Be Kind — No Hate

Fight For Justice And Equality For All

"We ourselves feel that what we are doing is just a drop in the ocean. But the ocean would be less because of that missing drop." — Mother Teresa

Learn

Keep yourself informed about the world around you. Do not trust the sound bites, but instead dig deeper and get perspectives from multiple sources. This is the only way to see through lies and bias.

There are of course many important topics to keep abreast of. Just one is: Fake News: How Not To Get Duped.

More articles — New links are added on a regular basis.

Act - Speak Up

Hearing hate speech or racism may shock and surprise us so much that we don't know how to react. A very smart friend suggested that simply responding with, "That is inappropriate." is often effective. It may lead to a discussion that everyone will learn from.

What is important is that we do speak up and defend equality and tolerance for all.

Ideas and examples

Contact our elected officials

Contacting our elected officials by email, letter, or phone can have an impact on the descisions that they make and change our future for the better.

How to contact our elected officials

Vote

Democracy requires active citizens. Informed thoughtful thinking changes the world we live in, but only if we vote.

How to register to vote

Register to vote in Illinois

Write letters to our newspapers

A letter to the editor can inform and change minds. A short and to the point letter is often the most effective.

How to write a good letter and where to send it