Daily Resource Highlight - 3/14/2022

Posted by on March 14, 2022 at 8:23 PM

Below are the highlights and featured resources of this past week’s Daily* Resource.

March 8, 2022 - Celebrating International Women’s Day with Our Own Shakira Mills

This month is Women’s History Month, and today is International Women’s Day. Here are some words of celebration from our Deputy Chief of Staff, Shakira Mills:

This International Women’s Day is a special one because we found that 50% of our member organizations are led by women. You can find more information on that in our 2021 Diversity Report. That means we are exceptionally proud to celebrate the women of this movement for their dedication to revitalizing our democracy and creating a healthier society. Women like these are vital to our movement, so today, and every day, we honor them. 

Happy International Women’s Day! Below are composites of many of our female organizational leaders as well as the links to their organizations’ websites. Please be sure to support their work!

(top left) Jillian Youngblood of Civic Genius

(top center) Lida Azim of America Indivisible

(top right) Amy Miller of Cities of Service

(center left) Layla Zaidane of Millennial Action Project

(center) Debilyn Molineaux of Bridge Alliance 

(center right) Margaret Heubeck of The Youth Leadership Initiative

(bottom left) Cheryl Graeves of National Institute for Civil Discourse

(bottom center) Maria Yuan of IssueVoter

(bottom right) Joan Blades of Living Room Conversations


(top left) Alex Renirire of Healthy Democracy

(top center) Yael Steiner of Civic Spirit

(top right) Jackie Salit of Independent Voting

(center left) Louise Dube of iCivics

(center) Kristen Hansen of Civic Health Project

(center right) Annafi Wahed of The Flip Side

(bottom left) Lori Augino of National Vote at Home Institute

(bottom center) Rachel Kaganoff Stern of Junior State of America Foundation

(bottom right) Shari Davis of Participatory Budgeting Project


(top left) Daniella Ballou-Aares of  Leadership Now Project

(top center) Karen Suhaka of Bill Track 50

(top right) Rebecca Trout of National Civic League

(center left) Mary-Lee Smith of Renew America Together

(center) Jody Thomas of National Foundation for Women Legislators

(center right) Sara Gifford of ActiVote

(bottom left) Sarah Bonk of Business for America

(bottom center) Susan Muller of MainStream Nation

(bottom right) Martha McCoy of Everyday Democracy


(top left) Shannon Wheatley Hartman of Interactivity Foundation

(top center) Prabha Sankaranarayan of Mediators Beyond Borders International

(top right) Jeanene Louden of CoffeePartyUSA

(center left) Pooja Di Giovanna of Davenport Institute for Public Engagement and Civic Leadership

(center) Wendy Willis of Kitchen Table Democracy

(center right) Justine Williams of Care Lab

(bottom left) Leslie Graves of Ballotpedia

(bottom center) Claire Bishop of American Public Square

(bottom right) Liz Joyner of The Village Square


(top left) Jennifer Thompson of Civil Squared

(top center) Katie Hyten of Essential Partners

(top right) Cathay Copeland of American Democracy Project

(bottom left) Jennifer Walker Thomas of Mormon Women for Ethical Government

(bottom center) Lindsay Bressman of Civic Spirit

(bottom right) Emma Petty Addams of Mormon Women for Ethical Government

March 10, 2022 - Up To Us Makes It Easy to Find Your Local Leaders

The United States is made up of thousands of governments between the city, county, state, and federal levels. It’s obvious when you think about it, but when somebody urges you to “contact  your representatives!” I’m guessing your mind goes straight to Congress, or maybe to your state representatives.

Up To Us reminds us, however, that local government plays a BIG role in our lives. They make key decisions on issues relating to taxes, public transportation, health, etc. Your vote is also more valuable to them, which means your opinion carries more weight! Up To Us’ “Get Heard Guide” will show you how to use that power by (1) helping you find their contact information and (2) giving you valuable tips on what to say (and what NOT to say) when you reach out.

And if you want to reach out to your federal or state representatives, they’ve got you covered there, too. In other words, you should bookmark the Guide for easy access when you want to reach an elected official at any level of government.

Now, if you’re eager to really get into the advocacy weeds, here are a few more opportunities (by due date):

Finally, you’ll always find a plethora of opportunities on Citizen Connect. Citizen Connect is a project of the Bridge Alliance Education Fund and provides an on-ramp for Americans to get involved with the movement on their own terms. Great events are happening every day.