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Brought to you by the organizers of the Women's March

From their page with info: https://www.womensmarch.com/womensday


In the same spirit of love and liberation that inspired the Women's March, we join together in making March 8th A Day Without a Woman, recognizing the enormous value that women of all backgrounds add to our socio-economic system--while receiving lower wages and experiencing greater inequities, vulnerability to discrimination, sexual harassment, and job insecurity. We recognize that trans and gender nonconforming people face heightened levels of discrimination, social oppression and political targeting. We believe in gender justice.

Anyone, anywhere, can join by making March 8th A Day Without a Woman, in one or all of the following ways:

Women take the day off, from paid and unpaid labor

Avoid shopping for one day (with exceptions for small, women- and minority-owned businesses).

Wear RED in solidarity with A Day Without A Woman

A Day Without a Woman reaffirms our commitment to the Principles of Unity, which were collaboratively outlined for the Women’s March. We are inspired by recent courageous actions like the "Bodega strike" lead by Yemeni immigrant store owners in New York City and the Day Without Immigrants across the U.S. We applaud the efforts of #GrabYourWallet and others to bring public accountability to unethical corporate practices. The Women's March stands in solidarity with the International Women's Strike organizers, feminists of color and grassroots groups in planning global actions for equity, justice and human rights.

When millions of us stood together in January, we saw clearly that our army of love greatly outnumbers that of fear, greed and hatred. Let's raise our voices together again, to say that women’s rights are human rights, regardless of a woman’s race, ethnicity, religion, immigration status, sexual identity, gender expression, economic status, age or disability.


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April 1, but no joke: March for Health April 1, confirmed locations are Washington DC, NYC, Seattle Santa Rosa, Rockledge, Bethlehem, and Morgantown, and several other cities may have their own marches: see

https://www.facebook.com/MarchForHealth/
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I’m back from being out of town. Many thanks to [personal profile] tanaqui for keeping up with check-ins. This week there were a lot of town halls taking place around the country. Did you go to one, or plan to? How was it?

Housekeeping

Is anyone out there interested in helping us tag posts? That seems to be the area where we’re falling down the most.

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.

If you read one thing this week, read this:
A Minority President: Why the Polls Failed, and What the Majority Can Do This is an excellent article that talks about world views and the brain and how absolutely essential the language used around politics is for shaping how people vote.
Follow up reading includes actions you can take.

Muslim Ban/Immigration

[personal profile] tanaqui  has an excellent round up post this week on what our Minority President’s next moves are and what DHS is doing.

Confirmation Hearings
Not a lot of movement at the moment but we’ll keep you updated as they continue.

Get Involved
Anyone thinking of running for office? The Progressive Change Campaign Committee is holding candidate training this spring and summer for how to run for office

Get Educated

You can request a recording of the conference call that took place this week with Elizabeth Warren to discuss resistance strategies
[personal profile] snickfic ’slink roundup on running for office, and work done by the resistance, including a platform for The Movement of Black Lives
In yesterday’s roundup Civics 101 podcast, enrollment in ACA maps, resistance news, how voter ID’s discriminate, and Delaware’s special election for a State Senate seat goes to Democratic candidate Stephanie Hansen
Updates of Minority President’s campaign in contact with Russian operatives during the campaign and his undermining of democracy by attacking the press

Poll #18044 check in Feb 26
Open to: Registered Users, detailed results viewable to: All, participants: 20


This week I

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called my one senator
4 (36.4%)

called my other senator
3 (27.3%)

called my representative
2 (18.2%)

got on a resistence call
0 (0.0%)

signed up for daily action alerts
2 (18.2%)

called my state senator
1 (9.1%)

called my state representative
2 (18.2%)

called my governor
1 (9.1%)

went to a protest
5 (45.5%)

went to a town hall
2 (18.2%)

.

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got involved with a local group
3 (15.0%)

sent a postcard/email/letter
7 (35.0%)

donated money
9 (45.0%)

took care of myself
13 (65.0%)

committed to action in the coming week
3 (15.0%)

did something else
10 (50.0%)



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Again, it's been a week with some good "wins" in among new awfulness. As this article about the collapse of Andrew Puzder's nomination as Labor Secretary points out (thanks to Snickfic for the link), the resistance is having an effect.

So what next?

