Each year, Ohio University honors the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. We honor Dr. King for his work toward racial equality and justice for all people and for his dedication to nonviolence.
Join the Center for Campus & Community Engagement and take part in a letter writing campaign to your local, state, and/or national representatives about current issues that matter to you.
How to Participate:
1) Identify What Issues Matter To You.
The links below offer the top nonpartisan priority issues.
- Legislative Priorities in Ohio: https://www.lwvohio.org/takeaction
- National Legislative Priorities: https://www.lwv.org/take-action
You may also want to find out what will be on your ballot this spring:
Curious if your news sources about the issues that matter to you are accurate and unbiased? Check out the chart below and learn more from nonpartisan organization AllSides: https://www.allsides.com/media-bias/media-bias-ratings
2) Identify Your Elected Officials.
To find your local, state, and national elected officials:
3) Call, Email, Or Write To Your Elected Officials.
You can decide how you prefer to contact your elected official. The essential things to include are:
1. Your name and zipcode so they know you live in their district,
2. The issue or specific piece of legislation you are concerned about AND what you want them to do about it, and
3. A statement about why it matters to you.
4) Report Your Impact
Register to this GivePulse event to record your participation and use the Add Impact button to upload a screenshot, PDF, or photo of your communication or confirmation letter.
Participation fulfills Civic Milestones for students enrolled in the Guarantee + program.
- Have you been exposed to someone who has been diagnosed with COVID-19? See the CDC’s risk assessment guidance.
- Do you have symptoms consistent with COVID-19? Symptoms can include a cough or shortness of breath or at least two of the following: Fever, Chills, Repeated shaking with chills, Muscle pain, Headache, Sore throat, New loss of taste or smell. See the CDC’s symptom information.