Published: Thursday, 16 July 2020
As the Fourth of July approaches, the barrage of nightly fireworks around many of our neighborhoods only seems to get louder. If you're a pet owner, you might spend your nights worried about how they’ll react to the loud explosions, and the holiday might cause more anxiety than excitement. Here are a few quick tips to help keep your pets safe and calm amidst the chaos outside.
1. Research & Learn
Listen to Spotify Podcasts, watch YouTube Documentaries and follow leaders of informed groups. Our ASI Executive Officers have already compiled a list of resources for you to learn about the current issues going on right now. You can choose to read, donate, shop black-owned businesses, sign petitions, watch videos, or listen to conversations being held in the present about pressing issues.
2. Promote Voter Registration
Go to vote.org and make sure you’re registered to vote in the 2020 election. Share the link on your social media platforms and talk about in with your friends and family. Help others and you make informed decisions.
Important Voting Reminders
- Check your voter registration (especially if you moved!)
- Request a vote-by-mail ballot
- Sign up for election reminders
- Fill out your 2020 Census
3. Make your Voice Heard
Write letters to your California Congressional Representatives and Senators letting them know what you want to see change in coming years. Make your message personal, stating issues and concerns that matter to you and have an impact on your life.
Topics to endorse in a letter to your Congressional Representative:
- H.R.5717 - Gun Violence Prevention and Community Safety Act of 2020
- H.R.6666 - COVID-19 Testing, Reaching, And Contacting Everyone (TRACE) Act>
Topics to endorse in a letter to your Senator(s):
Email template:<pDear (Representative/Senator), I am writing to ask you to vote for (insert bill number and name). I am a (insert year and major) student from Long Beach State University, and this affects me (insert the impact this will have on your future or your present). I believe this should be passed into law because (insert your reason here). Thank you for your time.
Website to Email your Letter to:
- Find your Congressional Representative to email
- Senator Diane Feinstein’s email
- Senator Kamala Harris’ email
For more information go to congress.gov for an updated list of the top ten bills to support each Monday.
Get informed and become involved in making change in our society today, tag us @csulbasi with your letters, education and voting updates!