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4 weeks to Midterm Elections

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Contact your senators

Check the box if you made contact–whether for one issue or all–so we can count your action. Contacting your senators’ staffers with multiple concerns is more efficient for both of you. They don’t mind, but be sure to contact both progressives and conservatives. They need to hear from you.

Look up your senators here.

Join the 90 Americans of Conscience who have completed this action by checking the tally box!

Your script: Hi, I’m from [ZIP] calling/writing about several issues. I’d like Sen. [NAME] to:

Contact your House representative

Check the box if you made contact–whether for one issue or all–so we can count your action. Contacting your representative’s staffers with multiple concerns is more efficient for both of you. They don’t mind, but be sure to contact both progressives and conservatives. They need to hear from you.

Look up your House representative here.

Join the 68 Americans of Conscience who have completed this action by checking the tally box!

Your script: Hi, I’m from [ZIP] calling/writing about several issues. I’d like Rep. [NAME] to:

I value demo­­­­cracy

With respect and collaboration, we work to create a nation that welcomes all people, expands freedoms, and upholds the Constitution. Each citizen must be able to freely and fairly elect those who represent their values.

Have more time to get out the vote? Check out our complete list of fall 2022 voting actions here.

Action 1: Verify your voter registration to ensure you can vote in November.

Source: AoCC

Join the 123 Americans of Conscience who have completed this action by checking the tally box!

Although purging voter rolls within 90 days of an election is illegal, efforts to suppress voters are present. With midterm elections only four weeks away, confirm you’re still registered to vote today.

Visit: Vote.org.


Action 2: Write postcards to get out the vote.

Sources: MomsRising and The Civics Center

Join the 84 Americans of Conscience who have completed this action by checking the tally box!

Democracy is on the ballot this fall. Since close elections can be won or lost by a few votes, writing a note to a registered voter could be the difference! AoCC doesn’t endorse candidates, so only non-partisan organizations offering postcard-writing options are listed below.


Action 3: Preview your local ballot, candidates, and ballot measures.

Source: Vote411.org and ballotpedia.org

Join the 110 Americans of Conscience who have completed this action by checking the tally box!

Unsure of which judge or city counselor to vote for? Become an informed voter. Visit vote411.org and ballotpedia.org to find nonpartisan information about who and what is on your ballot this November.


Action 4: Encourage three friends to commit to voting.

Sources: When We All Vote and National Voter Education Week

Join the 30 Americans of Conscience who have completed this action by checking the tally box!

Research shows that asking friends to vote boosts voter turnout, so share your voting plan with three friends, and ask them to commit to voting this November. You are more likely to vote if you make a concrete plan for when, where, and how you will cast your ballot.

Ask in person or use this tool: At Rock the Vote.


Action 5: Prevent voter suppression and discrimination at the polls.

Sources: Common Cause and 866-OUR-VOTE

Join the 9 Americans of Conscience who have completed this action by checking the tally box!

Sign up to be a nonpartisan Election Protection volunteer. From your home, get training to track online disinformation and/or help voters navigate voting rules by staffing voter hotlines. Sign up here.

Bonus: Share Election Protection’s voter hotline numbers on social media, so fellow voters know where to call to get help.

I value equality

Support the dignity of your rainbow of neighbors from every religion, race, ethnicity, culture, gender, sexual orientation, economic status, age, and ability.

Action 6: Advocate for equitable healthcare coverage across the nation.

Source: Center on Budget

Join the 29 Americans of Conscience who have completed this action by checking the tally box!

Call: Your two senators and one House representative (look up).

Script: Hello, I’m reaching out from [ZIP] asking [NAME] to support closing the health care insurance “coverage gap.” Twelve states have failed to adopt the 2014 ACA Medicaid expansion, leaving more than two million Americans without affordable health and reproductive care coverage. I know [NAME] supports racial and economic justice. In these non-expanded states, please support federally legislated coverage that allows people to enroll in subsidized plans. Thank you.


Action 7: Offer refuge to people from Ethiopia.

Source: Human Rights First

Join the 31 Americans of Conscience who have completed this action by checking the tally box!

Contact: Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas, Department of Homeland Security, 2707 Martin Luther King Jr, Ave. SE, Washington, D.C. 20258-0525 or via the DHS Comment Line: 202-282-8495.

Script: Hello, I’m contacting you from [STATE] urging you to support extending Temporary Protected Status (TPS) to people from Ethiopia. The republic is currently experiencing a catastrophic humanitarian disaster with armed conflict, violence against civilians, ethnic cleansing, torture, arbitrary arrests, gender-based violence, and destruction of public infrastructure. This violence is creating food insecurity, lack of access to medicine and fuel, and unsafe living conditions, which are all exacerbated by the worst drought in decades. I join with the 113 humanitarian organizations in asking you to immediately designate TPS to Ethiopians seeking asylum or living in the U.S.

Acts of Grati­­­­tude

Signatures to the forms below will be printed with a letter of thanks from Americans of Conscience, and mailed to the recipient 2 weeks after the Checklist publication date. Your information will not be stored after that date.

Thank Dr. Robert D. Bullard for decades of advocacy for environmental justice and civil rights, and especially calling for watchdogs to ensure the $60B newly earmarked for environmental justice by Congress goes to improve communities which historically bear the worst effects of pollution and the climate crisis.

If you’d like to mail your own personal expression of gratitude, use this address: Texas Southern University, 3100 Cleburne St., SPA/COLABS SUITE 402 AJ, Houston, TX 77004


Thank the activism resource organization Witness for publishing a toolkit on how to legally film immigration enforcement violations and hold ICE and CBP accountable for abuse.

If you’d like to mail your own personal expression of gratitude, use this address: 80 Hanson Place, 5th Floor, Brooklyn, NY 11217

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