While almost everything is shut down, postponed, canceled, or delayed, it seems as though we can’t function anymore. When the only thing you can do is go to the grocery store, it seems easy for people to forget they can still make a change in the world. In a time when things can seem discouraging, you can still do things to better your future. It’s simpler than what you may expect and in some cases, may have more of an impact. Although we are all inside (and probably under the covers), there’s a way to still reach people and make others (I’m your community or in government) think about the actions and laws affecting this country. Here are six ways to have your voice heard and create change during this quarantine.
1). Use your social media
Post statuses, tweets, pictures, articles, create videos; this may seem obvious since our society has become so digital-base, but people genuinely don’t know how powerful their presence can be on social media (in a positive way).
2). Email your news sources, local and national
Whether it’s NBC, CBS, ABC, or publications like The Huffington Post and The New York Times, there’s a way to send news tips on by phone or email.
3). The comment section is your friend
If you’re watching YouTube videos or looking at a page you follow on social media, most likely you’ll see people leaving hundreds of comments by the minute. Leaving a comment could spark public interest and create change amongst other people.
4). Inform the masses....via group chat
Whether you have the GroupMe app or just have a group chat amongst your friends, you can still let them know what’s going on in the world and the issues affecting them.
5). Join groups and follow pages speaking to your issues
I know a lot of social media groups and pages can be a breeding ground for hoteps, but if you do your research, you can definitely find groups that support and uplift those who are unspoken for.
6). Create your own platform
If you can’t beat them, join them! It takes $100 or less to start your own podcast or blog. It also takes zero dollars to even start your own social media account to share information. You can tailor the page to your liking and speak on issues that are affecting your community.
(cover photo source: Vanity Fair)
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