#StayHome : A Call to Action

Jessica Camacho
5 min readMar 23, 2020
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#StayHome is a call to action. It’s a focused effort and appeal to think about the collective good, rather than our individual desires. It’s demonstrating the power of the people — if we all stay home, we can mitigate the spread of a lethal virus.

We are being asked to save lives.

#StayHome is a call to action. By staying home we ensure the safety of our healthcare workers and our greater community. We acknowledge that our front-line workers will be overwhelmed, and unable to take care of any of us, if we don’t do our part. In this way, we are being asked to act selflessly and selfishly; understand that saving the system and its workers saves not just someone else, but all of us.

We are being asked to save lives — our own and our neighbors.

#StayHome is a call to action. It’s the first chance, and hopefully the only instance, when everyone is at home and connected. We have the opportunity to read extensively, to read the kind of literature that enriches our souls and our minds. We have the opportunity to get all those projects done, and all that cleaning done too. We have the opportunity to reconnect with others (via text and video chat), to spend more time in our homes and with those that live with us, to expand the definition and extent of our relationships.

We are being asked to elevate our minds, our homes, and our relationships above all other things — and we get to save lives in the process.

#StayHome is a call to action. We have the opportunity to write letters to our representatives, to write blogs and updates on their voting patterns, to research other candidates, to demand that our voices be heard — because we’re at home, and can call and write 24/7 now.

We are being asked to advocate for our city, our state, our country, and our global community, so that all of our lives are considered, augmented, and, hopefully, saved.

#StayHome is a call to action. It is a human duty, not a patriotic duty, not a civil duty, not a legal duty, it is a human duty.

We are intertwined locally, nationally, and globally.

We are dependent on our neighbors — all our neighbors: the ones next door, down the street, on the other side of town, in the city we…

Jessica Camacho

Writer of intertwining topics—things are much more interconnected than we realize . . .