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[personal profile] tassosss2016-11-14 05:37 pm
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[sticky entry] Sticky: Welcome to the post 2016 world

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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[personal profile] tanaqui2016-11-15 03:03 pm
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[sticky entry] Sticky: Ideas and suggestions post

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.

Read more... )
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[personal profile] executrix2017-06-25 09:34 pm

Resistspo!

Inspiring image (SFW):

https://gallery.mailchimp.com/89f86c716478b4e4af646df13/images/7bced22b-5261-428b-b4c7-4b35fe368f02.jpg

Inspiring quote, which I found, of all places, in a memoir about de-cluttering, and comes, of all places, from the musical "Annie""

Don't it feel like the wind is always howlin'?
Don't it seem like there's never any light?
Once a day don't you want to throw the towel in?
It's easier than putting up a fight.


It's a hard-knock life!
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[personal profile] snickfic2017-06-24 10:53 am
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Call your reps: Automatic Voter Registration Act

I found out about this via the League of Women Voters. This act, introduced in both the Senate and the House, has the stated purpose "To require States to automatically register eligible voters to vote in elections for Federal office, and for other purposes."

Among other things, it would automatically register eligible voters via information they provide to various government offices, such as the DMV. A number of states have take this kind of legislation up, and a few have passed it, but it would be wonderful to have this on a federal level, for all states.

It's S. 1353 in the Senate and H.R. 2876 in the House. Call your reps and ask them to support this act by co-sponsoring it.

What we're seeing right now in Washington with the AHCA is what happens when the elected officials are not sensitive to the needs of their constituents. To force them to care, we have to make it easier for those constituents to make their voices heard in the voting booth.
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[personal profile] snickfic2017-06-23 10:09 am
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link roundup 6/23/17

Dropping back in with a few links! Feel free to drop others in comments.

Supreme Court sets higher bar for stripping citizenship (Reuters). The justices ruled 9-0 that a naturalized American citizen cannot be stripped of citizenship if a lie or omission on immigration forms was irrelevant to the government's original decision to grant entry into the United States.

[Seattle] Landlords Are Now Required to Provide Voter Registration Info (Seattle Met). Very cool look at how voting accessibility can be addressed on the city level.

Steyer to plow $7.5 million into voter mobilization efforts (Politico). Billionaire environmentalist Tom Steyer said Thursday he will put more than $7.5 million into an effort to register and turn out young voters in eight states ahead of the midterm elections.
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[personal profile] redbird2017-06-18 10:02 pm

climate change website

The city of Boston has put up a climate change website that republishes EPA and other federal government stuff that the current administration has scrubbed:

http://climatechangedata.boston.gov/

The top of the home page identifies it as a City of Boston site, and says
The City of Boston wishes to acknowledge and attribute this information to the United States Environmental Protection Agency and other federal agencies for the decades of work that they have done to advance the fight against climate change. While this information may not be readily available on the agency’s webpage right now, here in Boston we know climate change is real and we will continue to take action to fight it.

I haven't explored very much yet, but there's a lot there.
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[personal profile] tassosss2017-06-18 06:06 pm

Weekly Check in June 18

Happy Father's Day. Sorry for missing last week's check in.

The theme of this week seems to be Secrecy in the Senate to Screw us on Healthcare.

Housekeeping
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.

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

Healthcare - McConnell wants the trumpcare vote to happen before the July 4th recess. That's two weeks away.
Healthcare Call Scripts from Indivisble
Indivisible Guide: Contact for Senate Staffers
Senate Contact Info
Stop #TrumpCare Senate Call-In Day
Trumpcare Toolkit

Activism
Hustle and Slack: MoveOn Text Team Training
Action Checklist

LGBT+
Pride Month: Donate to LGBT+ groups

Russia

Brennan Center Report on Trump-Russia Investigation

Climate Change
Mississippi River Alliance
Indivisible: Defending the Climate in Local Action

How's everyone doing?

