How we can all help from home….getting ready for Election Day.
There is a place for all of us this revolution……
I was talking to a friend on the phone yesterday, and she expressed what we are all feeling.That she wanted to fly to Washington.To march.To hold a sign.To shout.To scream.To be heard.And I get it.ME TOO.But the talk we had reminded me that we all have a place and we all have a voice.So I did some research. What CAN we do? The truth is, we all have a voice and we all have a role. And I truly believe that if we all contribute…..we can make serious change happen. The power of community, of a collective voice? Is amazingly strong. Together we are louder and bigger and we can get hard things done. These ideas? What I found.
Help From Home: Getting Ready for Election Day
Nine Things We Can Do To Support Change and to Honor Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s Memory Leading Up to Election Day and After:
1. VOTE.In every election.Research the candidates thoroughly and ask questions.How does this effect my day to day life? The life of those I love and value? The life of those I don’t even know? Unsure if you are registered? Text VOTER to 26797 to be sure that you are registered to vote or go to Vote.org.
2. Donate.She Should Run is an amazing nonpartisan nonprofit working to dramatically increase the number of women considering a run for public office, and a great place to start (so is actblue.com).
3. Speak to your areas of expertise and how policy effects those.For me? Educational policy from my background as a teacher and educational administrator.How our elected officials change education and what our children experience.What is it for YOU? We need more experts speaking up and sharing their educated thoughts.
4. Amplify.If you’re NOT an expert in an area.Share the thoughts, writings and voices of those who are.We all have a voice (hey you’re here right?).Use it. Get loud.
5. Supplies.Donate masks, sanitizer, water, and signs to those who ARE protesting and marching.I’d suggest asking in local groups if you’d like to do this in your own area.
6. Write Letters.Vote Forward is an amazing organization that needs volunteers to help with letter writing and reminding people to register to vote.
7. Check in.Check in with your family, your friends, your coworkers, the elderly couple up the street.Are they registered to vote? Do they need help with the process.
8. Develop your own voting plan.Will you be voting by mail? If so, what does that look like? Will you be voting in person? Are your children joining? If not, who is watching them?Share your plan.Encourage others to make theirs.
9. COMMUNICATE WITH YOUR SENATORS.Call 202-224-3121 to leave a message for your Senators about the timeline for filling RBG’s seat.
There is a place for all of us in this revolution. Until we have equity. Until we have true freedom. Until…..there are 9.
Thank you Ruth. For all you did. For all of us you inspired. For the push are giving us all RIGHT NOW. Your memory is a blessing. Your work is legendary. And your passing? Will add fuel to our fire. We honor you with the work we do. And you honored us with every moment of yours.