There are so many ways you can get involved! Some people with busy schedules, simply cannot get involved with a full time organization. That’s okay!
Read this Q&A with Ask Allison for more information on how to do things on YOUR TIME.
If you don’t have time:
Use social media.
Yes, some of your friends will find political commentary obnoxious. Yes, maybe you’re being obnoxious. But simply putting into words your fears and concerns could raise awareness for other people. Reaching out is always positive. They have the power to keep scrolling if they do not want to be involved. And you never know, if you are volunteering and sharing photos, you could inspire other people to do the same!
Write a Letter to the Editor.
Some may find this antiquated, but these issues are non-partisan and it is intergenerational. Some people may enjoy the hard print feel of a newspaper. You will reach more people than you think by doing this and they may even publish it online- DOUBLE WHAMMY. Another key with this option is that you can do this in your time. Have to walk away from it for a day or two? Fine. Just follow through and you’re doing a lot! Click here to find out How to Write a Letter to the Editor
Contact Your Local Representatives.
Believe it or not, our representatives are here to REPRESENT us. Voicing your opinions does not end when you walk out of the voting booth. If you Google your state or district representatives, they will give all of the contact information you need. When you call or email, simply voice your concerns.
Example: Hi, my name is Allison and I am one of your constituents. I am really concerned about the rhetoric between the United States and North Korea. We do not want to find ourselves in a nuclear war. I am calling today to ask you to oppose any actions President Trump makes to use a nuclear weapon against North Korea.
You can even shorten this. To be honest, they probably get so many crazy calls a day, even if you stumble over your nerves they will understand what you’re trying to say. In the end, these representatives want your support, which means they should be listening to what the majority of their constituents want. Here is another easy how to: How to Call your Congressional Representative
These methods may seem intimidating if you’ve never done it before, but they are quite simple. Your impact could even grow if you can get a commitment from 3-5 of your friends to do the same thing with you. And if they are inspired, they can do the same. It could turn into a ripple effect. You don’t have to organize a million person march on Washington to make a difference. Sometimes, all it takes is five minutes to make a difference.
Mother Teresa said it best: “Not all of us can do great things; but we can do small things with great love.”
If you have more time to commit:
You can do so many things if you have time to commit. From joining in on another organizations volunteer opportunities to creating your own event. The possibilities are endless. Feel free to contact us for more information on how to get an event started!
Or if you enjoy writing, our site is always open to new bloggers. Getting a community garden project going? Write about it! Every little action helps. From starting a no bullying campaign at school to fighting the use of nuclear weapons, our site welcomes all.
Big or small, anything you do helps create a better future for all of us. And it will take all of us working together to do it.
The information we put here is BECAUSE OF YOU. You took the time to care. You helped create this discussion. And that is why there is still hope that we can make a difference. Keep on caring.