***DAILY DO’S – THURSDAY 6PM EDITION***
This morning a friend reached out to me and asked if there was any way to prevent tomorrow from coming. Other friends expressed similar concerns about a bleak future. I admit that I still have moments of panic, like when I heard some of the responses offered by cabinet nominees (seriously, guns in schools stave off grizzly bears). But despite all my fears about the horrible things that MIGHT happen, I have more hope today than I did the day after the election.
The main reason I still have hope is all of you. I’ve seen a powerful and wonderful local movement grow out of disappointment. And there are thousands of other groups and people doing equally amazing things. I may be a relentless optimist, but I believe that all of us together can be the wall holding strong against hateful, reckless, and flat-out stupid sentiments proposed by the incoming administration.
1. Start tonight by focusing on the good. Share something good that you’ve seen come out of the last few months. What has given you hope in this time of frightening change?
2. Commit to NOT watching the Inauguration tomorrow. You can read transcripts or news reports later, but help keep the event unmarked and unpopular as the man who will be in the spotlight. Instead, check out this list of positive events that are going on tomorrow http://bit.ly/2iQbbZw. On the list is a virtual event hosted by my org, Refugee Women’s Alliance with info on what you can do to help refugees and immigrants in our community https://www.facebook.com/events/809050382579671/. At 12:30pm I will be livestreaming a tour of our Main Office.
3. Want to stay informed about what’s going on in the next administration? Check out Presterity (https://presterity.org/). In the coming days, weeks, and months check back here often to keep up to date on a crowd-sourced compendium of specific concerns and patterns of behavior pertaining to the next administration.
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Katie Anthony is a writer, one of the administrators of Pantsuit Washington, and heads the Daily Do's team.
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