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Author: Jennifer Hofmann

What to do this week of October 13, 2019

168 weeks down, 55 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: Restore the vote to returning citizens. [h/t Campaign Legal Center] If you or someone you love has a past conviction, visit RestoreYourVote.org (en Español: Recuperesuvoto.org) to find the status of your/their right to vote. You may find that your/their voting rights have been restored, and...

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What to do this week of October 6, 2019

167 weeks down, 56 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 226 new voters. [h/t Spread the Vote] Spread the Vote and its Project ID initiative help citizens obtain the IDs they need in order to vote. Thanks to AoCC subscribers who have already donated an incredible $14,963 this year (you rock!), we’re almost two-thirds of...

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What to do this week of September 22, 2019

165 weeks down, 58 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: Remind the high school students in your life to register to vote. [h/t The Civics Center] What to say: National High School Voter Registration Week (September 23-27) is a great time to register to vote so you can participate in this November’s election (even 16-...

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What to do this week of September 15, 2019

164 weeks down, 59 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: Check your voting registration status and set up reminders about the November 2019 elections. [h/t Vote411] On November 5, voters in three states (Kentucky, Louisiana, and Mississippi) will be choosing governors, and many local offices and issues will be decided nationwide. Go to Vote411.org to register to...

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What to do this week of September 8, 2019

163 weeks down, 60 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: Promote National High School Voter Registration Week. [h/t The Civics Center] Contact: Your local school board, high school principals, and high school civics teachers. Script: Hi, I’m a resident of [SCHOOL DISTRICT] (if applicable, “and my child(ren) attend(s) school in [DISTRICT]”)...

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