Take a Day of Rest This Week

Almost everything will work again if you unplug it for a few minutes, including you. – Anne Lamott

For each person, self-care looks different, but doing something self-nourishing this week is a priority. Regardless of the outcome of the elections, there’s a lot of work still to be done, so give yourself some much deserved down time. Maybe try unplugging from social media and/or the news, taking time in nature, gathering with friends, going to bed early, or playing with kids or pets. We need you here for the next election. And the one after that. But first, rest.

Deep breath in… deep breath out… Good things are coming. 

Practice Acts of Gratitude

Get out your stamps, postcards, and sparkle markers for some gratitude mail. 

Thank the U.S. Department of Justice for deepening its commitment to addressing and preventing hate crimes in the U.S. [Share why this matters to you.] The DOJ’s new website, trainings, and data-gathering efforts can make a positive difference in our communities. Thank you. [h/t]
To: Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and/or Acting Assistant Attorney General John Gore
Address: U.S. Department of Justice, 950 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20530-0001

Thank Sean “Diddy” Combs for committing $1 million to the Capital Preparatory Schools network to help kids in underserved communities gain access to high-quality education. [Share why education matters to you.]
Address: ℅ Violator Management & Records, 36 West 25th Street, New York, NY 10010-2706

Thank three transgender filmmakers for using the powerful medium of film to illuminate the experiences of trans people and their civil rights. [Share why this matters to you.]
If your last name is A-H: Daresha Kyi, c/o ACLU, 125 Broad Street, 18th Floor, New York NY 10004
Last name I-P: Cary Cronenwett, c/o ACLU, 125 Broad Street, 18th Floor, New York NY 10004
Last name Q-Z: Little By Little Films, c/o ACLU, 125 Broad Street, 18th Floor, New York NY 10004

Congratulate Josh BendorVianey Hurtado, and Ron Kilgard for receiving recognition as Florence Immigrant and Refugee Rights Project pro bono attorneys of the year. [Share why representing detained immigrants matters to you.]
If your last name is A-HJB, 2929 North Central Avenue, Twenty-First Floor, Phoenix, AZ 85012-2793
Last name I-PVH, 3830 North 19th Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85015
Last name Q-ZRK, 3101 North Central Avenue, Suite 1400, Phoenix, AZ 85012-2600

Thank America Ferrera, Alicia Keys, and Liza Koshy for mobilizing and motivating Latinx voters. [Share why this matters to you.]
Tweet: @AmericaFerrera @aliciakeys @LizaKoshy

Good News

Decent people everywhere are speaking up and working together. Just look. #GoodNews


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Groups and Organizations

News with Heart

Thanks to our friend Jen Hoffman, for this Americans of Conscience Checklist. 

#getcivic #engageconnectempower