Poll #18505 This week in activism
Open to: Registered Users, detailed results viewable to: All, participants: 14


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called my one senator
5 (45.5%)

called my other senator
4 (36.4%)

called my representative
1 (9.1%)

called my governor
0 (0.0%)

called my state reps
2 (18.2%)

called my city reps
0 (0.0%)

sent a letter/postcard/fax/email
5 (45.5%)

attended a town hall
1 (9.1%)

donated moeny to a cause
2 (18.2%)

attended an in person sctivist group
2 (18.2%)

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participated in online phone training
1 (10.0%)

went to a protest
2 (20.0%)

signed up for alerts
1 (10.0%)

took care of myself
6 (60.0%)

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

did something else
1 (10.0%)

committed to action in the coming week
3 (30.0%)



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[personal profile] executrix2017-06-17 05:23 pm

...Unthinking Obedience to the Pope...

One of the dozens of political messages today asking me for money was from the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee. The headline was "Washington Post: The Senate's Three Tools on Health Care: Sabotage, Speed, and Secrecy."

Nobody expects the Senate Inquisition!
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[personal profile] tassosss2017-06-17 04:45 pm
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Healthcare Call Scripts from Indivisble

via [personal profile] wendelah1

For folks like me with a Democratic Senators:

The Indivisible Guide has your back: It's Time to Stop TrumpCare and We've Got a Plan. The Senate is trying to do what the House of Representatives did in May: jam through its TrumpCare bill in secrecy, without public hearings, without a Congressional Budget Office (CBO) score, and without knowing its full impact on American families. That’s why the time to put on the pressure is now. We’ve put together new resources and an action plan to help.



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[personal profile] executrix2017-06-16 10:23 pm
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Indivisible Guide: Contact for Senate Staffers

Why talk to the monkey when the organ grinder's line isn't busy?

Contacts for the staff person handling health care issues for each senator: https://www.indivisibleguide.com/resource/senate-health-care-staffers/
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[personal profile] executrix2017-06-16 05:40 pm

Let's All Sing Like the Birdies Sing

A table of official Senate twitter IDs, Senate staff twitter IDs, campaign/other, and Facebook info for the Senate:

http://www.socialseer.com/resources/us-senator-twitter-accounts/
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[personal profile] executrix2017-06-14 06:57 pm

Hustle and Slack: MoveOn Text Team Training

MoveOn.org is mobilizing a text team to use tools like Hustle and Slack to text their contacts to get them to support the ACA. Training materials here:

https://front.moveon.org/training/?akid=184573.35944052.693gsB&rd=1&t=13#.WUG_GNwpD3g
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[personal profile] executrix2017-06-12 01:58 pm
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Action Checklist

Weekly newsletter with lots of good action tips, contact links and call scripts:

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1L8HnKq6hcAfbWUa0a-7PPA4S7h9gqkRzFJGu60gJfws/edit

Thanks to isiscolo for pointing it out!
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[personal profile] tanaqui2017-06-11 02:47 pm
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Pride Month: Donate to LGBT+ groups

(Idea/links stolen shamelessly -- again! -- from a thread at [community profile] fail_fandomanon. Thanks to the person who started the thread and to everyone who contributed links.)

It's Pride month! So if you decide each month where to allocate (part of your) monthly charitable giving, here are some LGBT+ organisations to consider:

https://www.glaad.org/
https://www.lambdalegal.org/
http://www.thetrevorproject.org/
https://www.hrc.org/
http://www.southernequality.org/
http://www.aliforneycenter.org/
https://truecolorsfund.org/
http://www.sageusa.org/ (Note: website was not working when I checked the link)
http://www.seacoastoutright.org/

Please feel free to suggest more in the comments
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[personal profile] tanaqui2017-06-10 09:26 am

Action: Trumpcare (again...) - Trumpcare Toolkit

(both seen at [community profile] fail_fandomanon)

Here's a twitter thread with a good summary of the current situation, as well as some great ideas and resources for taking action. These include a link to a list of Health Legislative Assistants for various senators, and the suggestion to reach out via social media to friends in states with key senators who need to be influenced:

https://twitter.com/benwikler/status/872911051628707841

It also points out that, worryingly, staffers report calls to senators' offices have fallen back to near to "normal", pre-Trump levels.

