Whether we choose to stand up for the protection of the environment, human rights, civil rights, or love of country, it is a courageous act to become active in todays world. Today’s activist is no longer just the public extremist or (mostly) long-haired protester we see arrested on the evening news. Todays activists are just as likely to include a grandmother with a fast internet connection or a child who sends a letter to the White House. Doing what is right, trying to improve the world around us, is not for the weak-hearted. The journey can be difficult but also surprisingly rewarding.