Bil Browning

Reinforcing good behavior

Filed By Bil Browning | June 28, 2010 7:30 AM | comments

Filed in: Quote of the Day
Tags: LGBT history, Pride Flag, proper manners, saying thank you, Seattle, Space Needle, Stuart Wilber

"As we are planning direct actions, please remember one of the most powerful is to reinforce good behavior with a thank you. I'd like to suggest that every activist organization set up a 'good cop squad' of letter writers to thank those who advocate on our behalf. Sometimes in our anger ...and impatience we forget to take this gentle direct action, especially with our straight allies and advocates who often risk their political careers on our behalf. Here in Seattle the rainbow flag is flying over the space needle for the first time in history. Let's make sure it flies there next year. Here's one to start with: [email protected]"

-- Facebook friend Stuart Wilber in a post to my wall

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jamespaul jamespaul | June 29, 2010 1:02 PM

For Sure! I received a request yesterday to write a thank you to the Space Needle PR person. I did that, and now I've sent one to the Prez too. I think writing to the Prez might carry more weight, but it never hurts to cover all bases.