Activist Check-in: Looking Ahead

Dear Activist, The holiday session will be different this year for many reasons. Many of us are choosing to skip the large family gatherings and outdoor events—a necessary sacrifice to slow the spread of Covid-19 as we approach winter. We must find other ways to spend...

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Activist Check-in: Movement Infrastructure

Dear Activist, It’s been two weeks since the election, and as expected, Trump is refusing to concede and is making baseless claims of voter fraud. President-elect Joe Biden has now exceeded the electoral votes needed to win the presidency. Many of us are thinking...

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Activist Check-In: Voters Decided

Dear Activist,  You may have heard by now that Biden has won the presidency! The will of the people has prevailed, and although we have a winner, the work is far from over. Citizen Action chapters are out celebrating the win and rallying to protect the results from...

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Activist Check-in: Every Vote Counted

Dear Activist, There's so much to think about concerning the results of this election. We’re just days away from November 3, and the one thing on most of our minds is what will the next few weeks look like leading up to inauguration day? It’s Halloween time, but 2020...

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Activist Check-in: Vote to Let Democracy Live

Dear Activist,  In the words of AOC, what we’re NOT going to do is give up. It’s understandable that a lot of people are ambivalent about voting in this election. As a Black American, I share similar sentiments with those in my community that we want our lives to...

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Activist Check-in: From Protest to the Ballot

Dear Activist, Voting is a critical part of building the long term power we need to win on our issues. Most of what we’re asking for, whether it's fully funded schools, housing as a human right and health care for all, are not radical ideas—these are the bare minimum...

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Activist Check-in: So Close

Dear Activist, I hope this email finds you in good health! There’s been so much happening since our last check-in. We’re battling upticks in coronavirus cases statewide, and we’re approaching flu season. We must stay vigilant and be as safe as we possibly can at this...

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Activist Check-in: Deeply Flawed

Activist Check-in: Deeply Flawed

Dear Activist, Whenever this email reaches you, it is my hope that you’ll join me for 26 seconds of silence in honor of Breonna Taylor. (26-second pause) Breonna was only 26 years old when she was killed by Louisville Metro Police. She had so much more life to live....

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Activist Check-In: Worth Fighting For

Activist Check-In: Worth Fighting For

Dear Activist, At a time when so many of our progressive values are at stake, it’s hard to process the passing of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who was affectionately known as "The Notorious RBG” by many. She was a true progressive champion, having fought...

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