In the last month, our lives have been changed in ways that we might never have imagined.
Our levels of anxiety are high.
While we’re staying at home as much as possible, it can be difficult. It’s important to develop and implement a stay-at-home routine that involves self-care, good nutrition (most of the time), and checking in with friends and family.
It’s also extremely important to take care of our community right now.
Some of our neighbors rely on food pantries, for example, and with the Trump administration poised to cut Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits (formerly known as food stamps) on April 1, food pantries like Harry Chapin Food Bank are in need of help.
While we must all take personal responsibility for our actions, we rely on members of our community to take equal responsibility in order to mitigate the effects of the coronavirus / COVID19 pandemic.
We are personally doing everything we can to protect ourselves and our families. But it is also evident that our elected officials are not.
Instead of heeding the advice of public health officials and making data-driven decisions, our elected officials at the County, State, and Federal level are timid. Many are placing profits over the lives of people.
You know that saying: “Elections have consequences." Well, we’re seeing, firsthand, how electing the wrong people results in governmental aid being distributed based on favoritism versus need.
What You Can Do
Now, more than ever, we must push #ForwardTogether to work on electing true leaders.
Rest assured, Collier County Democrats are hard at work despite the pandemic. While our Gala and other in-person activities are on hold, there's lots that you can do to help if you're stuck at home--such as
We’ve already sent out over 1,500 post cards and more have been ordered. We’ll be setting up phone banks so you can call fellow Democrats from your own home and talk to them about the upcoming election.
As we continue this period of social distancing, we still need to stay connected. We’ll be using a digital meeting platform to stay in touch.
Keep an eye out for an email in the next few days for more details about volunteer opportunities and checking-in, digitally.
Do This Right Away
If you need something quick to do
, register for your Vote-by-Mail ballot so you won’t have to worry about going to the polls in August or November.
Click the button below to request your Vote By Mail Ballot Request Form: