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Time to change the tone by doing good works
January 10, 2017
One20 Activities Planned Across the U.S. for Inauguration Day Time to change the tone by doing good works
AUSTIN, Texas—One20 is a nonpartisan initiative to do good through actions and behaviors that affirm and reinforce principles and values in our community after the polarizing 2016 presidential election. Activities are planned in cities across the country including Austin, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Miami, and Seattle.
One20 is a call to action to gather a community, agree on a good works idea, plan the work, and do the good works on January 20. Start today and encourage others to do the same.
The activities planned thus far include:
- Austin: Fundraisers to provide refugee families with laptops to learn English and for children’s school work and a group organized to pick-up trash along a bike trail
- Chicago: Friends are gathering to implement One Day: 20 Acts of Kindness
- Dallas: Collecting donations of underwear, socks, hats, and gloves in partnership for CitySquare who provides food, health, housing and outreach services to the poor
- Denver: For the homeless, putting together care packages of socks, granola bars, mints, money, gloves and other foods
Planning for additional One20 activities in other cities is underway.
Susanne Harrington, a mom and small business owner in Austin, Texas, started a Facebook group announcing One20 on November 9th, 2016. People from Austin to Dallas to Seattle to Chicago to Miami — and internationally — joined, invited friends, and offered ideas and a desire to start local efforts under the One20 umbrella. Jon Mertz, a former client and friend to Susanne and her husband, recognized that the idea could spark people to do good well beyond January 20th and is serving as co-leader of the initiative.
More about the founding of One20 in a recent article published here.
Join us on Inauguration Day and show our better side by doing good works.
One20 is using social media to keep people up to date about the initiative. There is a Facebook page: One20Today, a website: one20.today, and homes on Instagram: one20today, and Twitter: @One20Today.
One20 began after the 2016 election as a neighborhood initiative born of the desire to show one another—and our children—a degree of civility and cooperation that seemed to be slipping away. So we came together from both sides of the aisle to create One20 and inspire others to come together and make our world a little better than before.
We hope to create a national community to inspire our fellow Americans, regardless of political affiliations, and show the power of positive action.
Be the change. Join us in taking action this One20, and cause a corresponding positive ripple in your world. More information about One20 can be found here.