Below is a useful guest column written by our Bellingham Sister Group member, Eowyn Savela. We will featuring their useful steps outlining how to take action with Missoula Rises.
Step One to Taking Action
Since the election, everyone is talking about taking action and asking you to act, too.*
Let’s take a step back- maybe you’re not sure where to start or are feeling overwhelmed?
The world feels a bit topsy-turvy in the worst sort of way right now. And then on top of it, many people are telling you to call this person and sign this petition and donate here. It can be easy to get stuck at inaction from feeling overwhelmed.
Whatever your level of political activism has been, it’s time to take it up two notches. Our best chance to protect the rights and freedoms we have fought for over the last generations is to make your voice heard. If we all do a little, it will add up to a lot. You can do it. You must.
You need to be up to speed on what’s happening in order to decide what actions to take. One of the challenges is that the media is often biased, both to the right and to the left.
Here are the least biased news sources:
Along with the neutral sites, try adding in a few sites that lean slightly left and some that lean slightly right to get a sense of the whole picture.
Avoid sites that are extremely biased or flat out false. Here’s some tips for spotting fake news: https://www.facebook.com/OnTheMedia/photos/a.387472483954.163900.29904868954/10154644795343955/?type=3&theater
Here are some known fake news sites to avoid: http://www.snopes.com/2016/01/14/fake-news-sites/
That’s step one. Pay attention, watch your sources. Stay tuned for step two.
*For why you should take action see: