In The SpotlightNewsletter Highlights

as told to Kayla Conrad

Following the results of the 2016 presidential election, a group of concerned citizens banded together in common cause to answer their burning question, “Now that the presidential election is over, what can we do? How can we protect our Democracy?”

The Actions In Which We Decided To Engage were:

  • Sharing information, because information is power. 
  • Publishing a weekly online newsletter by cooperatively writing and editing our work in order to share information, which began with its first issue in April, 2017.
  • Disseminating additional information on our website and facebook page or by tweets. 
  • Attending local meetings of activist groups and notifying each other of their occurrence and what transpired
  • Encouraging each other to reach out directly to our legislators, congressional representatives and senators and to share our own personal views and opinions about the key issues of the day.

The Overarching Mission We Decided To Support

We agreed that our democracy depended on the guarantee of equal rights under the law and of freedom from discrimination. We also knew that the ideal of equality in government had always been more aspirational than we would have wanted and that the results of the 2016 presidential election posed a serious threat to these underlying ideals. Consequently, we decided to focus on Protecting Equality in Government (P.E.G.) as our mission for the weekly newsletter. We understood this mission as nonpartisan, which meant that we would not engage in party politics.

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