Alright, so you’ve got your non-biased news sources and you’re keeping up with things- nice! Now it’s time for step two: homework.
I know, you already have a busy life, and you’ve just upped your news intake on top of that. The thing is, you won’t be able to make effective or meaningful actions until you fully understand the situation.
First, the basics.
- Here’s a nice civics brush up.
- These gamified civics lessons are aimed at students, but look like fun for any age. Bonus- they’re an initiative of retired Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor.
- And here’s a handy post of our own about how the local Democratic party works.
Next, you might be wondering how this happened.
- Here are a couple reading lists to help understand:
- This book was a finalist for the non-fiction National Book Award this year:
- And if you never got around to this book, now’s the time: http://barryglassner.com/the_cul…
While we’re at it, we need to understand how to be better allies, too. Don’t forget the kids.
Putting a few of these books on reserve at the library is a great way to go. Get reading!
Missed step one? Read it here.
Ready for step three? Read it here.