Calling representatives is frequently characterized as an accessible form of direct action. Perhaps this apparent ease explains why calling campaigns circulate so regularly on social media. However, for anyone who experiences social anxiety calling may not be such an easy task.
Which is why Echo Through the Fog’s How to call your reps when you have social anxiety is a terrific addendum to the “We’re His Problem Now” Calling Sheet. This illustrated instructional guide walks a person through concrete steps to both achieve the goal of calling while managing and embracing one’s anxiety.
Published on 9 November 2016, Slate’s “How to Channel Your Post-Election Anger, Sadness, and Fear Into Action” was one of the first comprehensive post-election to-do lists to be shared. The list contains areas of interest—reproductive rights, representation of women in government, climate, Islamophobia, freedom of press, bridging cultural divides, income inequality, immigration, hunger and poverty, and (my favorite) the future of liberal governance—each with a couple manageable action items.
Dividing the work in terms of subject allows the user to pick and choose, based on one’s interest and/or comfort. The list, by no means comprehensive, also demonstrates the breadth of the impact of Trump’s presidency.
PDF print-out of the web page here: how-liberals-can-channel-their-post-election-anxiety-into-action.