I'm angry. I'm sad. I did something today. Maybe you can too.
  1. Write to your Congressman
    If you don't know who they are, here's a handy tool: https://www.opencongress.org/people/zipcodelookup
  2. Write to your Senator
    Again, see the link above for all of your representatives.
  3. Write to your state legislators
    If you don't know who they are, here's another handy tool: http://openstates.org/find_your_legislator/
  4. Educate yourself on the facts and figures, especially when words like terrorism and mental illness are thrown around.
    Start with a Google search. Look at news outlets (from all different biases from domestic to international; left to right), look at .gov websites, and read opinion pieces from magazines and newspapers that you respect.
  5. Vote.
    Vote. Vote. Vote. Your voice matters and in 2016 you have the potential to change the trajectory of the nation by voting. Start your journey to registration here: https://www.usa.gov/register-to-vote