Turning Outrage Into Action
Updated: Feb 17
Women all over the world joined together in 2017 to protest their outrage at the election. Then, each of us had to answer a question: what next?
5 Steps to Become an Everyday Activist
Figure out what you are passionate about. Gun control? Climate change? Voter suppression? There are so many great causes out there, beyond politics, that you can explore.
Donate time and money to your cause. If you have time to spare, try volunteering. If you have cash, give it to a good non-profit.
Contact Congress. You can call, send a letter, fill out an online contact for or tweet your representative and let her or him know where you stand on the issues and why. It's their job to listen to their constituents, even if you have different political affiliations. Politicians work for us, not the other way around.
Show up. Attend the Women's March ATX on Saturday, January 18, 2020 and tell your friends. Activism doesn't end with the march. Go to a civil rights rally. Gather a group of friends to ask questions at a town hall. Democracy is a participation sport!
Vote! This cannot be stressed enough. Texas consistently ranks among the lowest voter turnout states; but that is changing. If you want to see policies that you support enacted, you have to show up and vote.