Step Train Your Activism: Day 1
This is the first of seven daily posts designed to take you through the steps of our 7-day “Step Train Your Activism” plan, designed to help you work your way up to getting involved in the resistance. By the end, you’ll be calling or writing to your representatives, or even attending an event – but don’t worry, we will get you there in a manageable way. Please follow us to join in! We’d love to hear from you about how it’s going, either in comments, or reblogs, or in the tag “steptrainyouractivism.”
DAY 1: FIND A FRIEND.
Find a friend (or small group of friends!) to step-train with you. A local friend is great, because they can split the local research with you, and go with you to events. An online friend is also great! You can talk about your progress, provide accountability, swap ideas, and cheer each other on.
If you’re worried that none of your friends will join you, don’t worry – we will help you connect with someone. Here’s how:
1) reblog this post and say that you’re looking for a step-training buddy (or check the notes to find someone else who has.)
2) make your own post using the “steptrainyouractivism” tag (or check for posts in that tag.)
3) drop us an ask, telling us your state and congressional district, and we will do our best to connect you to somebody else nearby. (No promises, though – we have no idea how many people will do this, or where they will be based.) We will accept responses until 3pm EST on Saturday, May 27th.
…And if you and your step-training friends want to pledge to give one another little rewards (ficlets, Starbucks gift cards, goofy certificates) when you complete the week… well, it’s certainly not required, but if you do it, we’d love to hear about it!