Muslim Ban/Immigration

The White House seems to have realized it's not going to succeed in court with the original Executive Order and is talking about issuing a new, slightly more limited version of the order, though legal analysts think the courts will still maintain the restraining order preventing its implementation.

Meanwhile, ICE seem to be pushing at limits imposed by policies from the Obama administration, detaining a DACA recipient and stripping him of his DACA status, picking up immigrants outside churches and arresting a victim of domestic violence when she was attending a court hearing.

Check for protest marches and rallies
Sign the petition to respect "sensitive locations", including churches
Donate to these organisations
Check our Muslim Ban and Immigration tags for organisations that need donations or other kinds of support.

Confirmation Hearings

Scott Pruitt was approved as head of the EPA, despite protests from EPA insiders, but Andrew Puzder withdrew as nominee for Secretary of Labor after his many horrible and hypocritical actions were highlighted. Meanwhile, Trump seems to be struggling to find someone to take on the National Security Advisor role after Mike Flynn was pushed out over his Russian connections. Snickfic has linked to some good background reading about all of this in this link roundup

Meanwhile, the Trump administration is losing staff either because they failed background checks or because they were fired for past disloyalty to Trump.

No new confirmation hearings have been scheduled for next week so far, but we'll keep you posted on any developments.

Get involved

Add a report on Town Hall or other recess action to defend ACA to the Indivisible/OFA database
Figure out the local impact of legislation so you can include it when you protest to representatives (via Snickfic's link roundup)
Defend Voting Rights (two links in Snickfic's roundup)
Know your rights and don't let the police take them away from you
Track down your "invisible" representatives - members of Congress who haven't scheduled Town Halls

Get educated

As always, don't forget to check our What's Next? Resources Roundup (and the comments) for more links and [personal profile] snickfic's terrific link roundup posts. Remember that you can use the comments to add more links.

Housekeeping Note

We're a bit behind on tagging, so feel free to tag your own posts if there are a suitable tags available. (Put a request in the post or in the Suggestions Post, or shoot the mods a PM, if you'd like us to create a tag.)

Poll #18008 The Week
Open to: Registered Users, detailed results viewable to: All, participants: 16


This Week, I...

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called my one senator
8 (66.7%)

called my other senator
7 (58.3%)

called my representative
3 (25.0%)

got on a resistance call
0 (0.0%)

signed up for daily or weekly action alerts
1 (8.3%)

called my state senator
1 (8.3%)

called my state representative
1 (8.3%)

called my governor
0 (0.0%)

went to a protest
1 (8.3%)

got involved with a local group
3 (25.0%)

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sent a postcard/email/letter
6 (46.2%)

donated money
6 (46.2%)

took care of myself
7 (53.8%)

committed to action in the coming week
3 (23.1%)

did something else
4 (30.8%)


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In a week that has (finally!) seen some significant "wins", I urge everyone to take a few minutes (re-)read [personal profile] teaotter's post with Comforting words after the Cabinet confirmation battles (reposting text from the Indivisible Guide Facebook), along with the links provided by [personal profile] rydra_wong in the comments. Because, as the Indivisible team says: "You have already made history. "

Muslim Ban

As I'm sure everyone knows, the appeal court confirmed the temporary restraining order on certain parts of the Executive Order. That means the worst of the measures have been rolled back while the case to decide on the legality of the Executive Order itself is considered. For ongoing actions, you can check for protest marches and rallies, or look for information in our Muslim Ban tag for organisations that need donations or other kinds of support.

Confirmation Hearings

It's no surprise that all of Trump's nominations, including DeVos and Sessions, have been approved by a Republican-dominate Senate, though more slowly than in any previous administration -- but the Democrats have found their spines again, some Republicans have crossed the floor and voted against the nominations, and we have a new rallying cry: "Nevertheless, she persisted". So let's go on persisting!

More Confirmation Hearings by Senate Committees are scheduled for the coming week, so we'll be posting about those over the next few days.

What else?

Get involved

Get training for Town Hall Participation
Join a local protest or find the nearest protest on an issue you care about (Check the comments for a second link, originally posted by [personal profile] snickfic)
Go to your local Huddle (Post-Women's March meetings - go here to find your nearest one)
Help elect scientists, pro-choice women and women in general, and progressive young people into public office.
Defend PPACA
Write a Letter (with the help of an "Organising for Action" tool)
Petition the Army Corps of Engineers to do a full environmental impact for DAPL (The developers have started work again on the pipeline after the "So-Called President" signed an EO ignoring ongoing legal issues and granting permission to do so.)
Help with winning upcoming elections in 2017
Donate to support educators
Work to reduce Voter Suppression

Get educated

Two sites providing daily roundups of the news
Sign up for text alerts from NARAL
Read an article in The Atlantic on how to re-frame your arguments to persuade Conservatives

Have something to share?

