***DAILY DO’S – WEDNESDAY 6PM EDITION*** Wendi Lindquist
I work for a nonprofit and in the last few weeks ever day I’ve received calls and emails from people who want to make a difference, who want to respond to the changing political climate, but claim they don’t know how. I’ve had this conversation with people from all walks of life—8-year-old best friends, college students, artists, business owners, parents, and retirees.
But once we get talking, they always have an idea to share. Something they want to do, but want to make sure it’s okay. And there hasn’t been a bad idea yet. Someone brought cookies for our clients, preschoolers made valentines, moms collected diapers, and I have one retiree who has brought in donations from her friends almost every week since the election. As I tell them, every bit helps.
So, while I’m going to share a few ideas for what you can do tonight to make a difference, I want you to first think about what ideas you have for making a difference. Share them in the comments and we’ll work together to turn them into additional action items.
1. The Latino Civic Alliance is being inundated with requests from Eastern Washington for transportation to Latino Legislative Day in Olympia on February 27th-especially by high school and college students who want to attend. They will need more buses which of course will cost money. Help given them a chance to speak up in Olympia. Donate $5: http://www.latinocivicalliance.com/
2. While you have your credit card handy, it’s time to help a sister district in Georgia. Plan to bring your lunch from home tomorrow and donate your lunch money to help flip this key Congressional seat! Learn more about Jon Ossoff and why you should give him your dollars here: https://electjon.com/
3. How many of the journalists and writers that you follow are people of color? Reading diverse voices can help us understand issues from new perspectives and draw our attention to concerns that are under-reported by the media as a whole. Tonight, I’ld like to introduce you to Ta-Nehisi Coates. He’s a correspondent for The Atlantic, a contributor to the Washington Post and other leading newspapers, a National Book Award Winner, and MacCarthur Genius Grant recipient. Take a moment to learn about this amazing African American writer and read some of his work.
His work for The Atlantic: http://theatln.tc/2kLPEmt
His books: http://amzn.to/2kzFvZo
Books he recommends: http://on.nypl.org/2l9MaLN
Follow him on twitter: @tanehisicoates
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