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People for the American Way has one-page fact sheets (great for tabling and canvassing!) about, e.g., the Mueller Russia investigation, voter suppression, separation of church and state, and opposing white supremacist hate:

http://act.pfaw.org/go/529?t=3&akid=126%2E3037677%2EcD6eBT

The site has lots of other tools and graphics too.
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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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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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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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Volunteer your time in bite sized chunks, from your own home, on demand and on your own terms. Benefit worthy causes to suit your lifestyle via non-skilled actions. Dip in and dip out with absolutely no commitment. It’s all FREE!
http://helpfromhome.org/

(I found this, and the links in my previous post over in the US Politics thread at [community profile] fail_fandomanon, where I often find good links and good discussions.)
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One of our local Resistance people is giving a free webinar on data security on Sunday April 9, 5-6:30 eastern time, covering encryption, secure text messaging and videoconferencing, VPNs, and alternative communications:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/personal-data-security-webinar-tickets-33352015777?aff=es2
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See www.resistanceschool.com. Four sessions on organizing:
4/5 How to communicate values
4/12 How to mobilize and organize our communities
4/20 (not 19) How to structure and build capacity for action
4/27 how to sustain efforts for the long run

Livestreamed at 7 pm Eastern time, archives available shortly thereafter if that's too early in your time zone.
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https://www.ourstates.org/#ourstates

Interactive map of state laws and pending bills in five areas: immigration, policing/protest, reproductive justice, voting rights, and LGBTQ equality, plus a counterpart to their original Indivisible Guide for rousting state rather than federal legislators.
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Sorry for helping F*x get clicks but I think the original Wall Street Journal article, "Facebook Wants to Help You Be a Better Citizen," by Geoffrey A. Fowler, is paywalled.

http://www.foxbusiness.com/features/2017/03/27/facebook-wants-to-help-be-better-citizen.html

Town Hall identifies the user's elected officials and sends reminders. Town Hall is a blue icon on the News Feed (for computer users) or with other Facebook tools on mobile. Facebook says the address you input to select officials won't be shared or used to target ads, but who knows?

You can use Town Hall for one-click Follows on Facebook of elected officials. If you post about a representative, you'll be prompted to phone, mail, or fax teh representative.

ResistBot

Mar. 15th, 2017 12:37 pm
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https://resistbot.io/

Another mechanism for contacting legislators. Text "Resist" to 50409. The bot asks for information to determine whose constituent you are, and then creates "daily letters to Congress" based on the messages. The site says that Congressional staffers say that they receive--and read--Resistbot messages, and that (brief!) personal messages are more influential than form letters.

BTW I read about it in the latest issue of re:act, a consistently excellent publication that I recommend as a good use of your limited time. The URL is http://eepurl.com/cGyXNH, and if you have items to submit, they go to derek@reactletter.com.
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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...

View Answers

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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From links provided by [personal profile] glass_icarus and [personal profile] rydra_wong in our suggestions post, two sites providing a daily round-up of the main news stories. I've found these useful when I haven't had a chance to read my usual mix of sources, and they usually offer a couple of stories I've missed even if I have done that.

Today in Trumpland

What The Fuck Just Happened Today

Feel free to add similar sites in comments, and don't forget that you can drop links on any of [personal profile] snickfic's link roundup posts or make your own posts.
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We’re a week into the new regime, and I don’t know about the rest of you, but information overload is becoming a problem. Focusing on what can be done and what you can do personally in the midst of lots of terrible things happening all at the same time is going to be the balancing challenge of the next four years.

In the wake of the energy of the Women’s March, “What’s next?” is the question going around.Twitter thread (hat tip to [personal profile] tielan ): So you just got home from your local Women's March. Now what

Lots of people and lots of websites are being set up to help walk folks through it -- and it’s almost information overload with all of these options. At the bottom of this post, I’ve put together a preliminary list of these. If you’re ready to jump in, feel free to skip ahead.

If you’re like me and struggle with picking the “right one,” I suggest a different approach.

Recognize What Your Limits Are
  1. Are you going to have the spoons to call Congress people every day or do you need to limit it to once a week?
  2. If you can't call, can you write letters or postcards?
  3. Do you have the time, energy, or ability to get involved in an in-person group? If so what kind of time commitment can you make?
Answering these for yourself upfront will help you figure out what website/group is right for you, and more importantly set your personal boundaries so you don’t have to feel guilty for not living up to unrealistic goals. The goal is sustained action over four years, so do what you can when you can.

Make a Personal Action Plan
  1. Once you've figured out what you can do and how often, write it down!
  2. Figure out a time you can do it and make it a habit. Schedule it on your calendar. Google Calendar has email reminders for you to do the thing. I use Habitica, so I’ve added calling my Congress people to my Thursday Dailies to-do list.
  3. Gather all the letter writing materials, phone numbers, whatever for the thing.
  4. If you need motivation, find a buddy to do the thing with. We're looking into organizing virtual call partiesso stay tuned.
  5. Make sure self-care is part of your action plan. [personal profile] snickfic 's 1/25 roundup linked to a really great article about this How to #StayOutraged Without Losing Your Mind (Medium).

Writing down a plan forces you to think through the steps and visualize yourself doing them. This can help get you to actually do them, if that’s something you’re struggling with. You are not alone - it’s hard to start a new habit like this.

Okay, now onto the resource list. I have not vetted these, so if folks can endorse, please do so, and add more in comments and I'll add them to the list.

Set it up and don’t think about it action from home
Donate monthly to an organization

Weekly action from home
re:act
Fight Trump
Democrats Abroad Congressional Call Storm for Americans living abroad
5 Calls
The 65: We're His Problem Now

Less than daily more than weekly
Wall of Us
My Civic Workout
Call Them In

Daily action from home
Any of the above sites giving weekly actions can be turned into Daily by repeating or alternating different week's scripts
DailyAction.org

Get yourself out there in your community
#JointheMovement
Dream Corps

By topic
Helps Figure Out What Organizations You May Want to Support
Holy Fuck the Election

Healthcare
Families USA

What Congress is Voting On
MegaVote



Feel free to add more in the comments. This will become an updated resource list.

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