Francine M. Gordon
Proud Partner in the Modern Jewish Democracy Movement

A Poem for the Student Activists

Civil rights trump gun rights in a society that is just,

The imbalance in the US is the reason that we must

raise our voices, take to the streets,

Walk out of school, ignore the tweets

of a President beholden to the NRA.

Walk on students, raise your voice and say,

”Enough is Enough”, reclaim your youth,

March for your lives, demand the truth

from those who claim to care for you.

Raise your voice, use your vote, as justice you pursue.

About the Author
Francine M. Gordon is an artist/activist, originally from Northeast Ohio, now based in New York City with deep roots in Jerusalem and throughout Israel. From November 2010 through November 2016, through The Sacred Rights, Sacred Song Project, she produced over 10 Concerts of Concern in the US and Israel. In light of current events, she is once again raising her voice in Concern, using spoken work and song to express love, support and concern for the modern Jewish democratic State of Israel. Since moving to New York City, Ms. Gordon has become part of the UJA-Federation of New York circle of Israel activists. Fulfilling her lifelong dream, she has become a proud member of the Zamir Chorale which allows her to express her Zionism through song. As a member of Congregation Ansche Chesed on the UWS, she lives as a loud and proud Masorti/Conservative Jew immersed in soul, service and song. Finally, Fran has just completed her first year as a mezzo soprano in the Shireinu Choir of Long Island - the loudest and proudest Jewish community chorus in the land!