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Voices Tuesday discussion group tackles climate, other big issues

Jane Scholz | Published on 1/17/2024

Tuesday discussion group
Voices United members attending a recent session of the Tuesday Discussion Group:  from left, Denice Marusak, who hosted, Sara Shibley, Diane van Naerssen, Rebecca Fowler, Joan Wall.

By Denice Marusak


Let’s be positive and discover what is happening in the world that is good and beneficial, concluded the Voices United Tuesday Discussion Group as they wrapped up a year spent exploring important issues together.


In 2023, the group, which assembles six to 10 members for a monthly session, learned that there is much good news to report- for the environment, in the economy, and in our personal lives.


Here are a few examples. 

  1. According to experts, we have 100% of the technologies that we need to reduce carbon emissions; we just need to concentrate on bringing costs down. 
  2. Inflation has receded from 8.3% to 3.2% in 2023. 
  3. And cultivating an active inner life by seeking compassion, forgiveness, and altruism changes our DNA and is correlated with fewer hospitalizations, less disease, decreased depression, and substance abuse.


The Tuesday Discussion Group is comprised of members of Voices United, a club for progressive women. The group enjoys visiting and discussing issues of the day. We meet monthly in member’s homes. 

To join or get more information, select Committees in the Menu, then Tuesday Discussion Group.  Also email