Leak information (safely) to news agencies

Don't forget to check our What's Next? Resources Roundup (and the comments) for more links, as well as [personal profile] snickfic's terrific link roundup posts. Remember that you can use the comments to add more links.

Housekeeping Note

We're a bit behind on tagging, so feel free to tag your own posts if there are suitable tags available. (If you'd like us to create a tag, put a request in your post, comment on the Suggestions Post, or shoot the mods a PM.)

Please also check recent posts to see if a link has already been posted. If someone has made a post on the same topic with different links in the last couple of days, consider adding new links in the comments to that post.

Poll #17984 The Week
Open to: Registered Users, detailed results viewable to: All, participants: 15


This week I...

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called my one senator
8 (80.0%)

called my other senator
7 (70.0%)

called my representative
4 (40.0%)

got on a resistance call
0 (0.0%)

signed up for daily or weekly action alerts
3 (30.0%)

called my state senator
3 (30.0%)

called my state representative
2 (20.0%)

called my governor
1 (10.0%)

went to a protest
4 (40.0%)

got involved with a local group
2 (20.0%)

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sent a postcard/email/letter
4 (26.7%)

donated money
7 (46.7%)

took care of myself
11 (73.3%)

committed to action in the coming week
5 (33.3%)

did something else
7 (46.7%)

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Here is a google docs spreadsheet listing protests happening around the country this weekend:

Resist Trump Protests.
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From the latest issue of resistablenewsletter@gmail.com

"Check out this comprehensive Google doc (produced by the Town Hall Project) of upcoming town hall meetings with reps and senators. Want to get some quality face time with the people who represent you and make your voice heard? Attend one of these!

**TODAY** Wednesday, February 8
EMERGENCY protests against the DAPL and the Army Corps of Engineers:
2PM CT — Omaha, NE
4PM ET — Manhattan, NY
5PM ET— Washington, DC
5:30 PM ET — Columbus, OH
4PM PT — Los Angeles, CA

Thursday, February 9
6:30PM ET — Cleveland Activist Bootcamp, Cleveland, OH
Freedom of Choice Cleveland Coalition (FOCC) is hosting "Roe Together," an evening of education and activism on reproductive choice. The speakers will address the moral, legal, legislative, and practical consequences of recent attacks on reproductive rights, as well as providing insights on how to respond effectively through direct action.

Friday, February 10
5PM CST — Rally for Reproductive Rights, Chicago, IL
Reproductive rights, including abortion, are under attack everywhere in this nation. Illinois, and the Chicago area in particular, have long been known as a safe haven for abortion care in the midwest region. We're holding this rally to defend the rights we already have, and to demand their protection and expansion.

Saturday, February 11
11AM ET — Protest PP Counter-Rally, Manhattan, NY

Protest PP is holding country-wide rallies to defund Planned Parenthood. If you think Planned Parenthood is vital and necessary and should receive government funding, then join others who stand with Planned Parenthood in Washington Square Park to peacefully support them.

8:30AM ET — 11th Annual Moral March on Raleigh, Raleigh, NC
This annual mass mobilization brings together justice loving people from across the state and nation to stand against the legislative attacks on the people of North Carolina and to continue to fight for their moral agenda. Opening rally at 9:00 a.m., march and people's assembly at 10:00 a.m. Will gather on South St. in downtown Raleigh.

12PM ET — Support Planned Parenthood, Portland, ME
Join organizers on the steps of City Hall to show support for Planned Parenthood and their mission, which is to provide, promote, and protect access to reproductive health care and sexuality education so that all people can make voluntary choices about their reproductive and sexual health. **This event is in support of Planned Parenthood, but not representative of or affiliated with the organization.

Sunday, February 12
11AM ET — Jewish Community Action for Refugees, Manhattan, NY
Join HIAS, the refugee agency of the Jewish community, to demand that America's doors are reopened to refugees fleeing violence and persecution. In the 1930’s, Jewish refugees were turned away from these shores in their greatest hour of need. Our community must stand up for refugees, and not allow history to repeat itself.

