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Thinking about getting (more) involved in local activism in 2017 but not sure how to go about it?

#JointheMovement aims to:
connect more people to existing activist powerhouses before the inauguration to further build the strength of our movement and fight isolation, alienation, and complacency.
As the people who created #JointheMovement point out:
there are many groups and organizations that are ready to provide the training, community, and accountability that we’ll need to stay strong for the work ahead.
You can take the #JointheMovement quiz to find out which groups might be the best fit for you, or check out the full list of organisations.
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The Dream Corps is:
a social justice accelerator [that] back[s] initiatives that close prison doors and open doors of opportunity for all.
Founded by Van Jones, -- activist, author, CNN contributor and a former special advisor to President Obama -- in 2014, the Dream Corps has so far operated three advocacy initiatives:
  • #cut50 works to popularize bipartisan alternatives and practical solutions to help America safely and smartly reduce its jail and prison populations by 50 percent over the next 10 years.
  • #YesWeCode works to help 100,000 young women and men of diverse backgrounds find success in the tech sector.
  • Green For All works to build an inclusive green economy by moving $1 trillion dollars from polluters pockets into low-income communities.

    The Dream Corps is now launching the #LoveArmy:
    In the coming year, we will be coordinating regular actions and bringing people together in large and small gatherings. We will support #MessyTruth conversations. We will host teach-ins and revivals. We'll come together to fight for an inclusive country where everyone counts and everyone matters.
    While they've not released much in the way of specifics, you can sign up for more information and to volunteer.
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    If you're an American living overseas, you should check out Democrats Abroad, the official Democratic Party arm for the millions of Americans living outside the United States.

    You can find out about volunteering opportunities, while they're running a weekly Congressional Call Storm with a useful script for what to say if you're calling from outside the US.
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    A couple of days ago, [personal profile] teaotter made a post about Jill Stein fundraising for vote recounts in Wisconsin, Pennsylvania and Michigan.

    The campaign has now raised sufficient funds for recounts in Wisconsin (with the Wisconin Elections Commisssion having received the recount petition on Friday 25) and Pennsylvania, where the filing deadline is Monday 28. At the time of making this post, the campaign still needed to raise around $1.1 million to fund a recount in Michigan, where the filing deadline is Wednesday 30.

    Stein is also appealing for volunteers to observe the recount in each of the three states and, in the case of Pennsylvania, needs to find at least three voters in each election district willing to submit an affidavit to their county board of elections requesting a recount.

    If you're interested in volunteering as an observer, or you're a voter in Pennsylvania willing to sign an affidavit, you can find out more and submit your details at the pages for each state:

    Michigan
    Pennsylvania
    Wisconsin

    Hillary Clinton's campaign has also come out in support of the recount, and intends to participate "in order to ensure the process proceeds in a manner that is fair to all sides", according to Marc Elias, the Clinton campaign's counsel.

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