About The Vocal Seniority

Acquiescence is Affirmation

Who We Are and What We Believe

We are not, and will not be, "The Silent Majority"
The Vocal Seniority (Raising Cane) was formed shortly after the presidential election by a seasoned group of concerned, senior citizens who are alarmed about the direction the country appears to be headed. These seniors felt compelled to organize in promoting fundamental principles of a democratic society that are in jeopardy.

We are an all volunteer, nonmember, nonfundraising, grassroots organization.

Participation in The Vocal Seniority group is not restricted to Bend residents or to seniors. All like-minded individuals are encouraged to join the email list as a “Vocal Senior” if you want to be updated on a variety of actions that we anticipate will be recommended over the next four years of the Trump Administration.  The group may entertain organizing and/or participating in nonviolent civil disobedience if/when the need should arise.

Our Vision for America

As elders with a strong sense of history, The Vocal Seniority actively promotes social and economic justice and environmental sustainability. The group is shocked and worried by recent political events that pose a threat to the gains we have made towards peace, social justice, environmental protection, and democratic principles. We believe that acquiescence is affirmation. Accordingly, the group will stand up and speak out for a vision of America that embraces core principles that we hold dear. We will lend our experience by working with other groups in promoting diversity and inclusion in our society, by preserving the health and sustainability of our environment, and by creating a vision of the world that embraces compassion, peace, and humanism.