As Americans enter their second month of social distancing, daily life continues to take on a drastically new shape—from near-constant caretaking responsibilities, to video chat gatherings of loved ones, to remote work days. For women in particular, the COVID crisis has caused seismic shifts in ways never before witnessed.
Civic engagement, too, has had to adapt to the challenges of the present moment, as in-person organizing and advocacy efforts have come to a halt. However, there are many ways to stay civically engaged while abiding by social distancing measures; it has never mattered more that we do so.
This Take Action Tuesday, get (virtually) civically engaged by taking the following actions.
- Join Us. Register today to join us in partnership with Aspen Ideas Now for a free virtual town hall, Women on the Ballot, at 2:00pm EDT on May 8th. Learn more about the unique challenges and opportunities for women ahead of the 2020 elections from distinguished speakers including…
- Aimee Allison, Founder and President, She the People
- Mayor London Breed, Mayor of San Francisco
- Margaret Hoover, Host, PBS Firing Line
- Celinda Lake, President, Lake Research Partners
- Parker Poling, Executive Director, National Republican Congressional Committee
- More speakers TBA
- Become An Emerging Leader. AIT’s Emerging Leaders Program convenes a national action network of women leaders who receive civic leadership training, educational tools, and peer support to take action in their community around the issues that matter most to them. Apply to become an Emerging Leader today!
- Give. Today is #GivingTuesdayNow, a national day of giving and solidarity to address the unprecedented need created by the COVID-19 crisis. Click here to learn how you can support your community.
How are you practicing virtual civic engagement? Let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org.