Focused Volunteer Opportunities to Free Reality Winner!
~Tasks with Small Time Commitments & Basic Online Research Skills~
- Outreach: Help us by conducting simple online research of contact info for organizations in the US, Gulf Coast & nationally
- Media: Want to help us update our media list via simple online research for people’s contact information?
- Wikipedia: Are you a wiki editor who can update entries regarding Reality?
~For Those with Communications Skills or Legal Knowledge~
- Educate our Legislators: Outreach to congressional candidates & sitting members of Congress. Knowledge of Reality’s case & the Espionage Act is a plus, but anyone interested can learn. Comfort talking with people on the phone is essential
- Legal Education & Advocacy: Review court documents and write short pieces suitable for newsletter publication explaining noteworthy news as well as framing within a historical & political context. If you’re a member of the National Lawyer’s Guild or ACLU, inquire with them about making a public statement of concern about RW’s case. What progressive legal orgs are you a part of that you could try to make some headway with attention to this case? Write about it in their newsletters, . . .
~Can you write Letters to the Editor or an Op Ed?~
- Letters to the Editor: Can you write Letters to the Editor (LTE)? They are more likely to be published when they are hinging on current events and news headlines. Also, note that some of the larger news publications with national reach do not require that you are a resident within their area to publish a LTE. When your letters are published please notify us so that we can share it to help raise awareness & use it as an example to encourage others to do the same.
- Op Eds: We need to insert Reality’s name into every conversation we can. We have not received the national press coverage needed over the past 2 years to sufficiently help raise more awareness and get our politicians & other government officials talking about her case, or to even say her name. Your pieces do not need to be entirely about Reality but it is important is that we get her name into publications. When your piece is published please notify us so that we may publicize it.
~Call for Artists and the Creative~
Artists: We are always looking for new images, graphic design, memes, visual inspiration, etc… Videographers and those of you with basic video editing skills can always help with new awareness videos & such. Check out our current Images & Memes and Photo Album for resources or create something entirely new! We’d love to help you with direction, further resources or answer your questions – just contact us. Also, check out “A Volunteer’s Artistic Inquiry into the Case of Reality Winner“!
Many Hands Make Light Work
Each of these volunteering opportunities can be accomplished with a relatively small time commitment on your part. They are specific tasks that have already been outlined, strategized and mostly can be done online from anywhere. Depending upon the task you would likely be working in collaboration and under the direction of a team member already addressing the particular area. We just need your help to accomplish them. Of course we are also always open for new ideas!
Contact us now with your interest, experience/skills or questions!
As she was being driven away from the federal courthouse, Reality threw a peace sign to the world. Tuesday was the 1st hearing that supporters have attended & we may have uplifted her spirits!
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This is an awesome resource for people who want to do something positive, constructive, to help Reality (and therefore support whistleblowers as a whole). Thank you for this beautiful work.
I’d like to offer my skills as a former newspaper copyeditor. I noticed some grammar issues and unnecessary words in the Lippy Libby blog.
Excellent! Thank you! I will link you and Liz so that you can work together to make sure all articles for Reality are top quality!
I have several members of the news media that might be helpful to Reality and your needs. Also, a member of Concerned Citizens with over 15,000 members. This group has been successful in indictments against as well as convivitions of a Corner, District Attorney, Mayor, Mayor’s Clerk, Ex-Sheriff’s Federal indictments as well as vast amounts of Mass Media Investigative Journalist that helped us in the above-mentioned members of the area in which I reside. I can and will put and or call and write on her behalf to get at least a few to possibly do a story as well as work on social media.
I can write. I’ll do anything I can to help this young woman. I’m not a legal scholar, nor am I a IT person, but I can write – I’d like to be a journalist; my life just took a different turn. I’m willing to do whatever i can.
Hi – Do you have any folks already working for you in the Chicago area? If so, would you help me get in contact with them? If not, what is a good first step here. Thanks.