March 24, 2020
Inspiring Women and 5 Actions for You.
Last week we talked about your act of love -- social distancing -- and how powerful our collective act of staying in and staying apart is. Thank you again.
This week, we are celebrating women who are leading with kindness. These three members of the Vote Run Lead family will inspire you. And, we’ve got five doable actions for you to be kind to yourself and to others.
Tishaura Jones, City Treasurer, St. Louis, MO
As the City Treasurer of St. Louis, one of her first acts was to suspend parking tickets, turn off all the meters, and freeze penalties. We are inspired by Tishaura's continued leadership in implementing the calls to action from the Ferguson Commission. She has moved financial literacy classes to Facebook Live and is providing weekly live chats where she shares resources for those who can't pay their bills.
Genevieve Thiers, Singer and Tech Entrepreneur
Not only did Genevieve put on a live concert for her Chicago neighbors and social media family, she is the creator of #TechYourself, a guide for campaigns to ramp up their digital skills fast. This week, the caregiving company she founded, Sitter City, partnered with Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot to offer free access for health care workers and first responders to connect with trusted, vetted care-givers. Love it.
Jessica Gonzalez-Rojas, Candidate, NY Assembly
Jessica has some of the best emails I've seen from a current candidate. She uses a tool called Action Network and her email, website, and live events are full of infographics and are multilingual. PRO-TIP: She taps experts from the neighborhood, including last week’s session with an epidemiologist, a home-school expert, and a mental health professional. Great best practices! [*VoteRunLead does not support or endorse candidates.]
2 parties, 1 Tweet, DJ D-Nice, and a lot self-love.
- NOW. Tweet your Senators to support paid leave, with PL+US.
- TONIGHT. Watch Party of the NETFLIX Documentary Knock Down the House, with Run for Something.
- TOMORROW NIGHT. Couch Party to register 50,000 voters live, with When We All Vote that will end with a DJ D-Nice dance party!
- ANY TIME. Three free meditation apps: Calm, Smiling Mind, and Stop Breathe Think.
- ALL DAY. Two sites offering FREE yoga classes: Core Power Yoga and Down Dog.
Watch Party: Knock Down the House with Run for Something TONIGHT AT 7pm.
Fun Fact: Cori Bush, one of three women featured in Knock Down the House, is a fellow Vote Run Lead alumna. While Cori came up short in the race featured here, she is running again and wrote about why she is back at it for Refinery29, as part of Vote Run Lead’s #RunAsYouAre 20-City training in 2019.
TOMORROW Join When We All Vote for a kick-off call at 6:00pm ET via Facebook! Don't have Facebook? No problem, join via Zoom!
They will do a quick run-through of how to get you set-up on their texting platform. Then, help reach 50,000+ voters by texting until 9:00 pmET. You will stay updated throughout the evening on your progress. And tune in to the When We All Vote Facebook Live at 6:30 pmET, where rapper and producer DJ D-Nice will play a live set while you text away!