I’m a Girl Scouts troop leader, so one of the challenges I have, given that my troop is made up of kids in K-5th grade, is finding opportunites for them to perform community service that aren’t restrictive. I also want to find more opportunities beyond food drives and gathering donations for organizations. While those are… Continue reading How to Find Opportunities for Kids to Get Involved
Tomorrow, Saturday, January 25, all over the world, people will be standing up to oppose another Middle East war. According to Answer Coalition, many organizations are banding together to organize this action, including: Initiators for this call include the ANSWER Coalition, CODEPINK, Popular Resistance, Black Alliance for Peace, National Iranian-American Council (NIAC), Veterans For Peace, US Labor… Continue reading On Jan. 25, Join a Global Day of Protest Against War with Iran.
I’d have wished you a happy new year last week, but my family and I were down for the count ringing in the new year with an icky virus and ear infections – YAY! So I’m extending these wishes to you for 2019 now. May you have a happy new year, and let’s make this… Continue reading Happy New Year from Activism My Way
The Carr Fire in Redding, California has brought devastation to the Northern California region. Many people have had their homes destroyed or damaged, and tens of thousands of individuals and their families and pets are evacuated. It’s clear that the region will need assistance as those living there and the communities impacted by the fire… Continue reading How to Help: The Carr Fire Victims in Redding
While writing for 50 States of Blue, I posted a piece about the Kansas sales tax on groceries. Here is an update on that piece via a recent press release: Senate Bill 444 passed unanimously out of the Kansas Senate Assessment and Taxation Committee last night. The bill would lower the state’s 6.5% sales tax… Continue reading Kansas Committee Has Voted to Lower Taxes on Groceries in 2020
Whether Washington has you feeling impotent or energized, now’s the time to start getting more politically active. Here are ways you can elevate your activism. Source: 25 ways to be politically active (whether you lean left or right) – CNNPolitics Have you seen this? If not, you might want to check it out. There are… Continue reading CNNPolitics’ ways to get politically active – what will you do?
On social media, there are a lot of thoughts and prayers going out for those in Texas who have been affected by Hurricane Harvey. It’s important to start organizing recovery efforts now. There are many rescue efforts going on still as well. I figured that a post listing all the ways you can get… Continue reading Hurricane Harvey: How You Can Help
Globally, 1 in 3 women will be impacted by violence in their lifetimes. That’s a scary statistic. For a family with two daughters, statistically speaking, either the mother or one of the two daughters will experience violence solely because she is a woman (rape, domestic violence, etc.). While a lot of progress for women’s… Continue reading Get Involved on International Women’s Day
If you’ve been paying attention to literacy activism for the past couple of years, then you’re probably already quite familiar with the notion of the Little Free Library. The idea there is that you post the little free library on your property, fill it with books, and others can take or leave materials as… Continue reading The Little Free Pantry Project