LET'S GET TO WORK: Civic action to-do list for 2-20-17

3. Speak out through USOW's Week of Action. 

Our Members of Congress will be back in their home districts Feb. 18-25th to hear from their constituents - make your voice heard! United State of Women (in partnership with JWI) is organizing a wave of thousands of grassroots-led actions, protests and meetings. Visit the Week of Action site to sign up; find local events; download the toolkit; listen to last week's tele-town hall with Senator Kirsten Gillibrand and other luminaries; and more.

2. Register for JWI's webinar on immigrant survivors of domestic violence.

The February offering from JWI's National Alliance to End Domestic Abuse will be next Monday, 2/27 at noon (ET). Read about it and register, and if you're someone who works with abuse survivors, consider joining the Alliance. (Webinars are free for members.)

1. Read up on the founding of this country and its subsequent leaders.

A few recommendations (written by women): Miracle at Philadelphia - The Story of the Constitutional Convention by Catherine Drinker Bowen; Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln by Doris Kearns Goodwin; and James Madison - A Life Reconsidered by Lynne Cheney.

And for you...

The Eastern Seaboard is expecting some unseasonably gorgeous weather this week - make the most of it and blow off some stress and steam with an outdoor stair workout that you can do anywhere. (And if the weather is lousy where you live, fortunately you can find stairs indoors, too.) Stairs too intense? Take a long walk with a like-minded friend, and talk about anything but politics!