If you have been reading my blog regularly, then you know that for the past year and half I been posting a long list of inspiring actions, accomplishments, and news for those seeking to bring about progressive change every week. With the devastating losses and infliction of cruelty we witnessed this week I felt that a list of what other random people did was not what this blog should be about this week. These are not normal times anymore and the time for real action is now.
So this week, instead of telling you what others did I am going to ask you to engage with me and help me. Share with me in the comments what you did this week to help bring about change or what healthy actions you took to comfort those around you, besides helping them look into the empty bottom of a bottle of wine.
If you were too heartbroken or discouraged this week to do anything, then reading this blog is your first step to shaking off the despair. Now think about what you can do and tell me what you commit to doing this week or this month because inaction is no longer an option. I really hope my blog is about inspiring you to action and that this week you have something to offer back as inspiration.
I will get the ball rolling and hope that you will follow with your own comments. We need to be here for each other. My list of recent actions are;
- I went to the ACLU Emergency #NoMuslimBan rally in NYC after the travel ban was upheld.
- I partnered with colleagues at work during our lunch hour to decorate and write 10 postcards to voters for a special election in Ohio with the app Postcards To Voters #BlueWave2018 and provided all the supplies we needed.
- I attended one of the #EndFamilySeparation rallies and marched across the Brooklyn Bridge in a heat wave.
- I stayed committed to the boycott of those who fund hate and republicans by not doing business with any of those on the #GrabYourWallet list.
- I donated to groups helping immigrants at the border.
- I helped a friend register to #vote in Pennsylvania (Virginia taught us that one lone vote can change an election).
- I showed my support for #LGBTQ friends and family by cheering on the NYC Pride March.
I am committed to doing more in July and for starters I am promising to myself that;
- I will host an afternoon postcard writing/phonebank through my Sister District chapter for our PA candidates that I have already committed to.
- I will write and send 100 postcards with postcards to voters.
- I will participate in at least one more phonebank or canvass for a progressive candidate.
- I will make five calls a week to congressional members or federal agencies to express my views from the action alert texts I receive from the ACLU, Stand Up America, Daily Action, NAACP, and others. Consider signing up for one or more if you need the occasional nudge to remember to make calls.
- I will consider suggestions and requests from friends and family to participate in other actions with them when they need me.
NOW IT’S YOUR TURN. THE COMMENT SECTION AWAITS YOU!