RESIST! ACTIONS, LISTS, LINKS for pushing back against DT and holding him/his administration accountable. A hopefully helpful page for the overwhelmed, bashful, frustrated, depressed, angry…
This is by no mean an exhaustive list – but the following progressive groups and links provide info, support and actions – focusing on the latter. Find what most speaks to you, sign-up and get to work! If you'd like this list as a word doc - email me (follows).
Note: Many of the Facebook groups are “closed” groups; requiring you request to join or have someone you know already in the group, invite you.
I did my best to chunk groups/pages in categories, but many overlap, while others that fit are not included simply because I don’t have the time + I don’t want to further overwhelm those looking for actions they can do.
Good places to start – Calendars, Lists, Resources
Voting Guide 2020: Issues That Matter to Seniors: This guide tackles some of the most important issues facing older Americans ahead of the 2020 election — including how to safely vote during a pandemic. We’ll explore what’s at stake for Medicare, Social Security, the future of prescription drug prices, and more. https://www.retireguide.com/guides/seniors-voting-guide-2020/#content
1. Resistance Calendar: dates and provides info on rallies and other events – city, state and nation-wide events. You can also add your own events. https://www.resistancecalendar.org
3. Daily Actions – Daily texts with a focus/action
Resisting extremism in America one phone call at a time
4. Pantsuit Nation (link to Facebook page, below)
6. Organizations Dedicated to Helping Immigrants and Refugees (partial list)
Novato/Marin/Bay Area action, info and support orientated groups
Mill Valley Community Action Network
MV/Southern Marin residents standing up for American values and democracy. Group works to promote equality, tolerance and just solutions to problems that have contributed to Trump’s rise, using lobbying and peaceful protest, etc. available in our democracy. https://www.facebook.com/groups/mvcan/
Marin County Resistance (MCR) Indivisible
We are Marinites organizing under the Indivisible banner to fight Trump and his racist band of cronies. Indivisible tells us the most effective way is to apply constant pressure on our elected representatives, from town council to hospital board to governor.
March 8 - evening, Fairfax Community Church - Postcard writing event. Postcards to be mailed to arrive at the White House on March 15 (info on Ides of Trump action below).
A coalition of citizens committed to protecting American values of inclusion, equality, and justice
Indivisible Marin/Sonoma Team Pi
Located in Novato, CA. We love Pie and Pi is Indivisible.
Novato Stands United
We are the best of Novato. We live here. We work here. We attend public schools here. We raise our children here and we send them to our schools. We are citizens and we are undocumented, and we all have the same goal: to stand up and do what is right for our children, for our community, for our country, and for our world.
Novato Peaceful Support Group
A place for Novatans to reach out to others in need of support and caring during these troubled times. Though primarily support, it also has some actions particularly around supporting our Muslim neighbors. https://www.facebook.com/groups/1089617151167877/
United Marin Rising – Coalition group
Engages Marin residents through education and social political actions to achieve social, environmental and economic justice. Group is hosting 3 upcoming strategy meet/greet meetings (info on Facebook page) https://www.facebook.com/UnitedMarinRising/
Indivisible West Marin
We are a group of activists in West Marin, California, dedicated to objecting loudly and regularly to the regime's agenda.
Together We Stand Indivisible – Petaluma
An inclusive local Petaluma group, started off as Pantsuit Nation, Petaluma. Trying to stop the Trump agenda by working locally to support vulnerable groups and causes and elect progressive local, state and national candidates and causes. Also working at the national level to influence members of Congress using the Indivisible Guide.
Bridge Together Golden Gate – Bay Area
Their event already took place but the Facebook page remains active and informative https://www.facebook.com/groups/bridgtogetherGG/
National Action and information Groups/Links
Susie Thomkins Buell
Resist, women and environmental advocacy
Women’s March on Washington Group
10 Actions/100 Days – March 8th Day Without Women (working w/ Strike4democracy for the march)
Stands together in solidarity with their partners and children for the protection of women’s rights, safety, health, and families - recognizing that our vibrant and diverse communities are the strength of our country. www.womensmarch.com
A nationwide network of feminist activist groups focused on taking action to resist Tr*mp. Gather across the country on the 2nd Sunday of each month to engage w/ elected officials (letters, emails, phone, social media, in person). Amplify and build on action items of other progressive orgs. Build communities of empowered educated and active feminists working for peace, justice, equity. https://www.solidaritysundays.org/get-involved
March for Science – Earth Day march – April 22
It's time for people who support scientific research and evidence-based policies to take a public stand and be counted. Scientists and science enthusiasts come from all races, all religions, all gender identities, all sexual orientations, all abilities, all socioeconomic backgrounds, all political perspectives, and all nationalities. Our diversity is our greatest strength: a wealth of opinions, perspectives, and ideas is critical for the scientific process. https://www.facebook.com/groups/1862739727343189/
International Refugee Assistance Project/Urban Justice Center
Working in the US on the Travel Ban, IRAP is on the frontlines of the fight against the discriminatory executive order signed by President Trump. Sign up for their action alerts - on website
Postcard Mailings, Phone Calls, Movie Viewings, Town Halls…
5 Calls – Make your voice heard – Download App
Turn your passive participation into active resistance. Facebook likes and Twitter retweets can’t create the change you want to see. Calling your Government on the phone can. Take 5 minutes and make 5 calls https://5calls.org
UltraViolet – Mail Paul Ryan postcards and other actions.
