How can you learn more, get involved, and take action during the COVID-19 pandemic?
The digital age means that, even during a much needed period of social distancing, you can take action and impact the world around you. Action Button empowers you to use the power of your civic voice – wherever you are. We are creating collections of actions designed to allow you to learn about COVID-19, maintain and better your mental health, reach out to legislators and MPs, support groups leading the global response, and even volunteer remotely to continue making a difference. If you would like to use this COVID-19 Toolkit with your content, please click here.
Speaking directly with your legislators (U.S. & U.K)
Using the below Action Button, you can send an email directly to your state legislators in the U.S. or MP(s) in the U.K. Discuss your view on current and proposed responses, economic legislation and other critical elements of COVID-19 policy. Your voice is vital in shaping policy. Take action now to make a difference.
Support the organizations that are leading the global response
Non-profits and NGOs are working across the world to help contain the spread of this pandemic. These groups rely on the support of the public to fund their work. Now, more than ever, these groups are in need of financial support. Consider giving – any amount helps ensure these vital services are there to fight crises like the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
How can you work to maintain mental health during this incredibly stressful time?
Have you developed a plan to maintain, or improve, you mental health during COVID-19? With over 40% of Americans ordered to stay home whenever possible by their local or state government, the need for social distancing means isolation for millions of people. We have collected resources in Action Button to help you maintain your mental health, gathering tips from the World Health Organization and other experts. Collective action and support are key at a time like this. If you’ve developed a plan, be sure to share it with your friends, family and social network.
Virtual volunteering is an incredible way to stay connected and make a real difference.
You can also take action to help local, national, and global organizations – all without ever leaving home. Virtual volunteering is a powerful way to impact the issues and causes you can most about. From forest conservation to mentoring – and everything in between – virtual volunteering has the opportunities you want. Take action today.
If you would like to use Action Button in your COVID-19 content, check out our COVID-19 Toolkit.
Additional COVID-19 resources
We’ve gathered resources from trusted sources and partners within our COVID-19 Action Buttons.
Health & medical information on COVID-19:
Canadian Government Health info on COVID-19
Centers for Disease Control resource page
Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center
National Health Service (UK) COVID-19 information
World Health Organization resource page
Global funds for COVID-19 relief:
United Nations/World Health Organization COVID-19 Fund
Economic resources for COVID-19:
Canadian government financial assistance
Facebook Small Business COVID-19 Fund
Small Business Administration COVID-19 Resources
Partners leading the COVID-19 response:
Direct Relief Coronavirus Response
Feeding America Food Bank Locator
International Medical Corps Coronavirus Response
Tour Support (Mental health resource for musicians and touring crews)
World Central Kitchen #ChefsForAmerica