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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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(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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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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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


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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] tassosss
The news of the week is Hurricana Harvey relief and DACA.

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.

Ongoing actions and activities

Links to Hurricane Harvey relief efforts

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
Resources if DACA Ends

Special Elections
Good news: Dems win VA school board special election 2:1

So, what have you all been up to in the last week or are planning to get involved in next week?

Poll #18774 This week
Open to: Registered Users, detailed results viewable to: All, participants: 3


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called my one senator
2 (66.7%)

called my other senator
2 (66.7%)

called my representative
1 (33.3%)

called my governor
0 (0.0%)

called my state reps
0 (0.0%)

sent a postcard/email/letter/fax
1 (33.3%)

attended a town hall
0 (0.0%)

donated money to a cause
3 (100.0%)

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
0 (0.0%)

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

did something else
1 (100.0%)

committed to action in the coming week
1 (100.0%)


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http://www.colorlines.com/articles/how-donate-money-and-other-aid-communities-color-houston
what it says on the tin

TEJAS, the Texas Environmental Justice Advocacy Services, has worked for a long time to raise awareness of the ecological risks--you can donate at https://www.youcaring.com/texasenvironmentaljusticeadvocacyservices-917974
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https://act.myngp.com/Forms/-3833118145683060992?midqs=-8534321293867089920

special mission: helping marginalized people such as people of color and undocumented people.
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I C&pd an e-mail so the links aren't live, but there should be enough info. to find the organization:

Hello there --

All weekend, people in Houston, across the Gulf Coast, and around the country have been pitching in to aid those affected by the devastating flooding in southeastern Texas.

We've been inspired by the acts of citizens aiding their neighbors, the first responders at work on the ground, and the people around the country who have come together to support those in need.

Help is still needed, and there are many ways for you to contribute from anywhere. Here are some of the organizations providing urgent relief and essential services to the people affected by Hurricane Harvey:

Red Cross
The American Red Cross is working around the clock to provide safe shelter and comfort for the hundreds of thousands of people impacted by Hurricane Harvey. Visit redcross.org, call 1-800-RED-CROSS, or text the word HARVEY to 90999 to make a $10 donation.

Southern Baptist Disaster Relief
Southern Baptist Disaster Relief is assisting in the care of thousands of displaced Texans, and working to restore homes. Learn more about how to support their efforts here.

Save the Children
Save the Children is delivering family-friendly relief supplies, setting up child-friendly spaces in shelters, providing specially trained staff to help children, and planning for long-term recovery needs. Support their Hurricane Harvey relief efforts here.

Houston Food Bank
The Houston Food Bank is providing immediate food distribution to families most in need. Donate now or learn more about how to volunteer at houstonfoodbank.org.

If you're able, please do what you can to help out. As President Obama said, that's what we do as Americans.
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The Houston DSA chapter has raised about $46,000 of its $75,000 goal (and they will specifically be helping undocumented people). Link if you want to get them further to the goal:

https://www.youcaring.com/peopleimpactedbyhurricaneharvey-914409
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Since Trump's got round to banning trans people from the military via executive order as well as Tweet, I thought I'd pass on a rec I saw for a good small trans organization who can use any donations you may wish to throw at them (as well as the big names like Lambda Legal, who are likely to be spearheading any major legal cases on this issue):

Transgender Law Center
San Francisco Business Times: The Transgender Law Center is training the trans leaders of tomorrow

They have an action center that lets you do things like learn about any trans-specific legislation happening in your state and what local campaigning groups you can contact to get involved.

Tangentially, they're also working with the amazing Southerners on New Ground, a "a regional Queer Liberation organization made up of people of color, immigrants, undocumented people, people with disabilities, working class and rural and small town, LGBTQ people in the South".

(You know you want a Bayard Rustin votive candle. Because who wouldn't?)
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[twitter.com profile] SaraJBenincasa THREAD: I think it would be cool if tons of folks donated to good Charlottesville-based nonprofits those Nazi jerks would really hate. So...

Expanded version as an article on Medium

I know there are lots of other link lists and recommendations for places to donate floating around, so maybe people could add them in comments?

And, obviously, US people could usefully call their reps and ask them to explicitly condemn white supremacist terrorism (if your reps have already done so, you can phone or send them a card to thank them!).
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Apologies again for missing last week's check in.

Housekeeping

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.

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.

