August Magnuson Park Cleanup

New Group Does Good For A Change

Volunteers Clean Magnuson Park With Message: Diversity Makes America Great


Seattle, WA - Local residents who have felt frustrated by what they view as hateful rhetoric and policies from national leadership have decided to do something unique about it. Joining together to make a difference locally and nationally, 31 people walked through Magnuson Park with trash bags in their hands and a message on their backs: Diversity Makes America Great.



The effort was organized by Jeff Shulman, a marketing professor at the University of Washington who wants to remind people of American ideals. “E pluribus unum, on all our coins, means ‘Out of Many, One.’ We embrace being a diverse people who come together in one nation. This is not a Democrat motto or a Republican motto. It is the motto of the United States of America. We cannot let this be forgotten.”


Seattle City Council position 9 candidate Pat Murakami was among the distinguished participants of Good for a Change Magnuson Park Cleanup, which also included staff from Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal’s office and City Councilmember Rob Johnson’s office.


Together, the group removed 19 bags of litter scattered throughout the park. This was the second Good for a Change event. Last month, 37 participants removed 21 bags of trash from Seattle’s Ravenna Park.


Others interested in building a better future by doing good today can learn about future events at As Shulman said at the cleanup, “Good for a Change is not an organization. It is a movement; a philosophy that we can be the change we want to see. Anyone can wear the shirt and make positive change in their community while asking for change in rhetoric and policies of our national leadership.”



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