With the recent actions in the highest office of the United States, many people want to add their voices and engagement to help create change locally, nationally and internationally. This is a scary time to be sure but also a really exciting time, full of potential for getting real work done. I feel we are at a crossroads and what we decide right now - whether to be engaged citizens or passive spectators - will have broad implications in many lives and for generations to come. A lot of people want uncomplicated access to helping create change and there has never been an easier time for this than now. I have created this document to be an ongoing, updated list of resources for progressive activists with an emphasis on resources that offer weekly action items. If you have more to add, please comment below and I will also add to the document body. Thanks, everyone!
Wall-of-Us: Effective weekly action items, I start out every Monday checking through the four acts one can take each week and it starts my week feeling empowered.
The Sixty-Five: Formally the “We’re His Problem Now” call sheet, The 65 designates weekly calls to Congress with helpful scripts and easy to navigate prompts.
Weekly Action Checklists for Democrats, Independents and Republicans of Conscience: Sign up here for a weekly email with well-researched action items. These are all actions you can take from home along with suggested supplemental reading.
DailyAction.org: Weekly actions? Pah! Try daily actions you can do from your phone. I just signed up for this. Looks amazing.
ACLU Action: Because freedom can’t protect itself. Check this out daily for new calls to action.
5 Calls: “Turn your passive participation into active resistance. Facebook likes and Twitter re-tweets can’t create the change you want to see. Calling your Government on the phone can. Spend 5 minutes, make 5 calls.” This is a fantastic resource that I am loving.
Fax Zero: You get up to five free faxes you can send every day to your Senators and Representatives through this handy resource that takes you directly to their numbers. Write your message to them on the cover letter and hit send!
Indivisible Guide: You can create or find a local Indivisible chapter here as well as read their very helpful guide and you can also sign up for their weekly email alerts. Highly recommended!
Resistance Calendar: Looking to join or add an event that resists the Trump administration? Check out this amazing resource.