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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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[personal profile] tanaqui
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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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] tanaqui and I are very grateful for the help.


Hurricane relief
Lin-Manuel Miranda made a thing for Puerto Rico
[community profile] fandomlovespuertorico is live! Go and bid
Call your congress person to help Puerto Rico
Links for how to help with the relief efforts for Irma and Maria
For lots of links for hurricane relief for Harvey, see the check-in post from two weeks ago

Nuclear Deterrence
Pull the (Nuclear) Football bill before Congress to require congressional approval before a nuclear strike.

Healthcare
Trump is working the sabotage from within angle by not funding the subsidies that make Obamacare work. (Vox)

Poll #18940 This week
Open to: Registered Users, detailed results viewable to: All, participants: 10


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called my one senator
4 (50.0%)

called my other senator
3 (37.5%)

called my representative
3 (37.5%)

called my governor
0 (0.0%)

called my state reps
0 (0.0%)

sent a postcard/email/letter/fax
5 (62.5%)

attended a town hall
0 (0.0%)

donated money to a cause
5 (62.5%)

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
1 (14.3%)

took care of myself
5 (71.4%)

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

did something else
4 (57.1%)

committed to action in the coming week
2 (28.6%)



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[personal profile] julian
My very own own Senator Ed Markey, along with California Congressman Ted Lieu, has created a bill that would require authorization from Congress (either as a declaration of war or the more-common- of-late authorization of force) before a nuclear strike.

This is a wonderful bill for a number of obvious reasons; it's HR 699/S 200. (House/Senate version. House text.)

If you are so inclined, call your Senators and Congressfolk to urge them to pass it. (202) 224-3121, or use Resistbot. (Text the word "resist" to 50409 to begin.)

Rachelmanijia has more info, a script, and other ideas here, and the campaign is hashtagging it up at #PullTheFootball, if you're Twitter-inclined.

If you're not American, feel free to share the info around anyway; the more folks who get this info, the better.
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[personal profile] rydra_wong
(Crossposting from [community profile] hamiltunes.)



Can be bought on iTunes etc.. Proceeds go to https://hispanicfederation.org/unidos/

This bit from the info says it all, I think: "Vocals Performed by Marc Anthony, Ruben Blades, Camila Cabello, Pedro Capo, Dessa, Gloria Estefan, Fat Joe, Luis Fonsi, Juan Luis Guerra, Alex Lacamoire, John Leguizamo, Jennifer Lopez, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Rita Moreno, Ednita Nazario, Joell Ortiz, Anthony Ramos, Gina Rodriguez, Gilberto Santa Rosa, PJ Sin Suela, Tommy Torres, Ana Villafañe."

LMM talks about the song (and stands by his Tweets at Trump):

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[personal profile] tassosss
Just the poll this week.

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] tanaqui  and I are very grateful for the help.


Hurricane relief
[community profile] fandomlovespuertorico
Call your congress person to help Puerto Rico
Links for how to help with the relief efforts for Irma and Maria
For lots of links for hurricane relief for Harvey, see the check-in post from two weeks ago

Poll #18913 This week
Open to: Registered Users, detailed results viewable to: All, participants: 7


I

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called my one senator
3 (60.0%)

called my other senator
3 (60.0%)

called my representative
2 (40.0%)

called my governor
0 (0.0%)

called my state reps
0 (0.0%)

sent a postcard/email/letter/fax
2 (40.0%)

attended a town hall
0 (0.0%)

donated money to a cause
3 (60.0%)

attended an in-person activist group
1 (20.0%)

articipated in phone/online training
0 (0.0%)

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went to a protest
0 (0.0%)

signed up for alerts
1 (16.7%)

took care of myself
1 (16.7%)

not a US citizen but worked in solidarity in my own community
1 (16.7%)

did something else
5 (83.3%)

committed to action in the coming week
1 (16.7%)




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[personal profile] tassosss
So this week, Obamacare repeal 3.evil failed and Trump picked fights with the NFL and Puerto Rico.

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] tanaqui  and I are very grateful for the help.

Hurricane relief

Call your congress person to help Puerto Rico
Links for how to help with the relief efforts for Irma and Maria
For lots of links for hurricane relief for Harvey, see the check-in post from two weeks ago

Special Elections

Info in the comments about sending postcards to registered voters to increase turnout in special elections

Other ongoing actions and activities

Hope not Hate launches US site Includes some links to the amazing project by the UK organisation involving an undercover reporter infiltrating the alt-right.
Events to prevent a Muslim Ban leading to an rally in Washington on October 10
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 #18887 This week
Open to: Registered Users, detailed results viewable to: All, participants: 9


!

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called my one senator
5 (71.4%)

called my other senator
5 (71.4%)

called my representative
4 (57.1%)

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
5 (71.4%)

attended an in-person activist group
2 (28.6%)

participated in phone/online training
0 (0.0%)

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went to a protest
0 (0.0%)

signed up for alerts
2 (33.3%)

took care of myself
3 (50.0%)

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

did something else
5 (83.3%)

committed to action in the coming week
2 (33.3%)



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[personal profile] teaotter
Democrats won two formerly Republican state seats tonight: Florida State Senate 40 and New Hampshire Rockingham 4. That makes EIGHT flipped special election seats since the November election -- while the Republicans have yet to flip a single contested seat.

