In the wake of concerns about the COVID-19 outbreak, we urge everyone to stay safe and listen to the guidance from reputable sources. Right now, that means staying home away from activities and gatherings you might ordinarily attend.
That doesn't mean that the concerns of the Convention of States Project are on hold. Those that oppose our liberties are using this latest crisis to seize more power for Washington, D.C.
But what can we do? Thanks to our digital age, we aren't stuck without a voice. Here are a few things you can do to keep up the conversation with others even while you are at home:
1. Social Media
Instead of getting carried away with panic about the pandemic, share with people that it's times like these that remind us of who we care about most: our family, our friends, our neighbors, our fellow Americans.
Be a uniter. When people realize that you care about your neighbor, not your party, they will be much more open to what you have to say about Convention of States.
2. Phone Calls
Just because we can't directly interact with people doesn't mean we can't talk to them. Call a friend you haven't spoken with in a while. Don't just talk about the weather. Talk about the things that matter, including things that will bring Americans closer together in their local communities and states. These are the very things the Convention of States Project stands for.
3. Video Chats
People are social. During this time of isolation, they will miss the details of interactions that audio and text alone can't convey. But thanks to FaceTime, Skype, and a host of other free options, it's easier than ever to get that face-to-face interaction without leaving the house.
Staying at home may change how we interact, but it doesn't have to stop our message.