It's the election: Stay informed, supported and connected

Contact: Karen Wood

If you're feeling stressed about the election, we've got you. Here are resources and events to help.

It’s been a wild semester, Bearcats, and now the 2020 election is upon us. Here are some ways for you to stay informed, de-stress, support one another and your communities, and stay involved and in touch over the next several days. This has been an extraordinarily contentious election season and no matter where you are on the political spectrum, some extra care is in order. We hope that the resources offered below will provide you with information, support and connection.

Take care of yourself

These resources may help you manage any anxiety you may be experiencing in the days before, during and after the election.

Gather

  • Whether you are wanting to watch the returns or avoid the election altogether, do it with some friends on Zoom or appropriately distanced in person. Everything is better with company.
  • Debrief what you’re experiencing with others on Zoom:

Be informed

Show up

  • Seek to support already existing community organizations such as CAUSA and BLM.
  • Carefully consider how to leverage your resources and knowledge for wisely and effectively demonstrating for causes you believe in. Here’s a reminder of what that looks like, from a previous post this semester: How to protest safely.
  • Prepare for the possibility of post-election chaos: Hold the Line; A guide for defending democracy. A resource written by progressive activists committed to nonviolence.

Stay in dialogue

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