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ELECTION 2020: HOW TO HELP

See this comprehensive guide to how to help in the 2020 election

 

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Daily/Weekly Actions

Resistance Labs (sign up with this reputable group and get texting to support key candidates)

Daily Action (do-able daily actions texted to your phone)

Wall of Us (concrete weekly action alerts)

5 Calls (weekly action alerts to influence elected officials)

Pantsuit Nation (very comprehensive site with multiple support and advocacy actions)

Action Against Trump (multiple links to concrete daily action alerts and other resources for contacting elected officials and resistance activities. Some of this may be dated, but it is nonetheless good information.)

 

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Additional Specific Actions

Multiple Resources to Create a More Just and Equitable World, from Obama.org

Fight Back Against Voter Suppression in Georgia

Demand Your Senators Support a Fair and Open Impeachment Trial

What Do I Do About the Environment and Public Lands? (extremely comprehensive resource for information about public lands and the organizations and actions that support them)

How to Help Migrant Parents and Children Separated at the Border (multiple organizations and actions)

Holy Fuck, The Election (volunteer/donate by issue/ region)

How to Channel Your Post-Election Anger, Sadness and Fear into Action, Slate (volunteer/donate by issue)

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Economic Actions

Airlift (donate strategically to grassroots groups working directly on the ground in key districts)

Grab Your Wallet (list of companies to boycott and support)

A List of Pro-Women, Pro-Immigrant, Pro-Earth, Anti-Bigotry Organizations That Need Your Support, Joanna Rothkopf, Jezebel

If You’re Overwhelmed by the Election Here’s What You can Do Now, Jenna Amatuli, Huffington Post

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Meet Ups – JOIN A GROUP!

Action Group Network

Indivisible

Swing Left

Working Families Party Emergency Community Meetings

Mill Valley Community Action Network

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MORE Political Actions and Organizations

Our Revolution

Brand New Congress

Working Families

Indivisible 

Indivisible Crib Notes: The resistance of “Indivisible” is taking off. In fact it may well already be working!

Showing Up for Racial Justice

Black Lives Matter

Voto Latino

RAICES

Swing Left

Flippable

Sister District

Alliance for Youth Action

Student Power Network

NARAL Pro Choice America

American Civil Liberties Union

Southern Poverty Law Center

Poor People’s Campaign

Courage Campaign (CA)

California Democratic Party

What Can I Do?  (Additional progressive groups)

My Civic Workout (Multiple groups by issue area)

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MORE General Actions, Organizing Tools and RESISTANCE Strategy

Organizing for Action (Training Manual)

Wellstone Action (Tools and training for progressive action)

10 Points for Democracy Activists, George Lakoff

If You’re Overwhelmed by the Election Here’s What You can Do Now, Jenna Amatuli, Huffington Post

5 Keys to Taking Down Trump, Andy Hicken, Daily Kos

Autocracy: Rules for Survival, Masha Gessen, New York Review of Books

Dear Liberal Friends: You Do Not Have the Tools to Fight Trump, Elena Popova

Dan Rather sounds the alarm: ‘Now is a time when none of us can afford to remain seated or silent’, Jen Haydon, Daily Kos

The slow-motion decline: Resisting the gradual erosion of democratic institutions under President Trump, Simon Maloy, Salon (multiple informational links)

Preparing for President Trump, Peter Dreier, Moyers & Co.

The Pendulum Swings Both Ways, Alex Young, Medium

How to Turn Protest Into Positive Change, Eric Liu, TEDEd

How We Resist Trump and His Extreme Agenda, Jerry Nadler, D-NY

Bernie Sanders Calls for a National Movement to Stop Trump’s Threat to Democracy, Politicus

To Stop Trump, Democrats Can Learn From the Tea Party, (Indivisible Guide) Ezra Klein, Leah Greenberg and Angel Padilla, New York Times

Three steps for progressive resistance and rebuilding as Trump era launches, Katrina vanden Heuvel, Washington Post

Resistance Manual, Stay Woke

Share these resources with friends and family, especially those in swing districts!

 

TIPS FOR MAKING CALLS TO MEMBERS OF CONGRESS:

1. The scripts are a guideline. Feel free to personalize. If an issue effects you in a personal Way, share your story.
2. CALLS MAY VERY BE BRIEF AS LONG AS YOU IDENTIFY THE SPECIFIC ISSUE YOU ARE CALLING ABOUT.
3. IF YOU ENGAGE A STAFF MEMBER IN CONVERSATION YOU CAN ASK WHERE THE MoCo STANDS ON THE ISSUE, THEN REINFORCE OR POLITELY OPPOSE.
4. LEAVE A MESSAGE WITH YOUR MAIN POINT IF YOU ARE ABLE.
5. IF YOU ARE FROM THE STATE IN QUESTION, OR HAVE DONATED TO THE INDIVIDUAL, IDENTIFY YOURSELF AS SUCH.

Read Shy Person’s Guide to Calling Representatives

Thank you for taking these important actions!