Action Therapy – Places to Go to Find Things to Do

The familiar refrain is often, “What can I do?” often accompanied by some hand wringing about the state of our democracy. For starters, here are some remarkable resources.

Just remember: You can’t do everything. But you can do something. Put a stake in the ground and get to work:

Americans of Conscience Checklist

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.

5 Calls

5 Calls is the easiest and most effective way for citizens to make an impact in national and local politics

Small Deeds Done (are better than great deeds planned)

So let’s break the work down! Let’s make it manageable. Small actions are not insignificant. A grand master plan means nothing unless someone (like you) takes the small steps that need to happen to make it a reality.

And that’s what Small Deeds is all about. It’s about each of us taking regular, small steps – that together lead to massive, crushing, world-bending change.

Tell Brad Schneider: End Citizens United!

By Jarek Tuszyński / CC-BY-SA-3.0 & GDFL, CC BY-SA 3.0,

What you need to know:

A constitutional amendment to overturn the Supreme Court’s ruling and end Citizens United was introduced in the House on January 30, 2017, by Rep. Richard Nolan (D-MD). It currently has 43 co-sponsors, and our representative is not one of them.

What is Citizens United? Click here for a brief explanation.

What you can do:

Tell Rep. Schneider I support a constitutional amendment to end unlimited corporate influence in politics, and he should too.

Call Representative Brad Schneider. Ask him why he has not co-sponsored this resolution.

Lincolnshire office: 847-383-4870

Washington D.C. office: 202-225-4835

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