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Author: Jennifer Hofmann

What to do this week of October 14, 2018

101 weeks down, 22 days to midterm elections. The AoC Checklist features clear, well-researched actions for Americans who value democracy, equality, voting, and decency. We also practice gratitude, self-care, and celebration to stay engaged. I value democracy. Guided by respect and collaboration, we create a government for the people, by the people. Action: Advocate for a fair, impartial judiciary. [h/t] Call: Your two senators (look up). Script: Hi, I’m calling from [ZIP] to oppose the nominations of Chad Readler and Eric Murphy to the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals. I support a judiciary that protects voting, health care, and equal rights for all. Please...

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What to do this week of October 7, 2018

100 weeks down, 29 days to midterm elections. The AoC Checklist features clear, well-researched actions for Americans who value democracy, equality, voting, and decency. We also practice gratitude, self-care, and celebration to stay engaged. I value democracy. Guided by respect and collaboration, we create a government for the people, by the people. ▢ Action: Encourage your elected officials to hold town hall meetings. Call: Your one House rep. Script: Hi. I’m a constituent from [ZIP]. Can you tell me when [name] is holding town hall meetings in my area during the October 15-November 12 recess? — If no meetings planned, add: It’s important for...

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What to do this week of September 30, 2018

99 weeks down, 36 days to midterm elections. The AoC Checklist features clear, well-researched actions for Americans who value democracy, equality, voting, and decency. We also practice gratitude, self-care, and celebration to stay engaged. I value democracy. Guided by respect and collaboration, we create a government for the people, by the people. ▢ Action 1: Make an activist self-care plan. Pour a cuppa, grab a pen, and spend 10 minutes with this worksheet. ▢ Action 2: Advocate for judicial integrity. Oppose Kavanaugh.  Call: Your two senators (look up). Script: Hi, I’m calling from [ZIP] to ask [name] to oppose Brett Kavanaugh for the Supreme...

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What to do this week of September 16, 2018

97 weeks down, 50 days (seven weeks) to midterm elections. The AoC Checklist features clear, well-researched actions for Americans who value democracy, equality, voting, and decency. We also practice gratitude, self-care, and celebration to stay engaged. I value democracy. Guided by respect and collaboration, we create a government for the people, by the people. ▢ Action 1: Advocate for fair and trustworthy elections. If you only have time for one action this week, make it this. Print: This important letter to your local elections official. Send: Mail it this week to give your local officials time to ensure trustworthy election results in your...

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What to do this week of September 9, 2018

96 weeks down, 57 days (eight weeks) to midterm elections. The AoC Checklist features clear, well-researched actions for Americans who value democracy, equality, voting, and decency. We also practice gratitude, self-care, and celebration to stay engaged. I value democracy. Guided by respect and collaboration, we create a government for the people, by the people. ▢ Action 1: Advocate for a just society. Oppose Kavanaugh. [h/t, h/t, h/t, h/t] Call: Your two senators—red or blue (look up). Script: Hi. I’m calling from [ZIP] to oppose Brett Kavanaugh for the Supreme Court. Even the limited access to his record shows him putting corporations and ideology over the public interest. In the Senate committee hearings, he also...

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