Ask Rev: Sharpton’s inspiring words on becoming an activist

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In Wednesday’s installment of Ask Rev, Sharpton answered questions on how anyone can become an activist.

Vernon asks:

“Rev. Al, does John Boehner think that just because he mentions the word ‘jobs,’ we are fooled into thinking Republicans are doing anything about jobs? We gotcha, Boehner!”


Rev’s response:

“Glad you like my expression ‘We Gotcha’ – but you’re right. Where’s the plan? Where is the Boehner jobs plan? I think we can’t be fooled. We must see a plan, and we must see how they deliver it.”


Bill asks:

“I’m a 54-year-old white male. How can I get involved with community activism like you? Something other than giving cash – I’m disabled and only have a small monthly income.”


Rev’s response:

“Give by volunteering. Find something in your community that you can volunteer [for]. I have people that come to our offices around the country at National Action Network that [are] disabled, but can help in the offices. They can help council, they can help do work that is just about them being there and trying to put their best effort forward. It’s not just cash. It’s getting jobs done for people that don’t have others that are concerned about them. It’s about all of us understanding we need the rest of us.”


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Ask Rev: Sharpton's inspiring words on becoming an activist

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