Actions for Everyone
I hope this week finds you in good health, physically and mentally. And that we will all continue to stay safe and keep protocols to finalize this Covid disaster, even if our government isn’t doing anything right. We have a supermoon tonight! Go out and see it and feel its energy, it’s the last one in 2020!
The USPS needs help – Steps haven’t been taken by Congress to ensure the USPS can survive this pandemic. The Postmaster General has asked for financial relief yet our elected officials haven’t addressed it. (You see my weak mail-related pun?). We need to keep the USPS afloat, they are extremely essential and we can’t let the government forget about this.
What can we do?
Call your elected officials. You can follow THIS script written by Celeste Pewter, a great political writer, to help you in your requests.
Keep using the mail.
Buy stamps, even if you don’t need them right now.
Covid-19 Task Force to supposedly wind down – Our government has had a horrible response on how to deal with this pandemic, especially the executive branch. I am actually elated to see states taking matters into their own hands because we really can’t trust the President and his goons right now. Yesterday, Trump mentioned the Task Force created to deal with Covid-19 may start to wind down, when we’re still in the middle of it and the number of daily predicted deaths for june has actually risen instead of lowering. When you call your elected representatives to talk about helping the USPS, mention that the Task Force must stay together, we’re not out of this yet and we need to see our government step up and just “Be Best” like Melania says.
2020 Census- Why is it important to fill the 2020 Census in the middle of a pandemic? The date gathered from the census is used to “distribute federal money — currently about $675 billion a year — to states and communities for schools, hospitals and roads, as well as Medicaid, welfare, school lunches, food stamps, college grant money for low-income students and dozens of other programs for those in need. Census data are also used to determine how many seats in Congress a state receives, and they inform how congressional and state legislative districts are drawn. Businesses use the information to find good places to open up shop.”
Covid-19 is making the usual outreach in under-represented communities to have less impact which could end up affecting very much these disenfranchised communities in the long run. How can you help?
Take the 2020 Census if you haven’t.
Tell everyone you know to do it! IRL and social media.
Even though the Census Bureau moved the deadline to finish the Census count for October instead of July, we also need Congress to delay the deadline for state population counts, as well as the deadline for the data used for state redistricting. Ask them about it when you give them a call!
Visit https://2020census.gov to learn more and also find community outreach material.
Here are some Things That Made Me Smile this week:
Body Positive workouts at home