Healthcare
Submit a public comment on the Senate's Healthcare bill
Link to spreadsheet for actions and groups resisting AHCA/BRCA
Find a town hall event and call your senators about BRCA

Activism
Donation matching for several groups happening right now (or recently. Still good organizations to give to if you're looking)

Voter Registration / Voting Rights
Call to support the Automatic Voter Registration Act
Call State reps/administration against voter suppression tactics

Climate Change
City of Boston hosting climate change data

How's everyone doing?

Poll #18546 this week
Open to: Registered Users, detailed results viewable to: All, participants: 8


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called my one senator
5 (62.5%)

called my other senator
5 (62.5%)

called my representative
4 (50.0%)

called my governor
3 (37.5%)

called my state reps
0 (0.0%)

sent a letter/postcard/fax/email
4 (50.0%)

attended a town hall
0 (0.0%)

donated moeny to a cause
2 (25.0%)

attended an in person sctivist group
3 (37.5%)

participated in online phone training
0 (0.0%)

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went to a protest
1 (12.5%)

signed up for alerts
0 (0.0%)

took care of myself
4 (50.0%)

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

did something else
4 (50.0%)

committed to action in the coming week
2 (25.0%)



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In case anyone's got some spare cash they found down the back of the sofa:

The National Immigration Law Center have donation-matching up to $100,000 to help them create a Rapid Response Fund:

Donate to NILC

Planned Parenthood Action have donation-matching up to $350,000:

Donate to PP

The Climate Science Legal Defence Fund have matching up to $50,000:

Donate to the CSLDF

The National Network of Abortion Funds have matching up to $50,000, and their solicitation e-mail ends "Let’s fund abortion, build power, and radically love each other," bless them (they're also the only organization I've encountered where a staff member has their preferred pronouns in their sig which makes me feel warm and fuzzy):

Donate to the NNAF

If you know of others, please comment!
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(Idea/links stolen shamelessly -- again! -- from a thread at [community profile] fail_fandomanon. Thanks to the person who started the thread and to everyone who contributed links.)

It's Pride month! So if you decide each month where to allocate (part of your) monthly charitable giving, here are some LGBT+ organisations to consider:

https://www.glaad.org/
https://www.lambdalegal.org/
http://www.thetrevorproject.org/
https://www.hrc.org/
http://www.southernequality.org/
http://www.aliforneycenter.org/
https://truecolorsfund.org/
http://www.sageusa.org/ (Note: website was not working when I checked the link)
http://www.seacoastoutright.org/

Please feel free to suggest more in the comments
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Two men were stabbed to death and another man severely injured Friday on a light-rail train in Portland, Oregon after intervening when a passenger began “ranting and raving”, shouting anti-Muslim slurs at two young women, police said.
https://www.launchgood.com/project/muslims_united_for_portland_heroes#/

https://www.gofundme.com/tri-met-heroes
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(I don't think this has been posted yet. If it has, I don't think it will do any harm to post it again.)

ActBlue has set up a 2018 Democratic Nominee Fund to collect contributions and distribute them equally (unless you specify otherwise) to democratic nominees in 24 House races once they have been chosen in the primaries:
Twenty-four Republicans from districts where Trump won less than 50 percent of the vote in 2016 voted for this bill. Democrats need 24 seats to take back the House. Most of these races don't have Democratic candidates yet or have primaries next year. But we're not waiting till then. Every dollar you contribute to a Democratic Nominee Fund on this page will be transferred to the Democratic nominee when they win their primary next year. That means every dollar will go directly to beating Paul Ryan's majority and taking back the House.
Donate to the ActBlue fund here

Additional Action: I saw this linked over at [community profile] fail_fandomanon. The person who posted the link also suggested calling your representative if they voted for Trumpcare, even if they're not in one of the 24 districts listed, and telling them that you donated and why.
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The National Conference of Governors of Mexico have written to a U.S. court in support of detained DACA recipient, Daniel Ramirez Medina, who has been stripped of his DACA status after ICE claimed he was a "self-admitted gang member".

The Governors' letter, entered into the court record, expresses confidence that Ramirez's "right to liberty will be fully observed and considered" in the court's expedited review of his case, where arguments are set for next Wednesday.

Meanwhile, Daniela Vargas, a 22-year-old Argentinian woman, was arrested shortly after criticizing Trump's immigration policies during a news conference. A former participant in the program, she couldn't afford the $495 fee to renew her status when it expired last fall, according to her lawyer. She was finally able to find the money to reapply last month.

The cost of a DACA application or renewal is often an issue for would-be Dreamers. If you're interested in supporting individuals looking to renew their DACA award, check out these GoFundMe pages.
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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


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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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