1. Would you join a social movement? Under what circumstances? If not, why?

No, I would not join a social movement. I feel that they are other ways to go about handling protest.

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2. Please give a response to my classmate discussion post below:

For the most part I cannot see me joining a social movement. Its hard to say though because circumstances could change. I am sure there are people out there who are troubled over who won the 2016 election, and that alone drove them into one of the social movements that has developed since his election. An example would be the social movement called the “Never Trumpers”. Like I said circumstances change. I think that if there was a cause that I felt I could not ignore, such as something that affected my children greatly I just might. In typing this I just realized that I did in a way join a social movement within the last year. I live in Arizona and earlier this year the teachers in our schools walked out. Our kids missed more than a week of school. I understood where the teachers were coming from in wanting more pay. The teachers in Arizona are some of the lowest paid teachers in the nation. I stood by them in their protests and even brought dozens of donuts during those protests. I also struck up good conversations with many teachers about better ways the whole thing could have been done. My kids did not benefit from missing that week of school and in the end the teachers did not get much extra. Was it worth it? That is a question I have yet to answer.For the most part I cannot see me joining a social movement. Its hard to say though because circumstances could change. I am sure there are people out there who are troubled over who won the 2016 election, and that alone drove them into one of the social movements that has developed since his election. An example would be the social movement called the “Never Trumpers”. Like I said circumstances change. I think that if there was a cause that I felt I could not ignore, such as something that affected my children greatly I just might. In typing this I just realized that I did in a way join a social movement within the last year. I live in Arizona and earlier this year the teachers in our schools walked out. Our kids missed more than a week of school. I understood where the teachers were coming from in wanting more pay. The teachers in Arizona are some of the lowest paid teachers in the nation. I stood by them in their protests and even brought dozens of donuts during those protests. I also struck up good conversations with many teachers about better ways the whole thing could have been done. My kids did not benefit from missing that week of school and in the end the teachers did not get much extra. Was it worth it? That is a question I have yet to answer.

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Click the following links to access the resources below: Bernard, P., Danley-Scott, J., Kordas, A., Lawrence, C., Neaves, T., Newmark, A., Simpson, B., Webb, J., Williams, S., & Wrzenski, R. (n.d.). Engagement in democracy. In American government. OpenStax. Retrieved from https://cnx.org/contents/W8wOWXNF@15.7:p6XzOSUt@5/…

In the e-book below, read pages 580-581, 589-590, and 599. DeLamater, J. D., Myers, D. J., & Collett, J. (2014). Social psychology. Boulder, CO: Westview Press. Retrieved from https://ebookcentral.proquest.com/lib/columbiasout… (Info has been uploaded for you in the drop files)

Textbook: Parsons, C. (2017). Introduction to political science: How to think for yourself about politics. Boston, MA: Pearson

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