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This community is intended to be a place to gather links to resources and step-by-step actions to take to be more involved in various efforts in the wake of Donald Trump's election to the Presidency. It's going to be relatively low-key, focused on simple things you can do and sharing information for larger things you can do to protect yourself and your fellow at-risk Americans.

This is a work in progress, so please add suggestions to comments. Right now, posts will consist primarily of link round-ups and actions you can do from your computer or phone (i.e. donate to causes, call your congressperson)

Your mods are [personal profile] tassosss and [personal profile] tanaqui. Drop us a line if you need anything.

This is a community to support people, especially minorities, LGBTQA+, women's groups, and anyone else who will be negatively impacted by public policy in the next four years. Absolutely no hate-speech will be tolerated.

What you can post to this community
1. Links to organizations, news articles, posts, etc. (mods will add tags/clean-up tags)
2. Actions you are taking - called your representatives? great, maybe it'll inspire the next person to do the same
3. Suggestions for posts that the mods will do a little research on.

Tagging: Please use available tags when possible. If you need a new one or have a tagging question please contact [personal profile] redbird  who is our tag guru.

Community name and title from:

"As long as there is injustice, whenever a Targathian baby cries out, wherever a distress signal sounds among the stars, we'll be there. This fine ship, this fine crew. Never give up... and never surrender." -- Jason Nesmith, Galaxy Quest
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Please use this post to leave any links you'd like us to include in future link round-ups or to make suggestions for topics you think we should cover.

Feel free to comment on any existing posts with relevant new links as well.

And don't forget – you can also make your own posts at any time.

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Via [tumblr.com profile] vassraptor:

[tumblr.com profile] realsocialskills: Urgent: The GOP is close to destroying the ACA and Medicaid

The GOP is trying to repeal the ACA and cut Medicaid again. They almost have the votes to do it. We have the chance to stop them from getting the votes, if we act *right now*. We need to put overwhelming pressure on every senator to vote no.

Summary of the current situation, who to contact, and an excellent script for phone calls/e-mails from the Autistic Self Advocacy Network.
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The Idiot-in-Chief this week made some surprisingly helpful deals with Congressional Democrats. Although -- based on subsequent tweets -- it's not clear if he understood what he was agreeing to or whether he'll stick with them.

How has your week been?

Housekeeping (the usual stuff)
Reminder that we have a suggestion post if there’s a topic that you’d like to see discussed but would like to ask the mods to look into. This can be anything from general information, or a how-to-do-a-thing, or something you may want to discuss as a community. Folks are welcome to post directly to the comm as always, but if you’re not comfortable/don’t have spoons, we can help too.

As we don't always get the time to pull things out of the suggestions post into their own separate posts, it may be worth checking every week (or tracking the post) to see if there's any new information you're interested in.

Also if you need help with tags, PM [personal profile] redbird, who is our tag guru. Both [personal profile] tassosss and I are very grateful for the help.

Ongoing actions and activities

Find or sign up to host an event to support National Voter Registration Day on September 26
Events to prevent a Muslim Ban leading to an rally in Washington on October 10
Hurricane relief: if you're still looking for places to donate, there are lots of links in last week's check-in post
DACA: Defend DACA is the place to go.
Women's Convention Detroit October 27-29
Find every election you're eligible to vote in with the EveryElection app

So, what have you all been up to in the last week or are planning to get involved in next week?

Poll #18829 The Week
Open to: Registered Users, detailed results viewable to: All, participants: 13


This Week, I....

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called my one senator
2 (20.0%)

called my other senator
1 (10.0%)

called my representative
0 (0.0%)

called my governor
0 (0.0%)

called my state reps
0 (0.0%)

sent a postcard/email/letter/fax
3 (30.0%)

attended a town hall
0 (0.0%)

donated money to a cause
7 (70.0%)

attended an in-person activist group
1 (10.0%)

participated in phone/online training
0 (0.0%)

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went to a protest
2 (20.0%)

signed up for alerts
0 (0.0%)

took care of myself
5 (50.0%)

not a US citizen but worked in solidarity in my own community
2 (20.0%)

did something else
3 (30.0%)

committed to action in the coming week
1 (10.0%)



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[personal profile] executrix
UndocuBlack and other organizations are hosting a Webinar today (Sept. 11) at 5 pm Pacific, 8 pm Eastern: Know Your Rights training for undocumented people. Registration at http://bit.ly/BlackImmKYR.
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[personal profile] executrix
https://www.nomuslimbanever.com/

Site about ongoing events leading up to October 10 rally in Washington.
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[personal profile] tanaqui
The themes this week have been DACA and the ongoing hurricane relief work. Whatever is affecting you and your loved ones, I hope you're keeping safe. If you're in a position to help, see below for various ongoing activities.

