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Another week in the resistance.

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.

thisfinecrew discussion about where to put your energy
has thoughts on philosophies and suggestions for coping with too many things being bad. Also, I proposed setting up something like Topic Teams in case people wanted to organize into smaller groups to track one topic. Is there interest in that? If so, I'll set up a post. That may also be easier to then be able to track what other resistence groups are doing with respect to each topic and what may be most useful in terms of putting pressure on politicians. Thoughts?

Get Involved
The ACLU is starting a grass roots wing and providing resistance training

Immigration / Dreamers
You can support Dreamers who need to renew their applications to the tune of $495

Get Educated
Why street protests matter
Technology and brainwashing
Linkspam: Don't get undocumented friend sin trouble, Women's strike, News on the Administration
Linkspam: State legistlative special elections, links to daily newsletters, Obamacare replacement, media

News to know

Confirmation Hearings
Rick Perry was confirmed as Secretary of Energy
Ryan Zinke was confirmed as Secretary of Interior and showed up on horseback

Jeff Sessions lied about not having contact with Russia - timeline from Vox with related coverage

Republicans are working on their replacement healthcare bill in as much secrecy as possible. This will end well.

Jewish community centers, schools, and cemeteries have been threatened and vandalized.

How is everyone doing out there?

Poll #18067 This week in the Resistance
Open to: Registered Users, detailed results viewable to: All, participants: 16


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called my one senatory
4 (28.6%)

called my other senator
2 (14.3%)

called my representative
3 (21.4%)

called by state representative
1 (7.1%)

called my state senator
2 (14.3%)

called my govnernor
0 (0.0%)

sent and email/letter/postcard
5 (35.7%)

donated money to a cause
5 (35.7%)

went to an in person activist group
2 (14.3%)

went to a protest
3 (21.4%)


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went to a town hall
0 (0.0%)

signed up for daily action alerts
2 (16.7%)

took care of myself
6 (50.0%)

committed to action in the coming week
3 (25.0%)

did something else
10 (83.3%)

Date: 2017-03-06 12:48 am (UTC)
monanotlisa: Diana as Diana Prince in glasses and a hat, lifting the rim of the latter rakishly. HOT! (Default)
From: [personal profile] monanotlisa
I know it's snowflake-y of me, but could you add, "Am an immigrant and not allowed to participate but cheered on my nearest and dearest"?

Date: 2017-03-06 03:16 am (UTC)
monanotlisa: Diana as Diana Prince in glasses and a hat, lifting the rim of the latter rakishly. HOT! (Default)
From: [personal profile] monanotlisa
Yeah, no worries!


Date: 2017-03-07 05:31 pm (UTC)
redbird: closeup of me drinking tea (Default)
From: [personal profile] redbird
I think I can help with this; are there instructions?

Re: tagging

Date: 2017-03-08 06:03 pm (UTC)
tanaqui: Illumiinated letter T (Default)
From: [personal profile] tanaqui
Thanks for offering! As tassoss says, there aren't really any instructions. I usually look through our existing tags to see if there's something suitable to use, and will create something new if it's a topic we haven't covered previously or where it would be useful to have a more specific tag (like tagging with "daca" or "muslim ban" as well as "immigration").

We have quite a backlog of past posts that aren't tagged, so if you feel up to working through some of those, that would be great. Or if you could just keep on top of tagging new posts as they're made, that would also be really helpful!

Re: tagging

Date: 2017-03-08 11:19 pm (UTC)
redbird: closeup of me drinking tea (Default)
From: [personal profile] redbird
I poked at a couple of recent entries this morning, but it sounds like the most useful thing would be to start with older posts, so I'll do some of that as time and focus allow.

I can also try to keep on top of tagging new posts, but expect one-day delays about once a week, and occasional longer gaps when I leave town.

Re: tagging

Date: 2017-03-16 05:18 pm (UTC)
tanaqui: Illumiinated letter T (Default)
From: [personal profile] tanaqui
Just wanted to say: thank you so much for taking on the tagging and the work you've done so far to tag posts. It'll make the comm so much more useful going forwards, and even if there are delays and gaps now and then, it's a lot better than tassoss and I were managing between us!

Re: tagging

Date: 2017-03-16 05:56 pm (UTC)
redbird: closeup of me drinking tea (Default)
From: [personal profile] redbird
You're welcome. It's a shape of task I'm finding congenial, because I can do it in five- or ten-minute chunks if that's the time and focus I have available. Thank you both for doing all the other work of running the community.

Date: 2017-03-08 01:20 am (UTC)
sathari: (Waiting for ourselves)
From: [personal profile] sathari
Let's see.... was still recovering from attending the DNC meeting (amazing but exhausting for my introvert self); did join some other folks to lobby my state reps in person, and attended some other political meetings, both formal and informal; got a few phone calls in there as well. (I need to do a better job of updating my calendar and action diary, lol!) Tomorrow being the Day Without Women strike, I may try to use that time to figure out a schedule of what to call/write about next.


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