Jessica

Mindful Activism: How to Get Started

“Mindful Activism” seeks to influence the adoption of policies that reduce the suffering caused by various injustices–and to do so in a compassionate, skillful manner. Such activism, in order to be successful, must first be about “being” before moving into “doing.” The “being” has to be continuously nourished, lest the “doing” lead to burnout, discouragement, […]

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Communication to Elected Official Regarding COVID-19 Relief (Updated, Sept. 2020)

Feel free to use as much of this drafted communication as you would like, and customize to fit your needs and intended audience. Dear _________, Thank you for your service to our city/county/state/district/country. I’m reaching out to you regarding the disproportionate impact of COVID-19 on some of my most vulnerable fellow constituents. Black people are […]

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Communication to Elected Official Regarding Excessive Use of Police Force Force (Updated, Sept. 2020)

Feel free to use as much of this drafted communication as you would like, and customize it to fit your needs and intended audience. Dear _________, Thank you for your service to our city/county/state/district/country. I’m reaching out to you regarding the disproportionate impact of excessive use of police force on some of my most vulnerable […]

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Communication to Elected Official Regarding Economic Justice (Updated, Sept. 2020)

Feel free to use as much of this drafted communication as you would like, and customize to fit your needs and intended audience. Dear _________, Thank you for your service to our city/county/state/district/country. I’m reaching out to you regarding concerns I have regarding the disproportionate impact of specific economic policies on some of my most […]

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Communication to Elected Official Regarding Mass Incarceration (Updated, Sept. 2020)

Feel free to use as much of this drafted communication as you would like, and customize to fit your needs and intended audience. Dear _________, Thank you for your service to our city/county/state/district/country. I’m reaching out to you regarding concerns I have regarding the disproportionate impact of mass incarceration on some of my most vulnerable […]

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Communication to Elected Official Regarding Climate Policy (Updated, Sept. 2020)

Feel free to use as much of this drafted communication as you would like, and customize to fit your needs and intended audience. Dear _________, Thank you for your service to our city/county/state/district/country. I’m reaching out to you regarding concerns I have regarding the disproportionate impact of climate change on some of my most vulnerable […]

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Communication to Elected Official Regarding Education Equity (Updated, Sept. 2020)

Feel free to use as much of this drafted communication as you would like, and customize to fit your needs and intended audience. Dear _________, Thank you for your service to our city/county/state/district/country. I’m reaching out to you regarding concerns I have regarding the disproportionate impact of education inequities on some of my most vulnerable […]

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Communication to Elected Official Regarding Voting Rights (Updated, Sept. 2020)

Feel free to use as much of this drafted communication as you would like, and customize to fit your needs and intended audience. Dear _________, Thank you for your service to our county/state regarding one of the most important privileges we have as Americans: the right to vote. I’m writing to ask that you please […]

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Non-Profits I Currently Support (Updated, Sept. 2020)

Fighting injustice comes with a cost, which could involve time, money, resources, and even relationships. I’ve researched, and continue to research, non-profits that are doing excellent work toward influencing policies within specific areas I care about. Contributing time and money to effective non-profits is one of five ongoing action steps for driving policy change on […]

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