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How to Make an Effective Public Comment

ToolkitUnited StatesJenny Shalant

Whether you’re ready to submit a written comment or state your case at a hearing, these talking points, scripting guidelines, and other tips will help you make the most of your airtime.

How to Apply for a Discretionary Federal Grant

How-ToUnited StatesMikyla Reta, Sasha Forbes, AICP
Follow these tips to help your community access environmental justice grants and other infrastructure funding opportunities offered by the federal government.

Cómo solicitar una subvención federal discrecional

How-ToUnited StatesMikyla Reta, Sasha Forbes, AICP
Sigue estos consejos para ayudar a tu comunidad a acceder a subvenciones de justicia medioambiental y otras oportunidades de financiación de infraestructuras ofrecidas por el gobierno federal.

How to Protest Safely

How-ToUnited StatesCourtney Lindwall

Taking to the streets is a way to both lift our spirits and to effect real change. But before you head out, read these tips on how to stay vigilant, protest respectfully, and keep your community’s safety in mind.

To Vote Early, Start Here

How-ToUnited States

Your state probably allows early in-person or absentee voting. What are you waiting for?

Protect Your Community from “Bomb Trains”

How-ToUnited States, Gibbstown, Maryland, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, PhiladelphiaNicole Greenfield, Amanda MacMillan

Trains carrying highly explosive fossil fuels barrel through unsuspecting communities every day. Is yours one of them?

Cómo proteger a tu comunidad de “trenes-bomba”

How-ToUnited States, Gibbstown, Maryland, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, PhiladelphiaNicole Greenfield, Amanda MacMillan
25 millones de estadounidenses residen a lo largo de rutas ferroviarias que transportan crudo -- ¿te encuentras entre ellos? Infórmate aquí sobre tus opciones y derechos.

How to Argue with People You Know and Love—IRL

How-ToUnited StatesMarie Beecham

Disagreements these days can escalate quickly, but with the wisdom to know what to say and how to say it—and the courage to nurture meaningful dialogue—your efforts will be worthwhile. Here are a few tips.