SOON >>>>>>>>>>

Los Angeles, CA
Monday, February 20 — Not My President’s Day Rally
Saturday, April 15 — Trump Tax Returns March
Saturday, April 22 — March for Science (date subject to change, stay tuned)

New York, NY
Monday, February 20 — Not My President’s Day
Saturday, May 6 — La Marcha de Mayo, New York, NY **SEEKING SPONSORS**

Washington, DC
Tuesday, February 28 — We the People: State of the Union protest
Friday, March 10 — Native Nations March on Washington
Saturday, March 11 — No Nazis in DC: Protest Richard Spencer's Neo-Nazi Think Tank
Saturday, April 15 — Tax March on Washington
Sunday, June 11 — National Pride March
Saturday, April 22 (EARTH DAY) — Scientists’ March on Washington

Seattle, WA
Saturday, March 4 — #BlackLivesMatter March for Freedom
Saturday, April 15 — #BlackLivesMatter March on Seattle 2.0

Baltimore, MD
Saturday, April 15 — Baltimore Trump Tax March

Little Rock, AR
Saturday, April 15 — Tax March

Minneapolis, MN
Tuesday, February 14 — Missing & Murdered Indigenous Women's March"
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Found elseNet:

Federal employees: If you've gotten directives from the Trump administration but have been told not to discuss them, there are ways for you to share information with reporters anonymously. Here are some sites that may be useful:

- Associated Press: https://securedrop.ap.org/
- Washington Post: https://www.washingtonpost.com/securedrop/
- NY Times: https://www.nytimes.com/newsgraphics/2016/news-tips/
- Buzzfeed: https://contact.buzzfeed.com/
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A linguist explains how to write protest signs that everyone will remember.

Words matter. Part of the reason Republicans have been so successful for the last half-century is that they seized control of the discourse. They turned "liberal" into a dirty word, and they've been trying to do the same thing with "progressive".

Going the other way, think about how the same-sex marriage movement took off when some genius reframed it from "gay marriage" to "marriage equality".

An effective protest sign will also be an effective T-shirt slogan, or bumper sticker, or tweet (or hashtag, if it's really short).

Remember also the slogan "Short is good. Funny is good. Short and funny is better." Because people remember funny stuff -- but don't let that stop you from writing a short, snappy angry sign either. One that I saw at the march in Houston today was "Grab them by the BALLOTS".

People will tell you that we can't win this war with soundbites. But that doesn't mean that soundbites aren't a useful tool! And you can be sure it's a tool the other side will be using.
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http://plannedparenthoodevents.ngpvanhost.com/

Planned Parenthood is affiliated with the Women's March and has uploaded this map of local events for people who can't get to the Washington march.
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If you're thinking about taking part in the proposed Women's March on Washington on 21 January, the organisers have now made some progress with the route:
D.C. police confirmed Thursday morning that they have issued a permit for the Women’s March on Washington to gather for what is expected to be the largest demonstration around the inauguration of President-elect Donald Trump.

The Women’s March on Washington, which is scheduled for the day after the Jan. 20 inauguration, plans to start its rally at Independence Avenue and Third Street SW, in front of the Capitol. From there, demonstrators will march west along Independence, although organizers said that they have yet to determine an official route.
The permit, according to D.C. police, says the rally will disperse at the southern part of the Ellipse near the White House, at Constitution Avenue between 15th and 17th streets NW.

[...]

Because so many entities — including the National Park Service, Capitol Police and D.C. police — have jurisdiction over parts of downtown Washington, it is likely that the demonstration organizers will still have to work with the National Park Service for parts of the march.

[...]

Mike Litterst, a spokesman for the federal agency, says the agency won’t issue any official permits until closer to Inauguration Day. In the meantime, he said, the National Park Service would be working with groups to find spaces where they can demonstrate.
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These are both new, but I am hopeful:

refusefascism.org looks like a just-getting started attempt to organize mass resistance, intending to start in-the-streets activism on the 19th, the day the Electoral College meets.

I found out about that via the new Freethought Resistance group blog. That's over at the Freethought Blogs site; they say it will have contributions from several of the people who blog there, and possibly guest entries from other people:

We oppose this wholesale destruction of democratic values and the equality and liberty of American citizens. To that end, we’ve created this blog to specifically express our outrage with the current intolerable state of affairs.

