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Author: Jennifer Hofmann

What to do this week of December 15, 2019

176 weeks down, 47 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 equality. Support the dignity of your rainbow of neighbors from every religion, race, ethnicity, culture, gender, sexual orientation, economic status, age, and ability. Action: Spread light this season. Our team nominated this list of organizations doing good work in American democracy to spread light this season. ▢ Action: Advocate for children in need of adoption and foster care. [h/t National Center for Transgender Equality] The current...

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What to do this week of December 8, 2019

176 weeks down, 47 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 equality. Support the dignity of your rainbow of neighbors from every religion, race, ethnicity, culture, gender, sexual orientation, economic status, age, and ability. ▢ Action: Raise your lamp high. Our team nominated this list of organizations doing good work in American democracy. Help us spread light this season. ▢ Action: Support your neighbors’ health.  [h/t Human Rights Campaign] Post on every social media account you have: Enrollment...

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What to do this week of December 3, 2019

This time of year, numerous traditions celebrate the return of light—a powerful symbol of hope, guidance, courage shining against the odds. Our AoCC team offers these suggestions to spread more light in the world. You might even consider bucking the commercial holiday pressure by donating instead of buying stuff. No matter which holidays you celebrate, we wish you blessings. May you find light and warm your spirit in its glow. Give the gift of democracy. Spread the Vote, Los Angeles, CA Over 21 million Americans lack the ID they need to live full lives. StV assists members of our communities...

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What to do this week of November 17, 2019

173 weeks down, 50 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 equality. Support the dignity of your rainbow of neighbors from every religion, race, ethnicity, culture, gender, sexual orientation, economic status, age, and ability. ▢ Action: Support your neighbors’ health. [h/t Andy Slavitt via Little Lobbyists] Share this on social media (especially since the government is not): Enrollment for 2020 health insurance is open until December 15, and the cost may be lower than you expect. Healthcare.gov provides complete plan information. For free...

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What to do this week of November 10, 2019

172 weeks down, 51 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 equality. Support the dignity of your rainbow of neighbors from every religion, race, ethnicity, culture, gender, sexual orientation, economic status, age, and ability. ▢ Action: Advocate for federal judges who value equality for all Americans. [h/t National Women’s Law Center] Call: Your two senators (look up). Script: Hello, I’m from [ZIP] and I’m calling because I believe that Americans depend on judges who respect...

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