Monday, March 13, 2017

March 13

Today, we're going to be reviewing books by minority writers. My assignment to you is Yishun Lai's Not a Self-Help Book: The Misadventures of Marty Wu. Click on the title to follow the link.

Check out this video:


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Saturday, March 4, 2017

March 4

Today, it's the department of the interior!

https://www.doi.gov/contact-us

Thursday, March 2, 2017

March 2

Time to contact the White House!

https://www.whitehouse.gov/contact

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

March 1

Another easy one today. Just take that same letter and contact your senator. Most of this writing is easy, and it should take just a few moments a day. Those moments however when repeated again and again, change the world

https://www.senate.gov/general/contact_information/senators_cfm.cfm?OrderBy=state

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

February 28

Okay, a short note about Dakota Access Pipeline to our congressional representative, the one you write yesterday. Here's where you find where to contact yours.

http://www.whoismyrepresentative.com/

Monday, February 27, 2017

February 27

We're changing it now and writing to elected and appointed officials. Check it out below. Watch the video!



Really we're going to be writing a boiler plate today. We're going to send a short and powerful letter to multiple places, so write yours here!

Let's focus on the Dakota Access Pipeline.

Sunday, February 26, 2017

February 26

Write to Larry Mantel (or your own favorite)! Watch the video below!


Saturday, February 25, 2017

February 25

We're going to try our hand at the television news. Check out the video!




Friday, February 24, 2017

February 24

Let's keep it rolling. We're talking about the Dakota Access Pipeline!

Watch the video.

If you are getting this on your email, you might not be seeing that there is always a video portion of this. Come on by the website and check it out.


Thursday, February 23, 2017

February 23

We continue on with our letter writing campaign. Here is today's focus. Take just five minutes and write a quick one.

This newspaper is the Claremont Courier, which is my hometown newspaper.

Talk about focusing. It's a small readership, but again, it's devoted. People are going to actually read your work and you have a good chance of getting a read.

Again, we're talking about the need for infrastructure improvements because of global climate change.

Here's the article to reference:

https://www.claremont-courier.com/articles/news/t2217rain

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

February 22

I don't think it will be necessary to do another video for a couple of days since the instruction is about the same.

The difference is that we're going to focus on smaller and smaller newspapers. These small town papers are read by people who are passionate for them. There might be a smaller readership, but you have an audience that cares.

So today is a little smaller. The Long Beach Press telegram: http://www.presstelegram.com/

Specifically, let's talk about infrastructure in reference to the article:

Timber! More than 300 trees fell during storm in Long Beach


Good writing. Your work has been amazing!

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

February 21

Watch this video first!


Here's the new article from the LA Times: http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-california-storm-20170221-story.html

Again, I'm going to talk about the need for infrastructure improvement and bring in global climate change! This much rain and wind is really going to affect our roads, bridges, and dams.

Monday, February 20, 2017

February 20

All right we are back on!

We are writing letters today.

Not poems, letters.

These are going to be letters to the editor. See down below for our topic.


Try to keep them short, maybe 200-300 words at the very most. Just a quick note so we can get attention on our subject.

We're going to talk about the need for infrastructure improvements in California so incidents like what is happening in Oroville doesn't happen in more places.

The point of this is that we'll be able to talk about the fact that bad weather IS going to happen more and more. It's kind of a subversive discussion about global climate change. I will have my letter up tomorrow morning. The new post will go up in the afternoon.

Ideally, we'll all send it to the same place (The LA Times) with the hope that one of us will publish.

Put your letter down below and we will workshop it.

Here's the link to send it to:

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Tomorrow!

Okay, the process needed more revamping than I had expected, but we are going to relaunch again tomorrow!