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So, How Can I Help?

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I’ve gotten more than my share of e-mails this morning in the wake of our fabulous CtG Roots Project, asking what folks can do to help out.  It’s one of the things that I have found so amazing about our community, and that of the progressive netroots at large — most of us want to be able to pitch and in DO something — anything — to make our nation a better place.

Well, here is your chance.  If you haven’t done so yet, you can sign up with your state ROOTS group via this e-mail address — stateproject at gmail dot com — be sure to include your state in the header, so they’ll know where you live and which group you want to join.

All it takes is one person, standing up and saying enough.  But a whole crowd of people standing up and saying "Enough, and we’d like change…" and then filling in the rest of the blanks can move mountains.  Roots do that every day — won’t you become a part of ours?

A lot of the actions needed aren’t ones that require money.  You just need a voice, some letter writing skills, a phone to call your legislator or a local radio call-in show, some good walking shoes to do some door-to-door work for a local campaign.  Whatever.  But the feeling you get from just doing something is amazing.  And the fact that you can help change this country from the roots up — invaluable. 

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Christy Hardin Smith

Christy Hardin Smith

Christy is a "recovering" attorney, who earned her undergraduate degree at Smith College, in American Studies and Government, concentrating in American Foreign Policy. She then went on to graduate studies at the University of Pennsylvania in the field of political science and international relations/security studies, before attending law school at the College of Law at West Virginia University, where she was Associate Editor of the Law Review. Christy was a partner in her own firm for several years, where she practiced in a number of areas including criminal defense, child abuse and neglect representation, domestic law, civil litigation, and she was an attorney for a small municipality, before switching hats to become a state prosecutor. Christy has extensive trial experience, and has worked for years both in and out of the court system to improve the lives of at risk children.

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