HOW TO DISCUSS #eightdaysofgiving

Dear Person I Love :

I’m really concerned about what’s happening with our government and country, so I want to start fighting for what’s right.

How am I going to start? This season, I’m taking the “Eight Days of Giving” pledge -- I’m going to use the time, energy and money I would usually spend on buying consumer goods and gifts and direct it to the people and organizations who reject the politics of fear and misinformation and represent the pursuit of compassion and understanding.

I know I usually give you a gift this time of year, but I’d like to ask your permission to give to a progressive cause or candidate instead. It doesn’t mean I love you any less -- I just want to make sure our country is still recognizable at this time next year!

Rest assured that the best gift you can give me is to make similar contributions on my behalf. If you don’t know where to start, you can find a list of great organizations and candidates at

Here’s to a year of fighting for what’s right!