The purpose of this blog is:

To report on and document abuses and criminal activities of the right wing and theocratic zealots;

To express our own opposition to these acts;

To promote activism;

To provide information about opportunities for activism;

To provide an online rallying point for opposition to the illegitimate government of the United States.
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DeFundDAPL aims to put pressure on the banks financing the Dakota Access Pipeline by asking people to:



The full list of banks is:
Td Securities, CitiBank, Chase, PNC, US Bank, Bank of America, SunTrust, Wells Fargo, Citizens Bank, Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, Community Trust, HSBC Bank, Deutsche Bank, Compass Bank, Credit Suisse, Sumitomo Mitsui Bank, Royal Bank of Canada, UBS, Comerica, BNP Paribas, Bank of Nova Scotia, Royal Bank of Scotland, Bank of Tokyo Mitsubishi UFJ, Mizuho Bank, ABN Amro Capital, Credit Agricole, Intesa Sanpaolo, ING Bank, Natixis, BayernLB, BBVA Securities, ICBC London, SMBC Nikko Securities, Societe Generale.
#DeFundDAPL has provided contact details for the banks (and, in many cases, the name of the CEO).
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 Buses are leaving from cities all across the United States, and even a few from Canada.

Map here
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If you are interested in the general strike on January 20th (anti-inauguration day), here are some things I thought of that would be useful:

Make flyers to advertise it to non-internet people. Print, distribute, and hang flyers.
Make a press release and send the release to friendly newspapers and periodicals.
Buy ad space and/or write articles and blog posts.
Contact your local unions to see if they are interested.
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General, nation-wide (US*) strike on 20th January, 2017, anti-inauguration day
*other countries / people welcome to participate

Don't go to work or school
Don't patronize businesses (try to plan ahead if you need to buy things)
Go to a protest event if you are able

From the facebook group:
The logic of the general strike is simple. On January 20th, 2017, each and every one of us refuses to comply with whatever orders the economic establishment has given to us. We walk out of our homes, our places of work, and our schools, and we join our fellow citizens in the streets and online in a peaceful display of resistance and solidarity. In this way, we defy the establishment. As Mario Savio said during the 1960s student protests:

"There’s a time when the operation of the machine becomes so odious, makes you so sick at heart, that you can’t take part! You can’t even passively take part! And you’ve got to put your bodies upon the gears and upon the wheels, upon the levers and upon all the apparatus, and you’ve got to make it stop! And you’ve got to indicate to the people who run it, to the people who own it, that unless you’re free, the machine will be prevented from working at all!"

https://www.facebook.com/events/1122791464440715/
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(This one involves a lot more energy/time/money/etc. than most of the things we're suggesting, so we know a lot of people won't have the resources to take this on. However, as it also involves a lot more planning, we wanted to mention it now for anyone who is interested in taking part.)

A march on Washington is planned for 21 January 2017, the day after the inauguration, from the Lincoln Memorial to the White House.

From the official statement:
"The rhetoric of the past election cycle has insulted, demonized, and threatened many of us--women, immigrants of all statuses, those with diverse religious faiths particularly Muslim, people who identify as LGBTQIA, Native and Indigenous people, Black and Brown people, people with disabilities, the economically impoverished and survivors of sexual assault. We are confronted with the question of how to move forward in the face of national and international concern and fear.

In the spirit of democracy and honoring the champions of human rights, dignity, and justice who have come before us, we join in diversity to show our presence in numbers too great to ignore. The Women’s March on Washington will send a bold message to our new administration on their first day in office, and to the world that women's rights are human rights. We stand together, recognizing that defending the most marginalized among us is defending all of us.
The event is being organised on a state-by-state basis and local marches are also being organised. You can find details for your state chapter at http://www.mwm-pa.org/2016/11/15/find-your-state-chapter-for-the-womens-march-on-washington/, including any specific assistance they need in terms of volunteers/donations. Although the focus of the march is on women's rights, everyone is welcome to attend.

Organisers are urging people to be quick about reserving hotel accommodation in the D.C. area for the weekend, as rooms are expected to already be limited because of the inauguration the day before. (Note: they're still working on applying for the necessary permits from the National Parks Service, according to this article in the Washingon Post about the event.)

Please feel free to use the comments to arrange meet-ups either at the Washington DC march or locally, offer a place to crash or make suggestions about logistics to people coming from out of town.

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