This Trumpcare Toolkit also provides a list of the key senators who need to be influenced and gives some easy ways to reach them. There's also a link to a letter asking the Senate to take expert and public testimony on the bill:

https://www.trumpcaretoolkit.org

Edit: Another list of staffers dealing with healthcare for Republican senators:

https://mobile.twitter.com/jonfavs/status/873223442518073346

From the responses to that thread: if your senators are Democrats, you can call and ask them to hold off on all non-essential business until a public hearing is scheduled for the new bill.
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[personal profile] tassosss2017-06-07 11:27 pm
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Action: Healthcare in Senate being fast-tracked

hattip to [personal profile] morgandawn 

Russia is the long game, healthcare is now.

McConnell starts fast-track process for Trumpcare in the Senate
(DailyKos)

Call/write/fax your Senators.

The senators called out to pressure in the article are
Jeff Flake (AZ)
Dean Heller (NV)

but all of them need to be put on notice.


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[personal profile] executrix2017-06-07 07:16 pm

Brennan Center Report on Trump-Russia Investigation

32 page white paper on the legal stance of the Trump-Russia investigation, with recommendations, from the Brennan Center for Justice (N.Y.U. Law).

https://www.brennancenter.org/publication/trump-russia-investigations-guide#Full%20Report
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[personal profile] ekaterinn2017-06-07 11:25 am

Mississippi River Alliance

Ahoy, crew!

I just wanted to let you know about the Mississippi River Alliance aka the Mississippi River Towns and Cities Initiative (a regional climate change group), if your city in is the Mississippi River Basin Region, they should join the 124 cities currently in the group and doing remarkable climate change activism:

https://www.mrcti.org/

I'm going to start a petition for one of my leaders, Mayor-President Sharon Broome, Baton Rouge to join myself.

Good luck and steady sailing!
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[personal profile] tassosss2017-06-04 05:29 pm
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Weekly Check in June 4

Housekeeping
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.

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

Action
#Resist Phone Bank guide
Donate: two fundraisers for victims stabbed after intervening in Anti-Muslim Harrassment
Action/Resource: Microvolunteering site
Climate Mayors - contact your Mayor about joining the list of those who will continue to honor Paris Agreement
Is your Senator one of the twenty-two? - who encouraged Minority President to withdraw from Paris Agreement

Discussion
Resistbot troubles - anyone else having issues with it?

Upcoming Dates
June 6: Vigils for Refugees
June 11: LGBT+ March

Other Info
Snopes investigates the alt/rogue government

How's everyone doing?

Poll #18455 this week I
Open to: Registered Users, detailed results viewable to: All, participants: 11


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called my one senator
4 (40.0%)

called my other senator
3 (30.0%)

called my representative
2 (20.0%)

called my governor
2 (20.0%)

called my state reps
0 (0.0%)

called my city reps
0 (0.0%)

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

attended a town hall
0 (0.0%)

donated moeny to a cause
5 (50.0%)

attended an in person sctivist group
2 (20.0%)

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participated in online phone training
0 (0.0%)

went to a protest
2 (22.2%)

signed up for alerts
1 (11.1%)

took care of myself
4 (44.4%)

not a US citizen but worked in solidarity in my own community
1 (11.1%)

did something else
4 (44.4%)

committed to action in the coming week
2 (22.2%)


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[personal profile] executrix2017-06-04 03:27 pm
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Climate Mayors

From Wall of Us: suggestion that you contact your mayor (with links) to ask her or him to sign up with the list of Climate Mayors in support of the Paris Accord. (I live in Jersey City, where the mayor is already onside, yay!)

https://www.wall-of-us.org/weekly-acts-of-resistance/2017/6/4/action-2-ask-your-mayors-to-generate-clean-power-to-fuel-our-resistance?utm_source=Wall+of+Us+Newsletter&utm_campaign=f03d41b80c-RSS_EMAIL_CAMPAIGN&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_cc0b966781-f03d41b80c-46521285