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Author: Jennifer Hofmann

What to do this week of April 21, 2019

127 weeks down, 80 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. Reminder: Next week (and every 4th Sunday), the AoCC team takes a break from research and activism for renewal of heart and spirit. We hope you will, too. PDF version here (the link above seems to be broken). 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: Support...

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What to do this week of April 14, 2019

126 weeks down, 81 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 kindness, fairness, and equality. 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 at town hall meetings this week. Call: Your one House rep and two senators’ local offices on Monday (look up). Script: Hi. I’m a constituent from [ZIP]. Can you tell me when [NAME] is holding...

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What to do this week of April 7, 2019

125 weeks down, 82 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: Defend the privacy of our disabled neighbors. [h/t Talk Poverty] Call: Or write your two senators and one House rep (look up). Script: Hi. I’m calling from [ZIP] to support privacy rights for disabled people applying for Social Security benefits....

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What to do this week of March 31, 2019

124 weeks down, 83 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 1: Support your Native neighbors impacted by extreme weather. [h/t GPTCA] Recent severe blizzards and flooding in the Great Plains especially impacted tribal nations. Displaced families are struggling without water, power, and other critical resources. Donate: To the Great Plains Tribal Chairman’s...

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What to do this week of March 10, 2019

121 weeks down, 86 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 create a government for the people, by the people. ▢ Action 1: Take the AoC Checklist Survey this week. Five minutes will help us plan the next two years: https://goo.gl/forms/OT1SfmM9h7atiDNc2 ▢ Action 2: Support accountability for abuse of power. [h/t United We Dream] Call: Your two Senators (look up). Script: Hi. I’m from [ZIP] calling about the president’s manufactured crisis and declaration of...

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