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June 30, 2023

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Monthly Calls To Action

Every month, find quick actions to advocate & boost grassroots legislation & organizations.

Hi Friends!

Summer is here, the kids are twisted around my ankles, and I’ve got a new time-saver for you!

I know you are juggling A LOT OF STUFF. Plus, keeping track of legislation-in-progress – it’s all hard to keep track of!

If you find yourself running in circles, signing the same petition multiple times, sending duplicate advocacy letters to senators, and registering for the same events over and over again.



While I can’t help you manage ALL THE CALLS TO ACTION EVER, I *can* compile hot-button youth-focused initiatives and help you stay in the loop.


And so – voilà! A simple Quick Action list for July!

We’re able to pull this all together thanks to the research and coordination of our fellow LBT member, Shannon Brescher Shea, climate activist and author of the parenting book, Growing Sustainable Together (Bookshop afflink).
Now you won’t have to plow though a cluttered feed of newsletters, wondering -‘ wait, did I send an advocay letter yet?’ No longer will you sign the same petition four times!
Everybody give Shannon a big appreciative round of cheers!
Visit the Quick Action page, and be sure to add your own ideas!

“I was nervous that I wouldn’t have time to do everything.

And I didn’t! But it turned out that it was fine for me to miss activities and to come to the live discussions when there were videos I hadn’t watched yet, because the collective explicitly says that there’s no such thing as being behind.

There isn’t pressure to finish or perfect everything right now, this week, or this summer.

Instead, there’s the expectation that we will all circle back around with new insight in the future, so there are many chances to notice something you need to think about, plan, or do and to set that observation aside so you can pick it up again later.”

– Jillian W.

Coming up next:

Next week, I’ll be back with a new dismantling supremacy discussion for us to unpack together.

With you,

– Ashia

PS: Line Leaders Summer Camp is back for our Charlottesville peeps! Find out how to request a pop-up camp in your city.

PPS: Join the chat group, where we’re sharing resources on breaking cycles of generational trauma.

PPPPS: Kick off summer with a good tiny habit – the next Accountabili-Buddies Challenge starts July 1st.


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Weekly Check-Ins

Group Discussion

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Little Wins

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Collaboration Laboratory

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Friday Failure Party

What did you mess up this week?
Let's talk about what we learned!

Self-Care Challenge

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