition” graphic are available at Manzanita News & Espresso, 500 Laneda Avenue, Manzanita. For more information about The Love Coalition email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
People who have already pledged civility: 63
|Patrick Tempel||Bay City||OR|
|Karen Asher||Brook park||OH|
|Barbara McLaughlin||Nehalem Oregon||OR|
|Craig H Mackie||Nehalem||OR|
|judith lally/ Tevis dooley||Arch Cape||OR|
|Mary Faith Bell||Manzanita||OR|
|jeanie McLaughlin||Cannon Beach||Oregon|
|The Rev Steven Wolff||Nehalem||OR|
|Lianne Thompson||Cove Beach||OR|
|Carol Brown||Rockaway Beach||OR|
|MAGGIE PRATT||SALT LAKE CITY||UT|
|Vernie Love||Ocean Park||WA|
|Gordon McCraw||Bay City||Oregon|
|Tamara Z. Hulburt||Netarts||Ore|
|Al Newcomb||Rockaway Beach||OR|
|Sandy LeVan||Rockaway Beach||OR|
|LaNicia D Duke||Ogden||Utah|
|Robert and Maria||Alicante Province||Spain|
|Mary McGinnis||Rockaway Beach||Oregon|