One answer to despair or anger is action. One way to foster action is a To Do List.

The day after the 2016 presidential election, Michael Moore immediately crafted  a national to do list. A few days later, he created a second. Not many of us are as efficient at designing action steps as Moore, but luckily there are a few mentors. One is Shana Lebowitz from her 2015 blog aptly titled “How to Actually Get Sh!t Done With a To-Do List.”

Some of the key steps are Start Easy, Keep it Simple and Stay Specific, meaning find “physical actions that can be finished in one sitting.”  An example is not to write to-do’s as Michael Moore did  — Abolish the Electoral College  Instead, create a do-able action step — Sign a petition to abolish the Electoral College.  See the difference? One is almost a goal, while the other is an action step you can take in one sitting.

Not sure what to put on your to-do list? Here are some suggestions from other Little Hingers.

  1. Identify 1-5 progressive causes you feel might be endangered in the next four years.
  2. Donate $25 this pay period to one progressive cause on your endangered species list.
  3. Find one petition to sign this week.
  4. Send a thank you note to Hillary Clinton.
  5. Write a blog post to submit to
  6. Email the post to

In future posts, we’ll post more to-do options.  None are right or wrong,and not all might be right for you.  Some might have an action step to attend a rally, while others may not be as bold and simply state “wear a safety pin for at least one day.”   It’s your To-Do List. Don’t judge it. Just do it because each small step ultimately leads to another.

One foot in front of the other … one step at a time.  That’s how “Little Hinges Swing Open Big Doors.”