Americans of Conscience Checklist Week of August 19, 2018

 -Submitted by Judy Sullivan, USH Social Justice Chair

Americans of Conscience Checklist Week of August 19, 2018

By Jen HofmannPlease keep looking for the good and celebrate what’s going well. We’re right here with you!

Good news: Decent people everywhere are speaking up and working together. Just look.


  • When We All Vote, a non-partisan group devoted to voting rights and responsibilities, is launching a September 22-29 Week of Action in honor of the Voting Rights Act.




  • Facebook, Apple, Spotify, and YouTube remove Alex Jones and InfoWars content from their sites.
  • The Boston Globe calls for a coordinated response to questions of media credibility.

Groups and organizations

News with heart

  • How a photographer, a great dog, and close community kept my friend from falling 2000 feet into the sea (story and video)–and are funding her medical expenses too.
  • Chicagoans sent hundreds of coloring books to women in prison just because.
  • The Veterans Service Corps is working on the US-Mexico border to create a 3-pronged plan to: walk immigrants to US soil to legally claim asylum, help deported veterans, and sponsor families in the US.
  • Master beekeeper Julia Mahood is teaching women at Georgia’s Arrendale State Prison to become beekeepers both for future jobs and experiencing community.
  • The Angry Tias and Abuelas have been making trips to the US-Mexico border with backpacks filled with food, clothes, and other supplies to many of those seeking asylum who have little to nothing.
  • After completing his sentence, a Tennessee man restored his voting rights In time to vote in the May 2018 primaries and is helping educate others on how to restore their rights.