Housekeeping (the usual stuff)
Reminder that we have a suggestion post if there’s a topic that you’d like to see discussed but would like to ask the mods to look into. This can be anything from general information, or a how-to-do-a-thing, or something you may want to discuss as a community. Folks are welcome to post directly to the comm as always, but if you’re not comfortable/don’t have spoons, we can help too.

As we don't always get the time to pull things out of the suggestions post into their own separate posts, it may be worth checking every week (or tracking the post) to see if there's any new information you're interested in.

Also if you need help with tags, PM [personal profile] redbird, who is our tag guru. Both [personal profile] tassosss and I are very grateful for the help.

Ongoing actions and activities

Links to hurricane relief efforts (mostly Harvey at this point)

Feeding South Florida
Targeting Harvey Help
Houston DSA fundraiser
Harvey Relief Post from Obama.org
More Links for Harvey Donations
Hurricane Harvey Community Relief Fund
Traitor Radio's "Hurricane Harvey: How To Help"
Amazing Web Page on Harvey Recovery
Indivisible's Explainer on Harvey Response - talking to your Congress person

DACA

Defend DACA
More on DACA
DACA update C&P from United We Dream
Vox article with lots of information on tactics and resources
Resources if DACA Ends

Other issues
Women's Convention Detroit October 27-29
Find every election you're eligible to vote in with the EveryElection app

So, what have you all been up to in the last week or are planning to get involved in next week?

Poll #18795 This Week
Open to: Registered Users, detailed results viewable to: All, participants: 8


This week, I...

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called my one senator
3 (42.9%)

called my other senator
2 (28.6%)

called my representative
1 (14.3%)

called my governor
1 (14.3%)

called my state reps
0 (0.0%)

sent a postcard/email/letter/fax
2 (28.6%)

attended a town hall
0 (0.0%)

donated money to a cause
4 (57.1%)

attended an in-person activist group
0 (0.0%)

participated in phone/online training
0 (0.0%)

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went to a protest
0 (0.0%)

signed up for alerts
0 (0.0%)

took care of myself
2 (40.0%)

not a US citizen but worked in solidarity in my own community
1 (20.0%)

did something else
3 (60.0%)

committed to action in the coming week
1 (20.0%)


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[personal profile] executrix
These guys look pretty legit and like they have a history of knowing what they're doing:

https://feedingsouthflorida.org/our-programs/disaster-relief/?CMPID=ene090217
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United We Dream has a terrific graphic on this which can't be linked or printed. To sum up:
* Existing permits and work authorizations are valid until their expiration date, which can be found on the I-795 and Employment Authorization Documentation forms.
* No new applications will be issued (unless of course Congress passes legislation to extend DACA)
* Permits expiring 9/5/17 to 3/5/18 can be renewed for a further two years, but all permits in this category must be renewed BY OCTOBER 5 OF THIS YEAR, so an important advocacy objective is letting Dreamers know about this and helping them file their applications. It is not beyond the realm of possibility that Dreamers will try to renew and then be detained and even deported, so the first wave of applicants should probably bring lawyers
* "Advance parole" is permission to leave and re-enter the United States--Dreamers can no longer qualify, so they should not leave the United States because they won't be allowed back in.
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Attorney General Jeff Sessions, on behalf of the entire Trump Administration, just announced that he will end DACA by March 5th, 2018, essentially giving Congress six months to take action on DACA and pass legislation. This decision will affect nearly 1 million young immigrants.

Now is the time to show that we are not backing down and that we will protect immigrants from Trump's racist attacks. Here’s two things you can do now:

1. Join us in the streets: Visit weareheretostay.org to find the nearest action to you.

2. Sign up to join our Community Call tonight at 9pm ET. TEXT the word DACACall to 877- 877 right now to RSVP. Once it’s time for the community call, we’ll call your phone and connect you into the national community call. It’s free to participate and we’ll have experts answer your questions live.


For many of us, DACA has been a roller coaster ride. We fought hard for a less than perfect program and finally won DACA. For many of us, it changed our lives. We were able to study, to work -- and to live without fear. But since Trump took office, uncertainty over whether or not the program would continue loomed over us. But while Trump’s white supremacist agenda won today, they will not win in the end. Immigrant youth are more than the papers Trump is ripping away, they have a mighty spirit and they are #HeretoStay.

Undocumented immigrants need all of our support right now. We vow to continue fighting and mobilizing for justice so that all immigrants and people of color can live with dignity.

The fight is just beginning,

Greisa and the rest of the team at United We Dream

DACA

Sep. 5th, 2017 10:47 am
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Vox: Immigration activists are about to put “everything on the line" for DACA

Lots of information on tactics and which groups are doing what.

DefendDACA seems to be the go-to site for actions and events.
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The news of the week is Hurricana Harvey relief and DACA.

