Action Items This Week

FOR THE WEEK OF 7/27/20

This week, doctors head to DC to help ease Americans’ fears, volunteer to help re-elect President Trump, stop new taxes before they start, push your school boards to open schools, call your Senators, and the Gettysburg Address for a civics lesson with your kids.

Watch and Share the America’s Frontline Doctors Summit in DC

Monday and Tuesday of this week, America’s Frontline Doctors Summit, a summit with doctors from around the country, that we helped to organize, is taking place in DC. The overall theme of the summit is to help ease the fears of Americans about reopening the economy and schools by highlighting treatment options, dispelling myths and lies, etc.

Please watch the summit events on Facebook and Youtube, and help us share it and get the word out about it – during and afterward. We already have a recording of Monday morning’s broadcast.

Volunteer for Tea Party Patriots Citizens Fund GOTV Project

Would you like to volunteer to fill out postcards to voters in critical swing states, urging them to vote for President Trump? If so, please sign up here!

Contact Your Local & State Governments to Say No Tax Increases

Read this article for information about how local and state governments are using the economic shutdowns they implemented as excuses for raising taxes. Then, contact your local and state governments to tell them NO to increased taxes.

City
Depending on your local government structure, you may need to call the Mayor’s office, or the city council members, or a city manager.

State
For your state government, call your legislators and your Governor.

Reopening Schools

Again, if you haven’t yet, please download this sample letter, customize it appropriately, and send it to your school board members to urge them to reopen the schools.

Call Both of Your Senators & Email the White House

It doesn’t matter if you have Republican or Democrat Senators, both parties need to hear from their constituents. Call both of your Senators and email the White House with the following messages:

  • The supplemental unemployment payments must be allowed to expire on July 31, and
  • We must have a payroll tax cut through the end of the year in any new legislation that is passed to address coronavirus.

Our country cannot afford to pay people more stay at home than to go back to work. And, if continue the supplemental payments, America will create 13 million fewer jobs and there will be no economic recovery.

Use this online contact form to email the White House.

Make Real Civics Education a Priority Again

Keep an eye out every week for a new activity or book or lesson to bring real civics back to our children.

This week, read the Gettysburg Address with your kids or grandkids, and use the following questions to spur your family discussion. For older children, you can also listen to this discussion between Hillsdale College President Dr. Arnn and Hugh Hewitt about the Emancipation Proclamation and the Gettysburg Address.

  1. Why did Lincoln give this address? What was going on at the time?
  2. What can we understand about Lincoln’s interpretation of the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution from the Gettysburg Address?

You can find the text of the Gettysburg Address here.

You can find the Hillsdale College discussion here.

You can find the PDF version of this lesson here.