***DAILY DO’S – TUESDAY 6PM EDITION***
It’s amazing how fast time flies. Christmas is over and 2017 will be here in the blink of an eye. As we wrap up what has been a very difficult year for many of us, it’s important to take stock of what we’ve achieved together.
In the seven—yes only seven—weeks since the election, we have grown into a forum for over 21,000 change-minded individuals to share our struggles and frustrations as well as our ideas and platforms for making things happen. Collectively we have made thousands of phone calls, written hundreds of elected officials, protested in the streets, collected financial and other donations for local orgs, and informed ourselves and our communities about important issues. And this is just the start.
In the last week, many people have expressed disappointment and frustration with Pantsuit Nation’s continued emphasis on feel-good stories over action. I’m not going to jump into that debate here (but if you want to be involved in that conversation please look for the existing discussion thread) other than to say Pantsuit Washington State is proof that those stories have inspired people to get active in our communities and engage in our political process.
We hope that the #DailyDos offers a starting point for action. Keep sharing your events, resources, and other calls to action. We’re just getting this show started.
1. Celebrate everything we've accomplished so far. Share in the comments how you've gotten involved in the past seven weeks.
2. A week ago Katie Anthony asked you to compile your short list of issues. The ones you will never stop fighting for. Did public education make your list? If it did, here's a big chance to step up. Washington's Paramount Duty wants to find volunteers to organize in each legislative district (e.g. hosting community meetings, getting people out to legislators' town halls meetings and events in Olympia). The next few months a crucial time for ed funding in Washington state. So dig deep when considering if you can answer this call. Is that a "yes" I hear? Tell us in the comments. We'll get you connected into the right people. Not the program for you this spring? That's okay. But why not head on over to WPD and find out what they're all about. http://paramountduty.org.
3. Learn how to stand up when you see harassment in our community. Hollarback! is hosting a webinar on January 5th on bystander interventions. Sliding payment scalewith all proceeds going to support Hollarback's work: http://bit.ly/2hm2Iwx
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Katie Anthony is a writer, one of the administrators of Pantsuit Washington, and heads the Daily Do's team.
Liz Bander - writer
Angela Teater- Writer