civic duty

The purpose of this section is to:

  • hold myself accountable,
  • focus on what I can do as an individual in order to combat anxiety about what I cannot do on my own,
  • and encourage others to take action when they are so inspired.

In no way is it intended to:

  • self-congratulate or posture myself as a Good Citizen/Ally/Liberal/etc,
  • shame others for “not doing as much”,
  • or compete with other active participants in our democracy who are doing as much or more.

This is a nation, not a contest. Whatever you do, do it thoughtfully, wholeheartedly, and bravely; and know you aren’t alone.