I want to give a shout out to Postcards to Voters, a grassroots organization that sends hand-written postcards to potential progressive voters in competitive districts like these. I was part of the postcard campaign for both of these candidates, and I'm thrilled to see our GOTV efforts pay off.

GO TEAM BLUE!!
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[personal profile] redbird
I just called my Congressmember to ask him to support Rep. Nydia Velasquez's request to suspend the Jones Act (so foreign ships can bring aid to Puerto Rico) and not require Puerto Rico to match FEMA disaster relief funds (because Puerto Rico doesn't have the money). The staffer said she'd pass this along to him: she was generally sympathetic to the request to help Puerto Rico after the hurricane, but I'm not sure she, or Rep. Capuano, is aware of this specific.

I heard about this on my Twitter feed, and Rep. Velasquez's press release and letter to the acting secretary of homeland security are here:

https://velazquez.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/members-congress-push-recovery-plan-puerto-rico
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(Cross-posting from my DW.)

McCain's a no, Susan Collins is finding it "very difficult" to envision voting for the bill, and others are dithering or have expressed concern. But as I understand it you need three Republican "no" votes to stop Pence from tie-breaking, and Trump and co. are leaning hard on people to fall in line.

The latest trick is revising the bill to send money towards the states of potential holdouts.

So -- things are looking hopeful, but it's not a given that it'll fail.

[tumblr.com profile] plaidadder: Zombie Trumpcare 3.0 continues to stagger through the streets. It is time to call your elected representatives again.

[tumblr.com profile] bengaliprincess: heads up: as of right now, whip count for the graham-cassidy health care bill (trumpcare 3.0? i think it’s 3.0 honestly i’ve lost track) is split evenly at 50-50.

[tumblr.com profile] sashayed: Hello! Good morning! Did you know Congress is trying to kill millions of people, again? (includes script, with screaming; maybe leave out the screaming? or maybe don't?)

[tumblr.com profile] digoxin-purpurea: Anonymous asked: yeah that's part of the issue.... phone anxiety means i don't like to make people uncomfortable even if it's Very Worth It (contains very brief and good phone script)

WaPo current tally:

Cassidy-Graham whip count

Satirical commentary:

McSweeney's: Why Won’t You Just Let Us Pass a Health Care Bill and Kill a Few Million People?
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The focus for action this week has been on yet another attempt to repeal Obamacare andon hurricane relief for Irma and Maria. (Let's take it as read that the Idiot-in-Chief has been spouting drivel about various topics and edging us towards nuclear war….)

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.

Hurricane relief

Links for how to help with the relief efforts for Irma and Maria
For lots of links for hurricane relief for Harvey, see the check-in post from two weeks ago

Obamacare

Another Obamacare repeal attempt is afoot

Other ongoing actions and activities

Hope not Hate launches US site Includes some links to the amazing project by the UK organisation involving an undercover reporter infiltrating the alt-right.
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
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 #18859 The Week
Open to: Registered Users, detailed results viewable to: All, participants: 11


This week, I...

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called my one senator
5 (50.0%)

called my other senator
4 (40.0%)

called my representative
0 (0.0%)

called my governor
2 (20.0%)

called my state reps
0 (0.0%)

sent a postcard/email/letter/fax
2 (20.0%)

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
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
0 (0.0%)

did something else
4 (80.0%)

committed to action in the coming week
3 (60.0%)

rydra_wong: The display board of a train reads "this train is fucked". (this train is fucked)
[personal profile] rydra_wong
Thanks to [personal profile] cesy for the heads-up -- Hope not Hate, a UK group who've been working tirelessly and effectively against fascist, racist and far-right groups over here have launched a US site:

Hope Not Hate (Twitter: [twitter.com profile] hopenothate_USA)

By way of making a dramatic entry, this seems to have been timed to co-ordinate with the announcement of their epic undercover project: Patrik Hermansson, an extremely brave young Swedish grad student, infiltrated the alt-right and lived undercover in the movement in London and the US for nearly a year, wired for sound and carrying hidden cameras. This ultimately included being at Charlottesville and witnessing the car attack that killed Heather Heyer.

The documentary is coming soon, and the comprehensive report on the international alt-right (for which the infiltration was part of the research) is here:

The International Alternative Right

News reports:

New York Times: Undercover With the Alt-Right

Raw Story: ‘It’s gonna end with concentration camps’: Alt-right executive boasts of a future Europe with Hitler on their money

I love HnH; I've supported them for years and have friends who've volunteered for them. They have a long history working against fascist and far right groups in the UK, through research, infiltration, legal action, anti-racist/xenophobic education and campaigning, and their work seems to have naturally become international as the "alt-right" itself has (e.g. with the "Defend Europe" boat).

So I think their expertise (and the willingness of their reporters to put their necks on the line like this, holy fuck) is going to be a hugely valuable resource for people fighting this shit in the US too.
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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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[personal profile] tanaqui
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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[personal profile] executrix
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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