Resources

Internet Self-Defense for Women

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Your DGB for today is to share this guide with the women in your life:

https://www.vpnmentor.com/blog/the-empowering-internet-safety-guide-for-women/

 

This guide is THOROUGH.

It will even give you an easily shareable pop up to post on your social media. Online harassment is rampant these days and we can use all the help we can get.

 

Caring for the Elderly

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Your DGB for today is to compile and share resources for younger generations to care for the older people in our lives.

They cuddle grandchildren and great-grandchildren, they have all the best stories, and they say whatever they want. Our seniors are treasured parts of our communities, but eventually they need our help. Perhaps you have an elderly loved one for whom you are providing care. Perhaps your elderly loved one is implicating a sitting president in multiple federal crimes on national television. https://www.cnn.com/2018/05/02/politics/giuliani-hannity-comey/index.html

The circumstances aren’t important. These people still need our support. 

Find diverse resources you may not have known about below:

 

https://www.agingcare.com/articles/10-government-programs-caregivers-can-access-for-their-elderly-parents-120513.htm

 

https://www.alz.org/

 

https://www.dailygrabback.com/health-and-mental-health-resources/

 

So, whether you have a gentle, aging grandparent who isn’t able to live independently, or a verbally abusive racist uncle who works* in the Trump administration**, make sure our elderly citizens have access to the care they need.


 

*used loosely

 

**as of this writing; subject to change

 

What’s the Cost of Living?

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Your DGB for today is to discover the true cost of living in your area.

Tell me if you’ve heard this one: “Poor people should try cutting back on expenses.” This slice of profound wisdom is usually coupled with pearls like having too many kids/iPhones/cigarettes/luxury cars is the reason people can’t afford housing or health care. And it sure seems like everyone is staring down at a smartphone these days, amirite? So what are the economic facts when it comes to living a modest life in our country? Are people really spending too much on avocado toast? The EPI has compiled massive amounts of data about the cost-of-living in the U.S. and were nice enough to create a handy calculator to tell you what it takes to afford a decent life where you live. The results may surprise you.

Here is the calculator: https://www.epi.org/resources/budget/

Looking up what it takes to get by will likely inspire you to agree that our workers need a raise. The Brookings Institute states that after adjusting for inflation, wages are only 10% higher than they were in the 1970s. Follow up the Grab today by supporting organizations like Fight for $15 that works to increase Federal, state and local minimum wage requirements to $15 an hour. You can support unions by buying their products, telling your politicians to vote for their requests and boycotting companies that treat workers poorly.

 

The American Dreamers

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Your DGB for today is to support organizations that in turn support Dreamers.

Taking a break from the laborious tasks of incoherent Tweeting, speaking at self-serving rallies, and pretending to load pickup truck cabs with hurricane-relief supplies, our President recently announced his intentions for the future of DACA. Yesterday we asked you to contact Congress and get their help protecting Dreamers. Today we would like you to help those that are going to be on the front lines defending those Dreamers and be prepared to share information with anyone who needs it.

We have compiled a list of organizations that provide legal help and other resources here:

https://www.dailygrabback.com/immigration-resources/. Please find one that you can support. Also, please update your personal resource list with immigration help resources so you can connect those that will need it.

Please start and don’t stop: talking, posting, commenting, sharing and Tweeting about DACA and Dreamers. These kids are the future of our country and our world.

Grab back and preserve a dream!