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ACTIVISM IS: HELPING YOUR COMMUNITY

AND YOUR DEMOCRACY

Ask yourself how many hours per week before Elections should you designate to helping others and your democracy?

Small investment time

Political Sign in window/yard/bumper

Wear button/bumper sticker for cause/candidate

Sign digital petition social / political cause

Sign paper petition for political candidate

Send letter to government official

Contact government official about an issue

Call your representatives - daily/weekly

Follow / reposting a politician/candidate on social media

Write OpEd

Checkbook activism

*Making a political $ financial investment/donation (the only easy and quick civic activism that has cumulative large effect)

Invest/donate to political organization

Invest/donate to social cause organization

Decide what fraction of annual salary (1%, 1<3%, 3<5% ?)

Invest in a candidate

Invest in a ballot item, party, PAC etc.

Invest in a house of worship

Invest in a social cause / activist group

Donating in the name of someone else to spur activism

Donate + attend fundraiser/book signing

Medium Investment time

Phone bank for candidate

Text bank for candidate

Canvas for candidate/cause

Fundraise - dinner party, concert, performance

Send postcards to voters

Artivism - political/social statement through artS

Boycott AND Tell others about your boycott

BUYcott AND Tell other about your BUYcott

Post/comment/photos regularly about political or social issue

Blog consistently about politics / social issues

Attend political meeting local, town, school affairs

Active member of a group

Attend a political rally or speech

Volunteer for candidate or political party

Volunteer for election / census / governemnt institution

Make a public speech about community / local / political

Attend organized demonstration/march/protest

Active member of political/social group

Work with fellow citizens to solve a problem in your community

Active member of a group that requires physical participation

Prepared for mass action (firing of Mueller/Rosenstein)

birddogging representations

birddogging enablers

recruiting other activists

organize fundraising event / dinner party / candidate

High Investment time / consequence

Start / co-found a activist group

Sit-ins

Civil disobedience

Hunger strike

Strike / work slow-down

 

**Be alert for hollow activism "Slactivism" which undermines energy for meaningful activism: tweeting, social media, Watching news, reading, Facebook communication (meaningful only for organizing)