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Action-A-Day 2/13: Become a Subject Matter Expert

ACTION: Decide on a subject area in which to specialize. Make a written pledge to yourself. Take it one step further by emailing the group at info@carrollcan.org to offer your expertise.

For example: “I pledge that I will serve my community as a subject matter expert in the area of XXX. If anyone has questions about current issues related to this topic, I will do my best to provide accurate, well-researched, and well-reasoned answers.”

BACKGROUND INFO: One of the questions for the attendees of Sunday’s meeting was whether they had submitted their focus area/subject-matter-expert area. This specialization allows us to narrow our focus to a smaller area that we each can use to provide the greater community with a greater depth of knowledge than each of us could possibly have individually. If you do not yet have an area of expertise, decide on one, and learn more about it!

RESOURCES: 

For inspiration:
https://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/opinions/what-next/

For staying informed:
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/08/technology/personaltech/a-low-tech-guide-to-becoming-more-politically-active.html?_r=0

Maybe you just want to resist:
https://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/plum-line/wp/2017/02/10/a-blueprint-for-resistance-to-trump-has-emerged-heres-what-it-looks-like/?utm_term=.fccfd8c19d03