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Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them, humanity cannot survive.   ~ Dalai Lama   When you open the checklist—the labor of more than three dozen people around the country—pause a moment. Take a deep breath and remember that our subscribers are in every state around the nation and share the same values as…

Small things with great love

Choosing acceptance instead of intolerance This weekend, my wife reminded me that the president’s “transgender military ban” had just gone into effect. Then she took a deep breath and exhaled, saying softly, “Kids are going to die.” As a crisis counselor for LGBTQIA+ youth, she would know. Experience has shown her the risk and reality…

Americans of Conscience Checklist: Week of March 31, 2019

124 weeks down, 83 weeks to the presidential election. The AoC Checklist features clear, well-researched actions for Americans who value democracy, equality, voting, and respect. To stay engaged through challenging times, we practice gratitude, self-care, and celebration. I value equality. Support the dignity of your rainbow of neighbors from every religion, race, ethnicity, culture, gender,…

Americans of Conscience Checklist: Week of February 17, 2019

118 weeks down, 89 weeks to the presidential election. The AoC Checklist features clear, well-researched actions for Americans who value democracy, equality, voting, and respect. To stay engaged through challenging times, we practice gratitude, self-care, and celebration. I value democracy. With respect and collaboration, we create a government for the people, by the people. ▢ Action…

Americans of Conscience Checklist: Week of February 10, 2019

117 weeks down, 90 weeks to the presidential election. The AoC Checklist features clear, well-researched actions for Americans who value democracy, equality, voting, and respect. To stay engaged through challenging times, we practice gratitude, self-care, and celebration. I value democracy. With respect and collaboration, we create a government for the people, by the people. ▢ Action…