Wednesday, November 9, 2016

POST ELECTION PICK-ME-UP - what you can do now

Feeling helpless today?  Here’s a list of 8 things you can do:
  1. Volunteer.  Find a local organization fighting sexism and racism and sign up to help. Find one here
  2.  Buy a book from a radical bookstore like BLUESTOCKINGS in NYC or WOMEN and CHILDREN FIRST in Chicago. Here’s a list of others.
  3. Remind your children that everything is alright but there is work to do. Share your feelings with your kids. Get them involved in compassionate projects.
  4. Hug it out. Talk to your friends and family about how you are going to move forward. Make a pact to do it together.
  5. Write about it. Get your thoughts down on paper. Compose an essay, an op-ed, a haiku. Use the activists greatest tool – the pen.  
  6.  Donate to a worthy cause. Find an organization working for peace. Send them a dollar.
  7. Click around the internet. Sign a petition. Start here:
  8. Believe. The truth shall prevail. Freedom will reign. We shall overcome.

"Nothing's impossible, I have found
For when my chin is on the ground.
I pick myself up,
Dust myself off
And start all over again." 
- Dorothy Fields