Housekeeping (the usual stuff)

Reminder that we have a suggestion post if there’s a topic that you’d like to see discussed but would like to ask the mods to look into. This can be anything from general information, or a how-to-do-a-thing, or something you may want to discuss as a community. Folks are welcome to post directly to the comm as always, but if you’re not comfortable/don’t have spoons, we can help too.

As we don't always get the time to pull things out of the suggestions post into their own separate posts, it may be worth checking every week (or tracking the post) to see if there's any new information you're interested in.

Also if you need help with tags, PM [personal profile] redbird, who is our tag guru.

Ongoing actions and activities

Links to Hurricane Harvey relief efforts

Targeting Harvey Help
Houston DSA fundraiser
Harvey Relief Post from Obama.org
More Links for Harvey Donations
Hurricane Harvey Community Relief Fund
Traitor Radio's "Hurricane Harvey: How To Help"
Amazing Web Page on Harvey Recovery
Indivisible's Explainer on Harvey Response - talking to your Congress person

DACA
Resources if DACA Ends

Special Elections
Good news: Dems win VA school board special election 2:1

So, what have you all been up to in the last week or are planning to get involved in next week?

Poll #18774 This week
Open to: Registered Users, detailed results viewable to: All, participants: 3


I

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called my one senator
2 (66.7%)

called my other senator
2 (66.7%)

called my representative
1 (33.3%)

called my governor
0 (0.0%)

called my state reps
0 (0.0%)

sent a postcard/email/letter/fax
1 (33.3%)

attended a town hall
0 (0.0%)

donated money to a cause
3 (100.0%)

attended an in-person activist group
0 (0.0%)

participated in phone/online training
0 (0.0%)

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went to a protest
0 (0.0%)

signed up for alerts
0 (0.0%)

took care of myself
0 (0.0%)

not a US citizen but worked in solidarity in my own community
0 (0.0%)

did something else
1 (100.0%)

committed to action in the coming week
1 (100.0%)


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http://www.colorlines.com/articles/how-donate-money-and-other-aid-communities-color-houston
what it says on the tin

TEJAS, the Texas Environmental Justice Advocacy Services, has worked for a long time to raise awareness of the ecological risks--you can donate at https://www.youcaring.com/texasenvironmentaljusticeadvocacyservices-917974
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https://anothergulf.com/a-just-harvey-recovery/

Lots of great resources, worthy places to donate you probably haven't seen yet, what supplies are needed--and putting the storm in the context of a broader recovery effort.
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There was a special election today for Fairfax County School Board in Virginia, and it was awesome!

This seat was only open because a local Republican member retired -- and if she'd waited ten days to turn in her resignation, this election would've been in November, with Virginia's regular election. Instead, she retired early in the hopes that a special election would depress Democratic turnout and keep the seat conservative.

But we ran an amazing candidate, brought turnout *up* from projections, and won 64% of the vote!

GO TEAM BLUE!!

(read more at DailyKos)
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Just a reminder that terrible things aren't just happening in Houston, they're happening everywhere! The Immigrant Legal Resource Center has published a guide about what happens if DACA is eliminated:

https://www.ilrc.org/sites/default/files/resources/if_daca_ends.pdf
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https://act.myngp.com/Forms/-3833118145683060992?midqs=-8534321293867089920

special mission: helping marginalized people such as people of color and undocumented people.
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I C&pd an e-mail so the links aren't live, but there should be enough info. to find the organization:

Hello there --

All weekend, people in Houston, across the Gulf Coast, and around the country have been pitching in to aid those affected by the devastating flooding in southeastern Texas.

We've been inspired by the acts of citizens aiding their neighbors, the first responders at work on the ground, and the people around the country who have come together to support those in need.

Help is still needed, and there are many ways for you to contribute from anywhere. Here are some of the organizations providing urgent relief and essential services to the people affected by Hurricane Harvey:

Red Cross
The American Red Cross is working around the clock to provide safe shelter and comfort for the hundreds of thousands of people impacted by Hurricane Harvey. Visit redcross.org, call 1-800-RED-CROSS, or text the word HARVEY to 90999 to make a $10 donation.

Southern Baptist Disaster Relief
Southern Baptist Disaster Relief is assisting in the care of thousands of displaced Texans, and working to restore homes. Learn more about how to support their efforts here.

Save the Children
Save the Children is delivering family-friendly relief supplies, setting up child-friendly spaces in shelters, providing specially trained staff to help children, and planning for long-term recovery needs. Support their Hurricane Harvey relief efforts here.

Houston Food Bank
The Houston Food Bank is providing immediate food distribution to families most in need. Donate now or learn more about how to volunteer at houstonfoodbank.org.

If you're able, please do what you can to help out. As President Obama said, that's what we do as Americans.

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