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After a very eventful several months on Capitol Hill, Congress is officially on recess. But just because our representatives and senators aren’t spending August in Washington D.C. doesn’t mean that we should take a break from activism. Luckily, NextGen America and The Indivisible Project have teamed up to provide us with the skills we need to ensure that our voices are heard during recess.

The two social justice organizations have created a series of five videos that focus on a range of simple, practical, user-friendly tips to hold elected officials accountable.

Each video explains a specific accountability tactic we can use, and then demonstrates how to put it into action. Topics covered include how to ask tough questions at a town hall, how to organize a town hall if a legislator refuses to hold one, and how to shoot videos that will get media attention and go viral.

Check out the five videos below.

1Go Out and Do It: Making Yourself Heard Over August Recess

2Seeing is Believing: How to Shoot a Video to Advance Your Cause

3Make Your Voice Heard: How To Ask A Question At A Town Hall

4Exercise Your Rights: How To Hold A Constituents’ Town Hall And Invite Media

5A Little Help From My Friends: Ask A Neighboring Rep To #AdoptADistrict

Watch these and get involved!