I could not be more thrilled about the response to our June Voter Empowerment Project. My inbox has been full of enthusiasm for the clear, solution-based focus on voting so far ahead of 2020. Our Facebook Team volunteers see comments saying the same. If you shared this project with your community, thank you!
We had to increase the goal!
In just one week, you and fellow AoCC subscribers have done 863 actions to strengthen democracy. (mind blown) I had set the goal at 1000 actions for the whole month, but with three weeks left to go in our month-long focus, I’m doubling our goal to 2000 actions for June. Can we do it?
I wanted to thank several of our non-partisan and left-leaning allies for highlighting our Voter Empowerment Project to their audiences this past week. Michele Hornish at Small Deeds Done shared our actions in her weekly message. Smitha Chadaga gave a shout out on her podcast, End Times Pep Talk. Tokyo Sand of Political Charge wrote a glowing review of our efforts. Yes to working together for a better democracy.
Two additional issues in this week’s AoC Checklist:
Although our focus this month is the long-term goal of bolstering 2020 elections, there are two actions for timely topics.
New abortion laws: You might be feeling concerned about several states’ recently passed laws regarding abortion. At AoCC, we oppose reducing any person’s right to medical and reproductive options. This week, there’s an action to support access. If this issue matters to you, please speak up—no matter what party or gender your representatives are.
Support services for people in poverty: The current administration wants to change the way the US poverty line is calculated, contradicting decades of advice by economists. In reality, it will impact millions of people—particularly elderly and disabled individuals, women, and people of color—taking away support services like school breakfast and lunch, Head Start, SNAP benefits, rental assistance, and many others. Need a clear script to speak up and stop this plan? We’ve got it covered. Comment period ends June 21.