I WEAR A MASK WHILE OUT SHOPPING
Everyday people graciously agreed to participate in ExpressYourselfBlog’s non-partisan, non-political ‘I Am A Civic Citizen’ Campaign highlighting the responsible decision to wear a mask while out in public shopping. The Campaign statement is applicable for any activity in which you wear a mask to protect against the spread of COVID-19 while out in public spaces. The Campaign statement specific to ‘Shopping’: ‘As part of #MyCivicDeeds, #IWearAMaskWhile shopping’.
Our campaign hashtag ‘My Civic Deeds’ pertains to any time Citizens identify ways to take actions that benefit their community. Wearing a mask while in public spaces in today’s environment is one of the single most important actions anyone can take to slow the spread of Coronavirus, according to medical experts, Centers for Disease Control (CDC), and the World Health Organization (WHO).
This particular act of wearing a mask is the epitome of our ‘My Civic Deeds’ campaign definition, as it is very much community-focused. Studies have shown, those who wear a mask and those around them, family, friends, and fellow citizens are better protected from the potential dangers of COVID-19.
PARTICIPATE ‘I AM A CIVIC CITIZEN’ CAMPAIGN MASK CHALLENGE
Participate in the original non-partisan, non-political ‘I Wear A Mask’ challenge presented by ExpressYourselfBlog. It’s an easy way to feel connected to a national community of Citizens. Getting started is easy. Simply copy the ‘Campaign Sentence’ below along with an image or video, if you choose, and post on any of your social media accounts.
Use ‘I Am A Civic Citizen’ Campaign Sentence: ‘As Part Of #MyCivicDeeds, #IWearAMaskWwhile_____________. Fill in the blank. It could be shopping, taking a stroll in the park, walking the dog, dining out, dropping off dry cleaning, at a doctor’s appointment, at physical therapy, at the hair salon, hanging out with friends in open spaces, canvassing, or at work. You decide.
Post anytime during our ‘Civic Saturdays’, which for 2020 will be every Saturday starting with the first Saturday in August. In addition to posting on Saturdays, we encourage you to post any day that is convenient for you, as the Campaign will post regularly throughout the week. That’s it! Have fun, be inspired, and encourage friends, family, and fellow Citizens to join in!
Any ‘I Am A Civic Citizen’ Campaign shares may be seen anywhere the hashtags are accessed across social media or google searches.
FUN FACTS-HEALTH BENEFITS TO CIVIC PARTICIPATION
Using the hashtags in the Campaign during our ‘Civic Saturdays’ offers a collective positive experience with fellow Citizens across the nation who participate during the same timeline. More reasons to Join in ‘I Am A Civic Citizen’ Campaign. Studies have shown, there are certain health benefits to civic engagement.
Excerpt: Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion(ODPHP) | Healthy People.gov:
‘In addition to the direct benefit that civic participation provides to the community, it also produces secondary health benefits for participants.2, 3 This summary focuses on the relationship between civic participation, health, and well-being’.
View details and participate in any aspect of our non-partisan ‘I Am A Civic Citizen’ Campaign.
A special thank you to each of the Citizens who are seen in the short video. They were perfectly wonderful in sharing their ‘Civic Deeds’ on when they wear a mask.