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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.
tanaqui has an excellent round up post this week on what our Minority President’s next moves are and what DHS is doing.
Not a lot of movement at the moment but we’ll keep you updated as they continue.
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
You can request a recording of the conference call that took place this week with Elizabeth Warren to discuss resistance strategies
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
This week I
called my one senator
called my other senator
called my representative
got on a resistence call
signed up for daily action alerts
called my state senator
called my state representative
called my governor
went to a protest
went to a town hall
got involved with a local group
sent a postcard/email/letter
took care of myself
committed to action in the coming week
did something else