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If you are starting from a point of
"We want to welcome everyone"
and someone points out
that there is extra stuff you need to do
to actively welcome
people who can't pay a "suggested donation"
people who can't pay for food
or may not be able to eat outside the meeting time
or are out of foodstamps for the month
people who can't meet your "suggested dress code" for reasons of poverty or sensory issues or religion or etc.
people who need childcare
people who need childcare for children you consider to have unreasonably "special" needs
people who need childcare for sick children
people who can't read
people who can't read English
people who can read Braille
people who can't stand for prolonged periods
people who can't sit still for long
people for whom social interaction or verbal communication is difficult or impossible
etc.
etc.
etc.
etc. OMFG

rethink your goals
rethink your f***ing budget priorities
and for the sake of anything holy

don't condescendingly claim that you ARE being welcoming to everyone and it's their fault and if they cared enough about the issue or the group they would just suck it up

don't you fucking dare

Your budget isn't unlimited
Your effort isn't unlimited

Ok, fine.
If you can't fucking PRIORITZE
ACTUALLY BEING WELCOMING
THEN WHAT THE FUCK ARE YOU DOING?!?
What is the point of you?!?

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