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Author: Jennifer Hofmann

What to do this week of August 11, 2019

159 weeks down, 64 weeks to the presidential election. The AoC Checklist features clear, well-researched actions for Americans who value democracy, equality, voting, and respect. To stay engaged through challenging times, we practice gratitude, self-care, and celebration. I value democracy. With respect and collaboration, we work to create a nation that welcomes all people, expands freedoms, and upholds the Constitution. ▢ Action 1: Call for intimidation-free elections.  Call: Your one House rep and two senators (look up). Script: Hi. I’m from [ZIP] and I’m calling to express my worry about the sharp increase in voter intimidation during the 2018 midterm elections. We need...

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What to do this week of July 14, 2019

155 weeks down, 68 weeks to the presidential election. The AoC Checklist features clear, well-researched actions for Americans who value democracy, equality, voting, and respect. To stay engaged through challenging times, we practice gratitude, self-care, and celebration. I value democracy. With respect and collaboration, we work to create a nation that welcomes all people, expands freedoms, and upholds the Constitution. ▢ Action 1: Empower returning citizens to vote in Florida. [h/t We Got the Vote, Brennan Center, ACLU of Florida] Floridians restored the vote to returning citizens, then state legislators ignored the will of the people by passing a new, oppressive law requiring all fees and fines to be...

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What to do this week of June 30, 2019

153 weeks down, 70 weeks to the presidential election. The AoC Checklist features clear, well-researched actions for Americans who value democracy, equality, voting, and respect. To stay engaged through challenging times, we practice gratitude, self-care, and celebration. I value democracy. With respect and collaboration, we work to create a nation that welcomes all people, expands freedoms, and upholds the Constitution. ▢ Action 1: Engage your elected officials during this week’s Congressional recess. Many Members of Congress will be visiting constituencies for Independence Day celebrations. Encourage them to hold town hall meetings as well. Call: On Monday, your one House rep and two senators’...

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What to do this week of June 16, 2019

133 weeks down, 72 weeks to the presidential election. The AoC Checklist features clear, well-researched actions for Americans who value democracy, equality, voting, and respect. To stay engaged through challenging times, we practice gratitude, self-care, and celebration. I value democracy. ▢ Actions 1-8: Ensure that local governments count every single vote in 2020. The president can’t challenge election outcomes if they’re verifiable. Speak up for truth and transparency in our final week of the Voter Empowerment Project: https://americansofconscience.com/empower-more-people-vote/ Acts of Gratitude Get out your stamps, postcards, and sparkle markers for some gratitude mail. Thank CO Gov. Jared Polis for signing legislation into law protecting LGBTQ youth from so-called “conversion...

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What to do this week of June 9, 2019

132 weeks down, 73 weeks to the presidential election. The AoC Checklist features clear, well-researched actions for Americans who value democracy, equality, voting, and respect. To stay engaged through challenging times, we practice gratitude, self-care, and celebration. I value democracy. With respect and collaboration, we work to create a nation that welcomes all people, expands freedoms, and upholds the Constitution. ▢ Actions 1-6: Ensure that every American can vote in 2020. Click here for the second week of the Voter Empowerment Project: https://americansofconscience.com/empower-more-people-vote/ I value equality. ▢ Action 7: Support access to all medical and reproductive options. Call: Five people–your one House rep and...

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