A community of people from all walks of life. UltraViolet works on a range of issues including health care, economic security, violence, reproductive rights, racial justice, and immigration... Supports the voices of all women, especially women of color and LGBTQ women https://act.weareultraviolet.org/sign/paulryan_postcards/
The Ides of Trump – March 15
On 3.15.17 everyone will mail the White House a postcard that publicly expresses their vocal opposition to the new president. Collectively, in vast number, from all corners of the world, will overwhelm Washington. More postcard actions will follow. www.theidesoftrump.com #theidesoftrump https://www.facebook.com/TheIdesOfTrump/
Weekly Actions to Resist Trump - Phoning
Sign up to receive a weekly call to action in your inbox. Calling our legislators is one of our most important tools to stand up to Donald Trump and his administration. But a lot of us are feeling a little overwhelmed by so many different issues and asks to call about. Every week we'll post a new action of the week here, and make it super easy for you to get the information and a script to help you call. http://www.weekly-resistance.online
National Screening Day - April 4
90 art house movie theatres across the country will participate in a screening of the 80’s movie 1984. April 4 was chosen because it's the day George Orwell's protagonist Winston Smith begins rebelling against his oppressive government. These theaters owners also strongly believe in supporting the National Endowment for the Arts and see any attempt to scuttle that program as an attack on free speech and creative expression through entertainment. This event provides a chance for communities to show their unity and have their voices heard.
Bend the Arc Jewish Action – Coordinated w/ MoveOn
List of Town Hall meetings (by Zip Code)
Town Hall Tool Kit: http://www.weveseenthisbefore.org/townhall2017
Novato/Marin Democratic Candidate/Election Actions and Efforts
Marin Democratic Party/Democratic Central Committee of Marin is organizing actions + sharing info about actions being planned/organized by other groups:
www.marindemocrats.org (there will soon be an events calendar)
National Candidate/Election/Political Actions and Efforts
Sister District – Going from Red to Blue
When you join the Sister District Project you you’ll be connected with your local Sister District team. After the primary elections in June, your team will be matched with a strategic, winnable race that needs your support. In 2017, your Sister Race will be a down-ballot race that is critical to helping Democrats defend or take back control of the states and bring fairness back to redistricting. As 2018 approaches, you will be matched with a swing congressional district, or other strategically important race, so that we can take back the House of Representatives and the State Legislatures. www.sisterdistrict.com
Swing Left – Don’t Despair. Mobilize.
Find your closest Swing District and join its team to learn about actionable opportunities to support progressives—and defeat Republicans—in that district, no matter where you live. Stop Trump and the GOP agenda by working together NOW. www.swingleft.org
Progressive Change Campaign Committee
The Progressive Change Campaign Committee (PCCC) and its over 1 million members and growing nation-wide believe in fighting for bold progressive change. It’s not enough to agree with us on the issues we champion — heroes in Congress and candidates on the campaign trail that we support also believe in fighting for these values. www.boldprogressives.org
Brand New Congress
Join the political revolution. Brand New Congress is a campaign to run 400+ non-politician candidates for Congress in 2018 in one unified campaign behind one plan to rebuild the economy, repair our communities and radically reform our institutions. Local organizing tool kit and more.
Daily Kos/Daily Kos Election Morning Digest (email)
Political analysis with a liberal bent – includes action items
www.dailykos.com (click on “Action”)
Campaign action email alerts: https://www.dailykos.com/…/receive-daily-kos-email-action-a…
Nasty Beautiful Women
A web of friends focused on effective ACTION against the current administration. Share ideas for action items and always aspire to be kind. Beautiful men welcome.
With many new to advocating, keeping the information organized and simple is essential. Use this group to post your daily actions, ask questions, and help each other know who to contact, when and how. https://www.facebook.com/groups/351014635291783/
Warriors for Humanity
Stand together in solidarity and unity with allies, women, immigrants, people of color, LGBTQ+, people with disabilities and anyone who is threatened under the new administration. Together the group will support, educate, walk hand in hand and actively be a part of a growing social justice movement to protect our rights, our education system and the environment.
Trump Resistance Movement (TRM)
Peaceful Resistance to the intolerance, racism and bigotry of the Trump Administration.
Donald Trump is Not my President
Leading a peaceful resistance against Donald Trump. Group who opposes Trump and the deplorable things he stands for. RESIST! https://www.facebook.com/groups/hillaryclinton2016president/
Boycott Trump Products
Grab Your Wallet
Concerned about conflicts of interest between Trump family businesses & the public good? Flex your consumer power and avoid these companies listed on the site: www.grabyourwallet.org
Boycott Trump Products (Buycott)
This campaign is targeting remaining Trump business associations (Buycott has many other boycott categories)
Democratic Coalition Against Trump – Boycott App
DCAT exists to hold the Trump White House accountable, and is directly countering Donald Trump, along with Republican elected officials and candidates who support him, through digital and traditional advertising, grassroots action, in-depth opposition research, and a nationwide rapid-response team.
Download app and pledge to #BoycottTrump - provides users with a searchable database of over 250 companies and includes many big name brands that you probably didn't know were connected to Trump: https://www.democraticcoalition.org/boycott
Established Progressive Grassroots Movements - Petitions, Actions, Info – Daily Actions
MoveOn – Civic and Political Action/Information
The largest independent, progressive, digitally-connected organizing group in the United States.
Sign-up to receive daily info, actions: www.moveon.org
MoveOn Petitions: http://petitions.moveon.org and http://front.moveon.org
Human Rights Campaign
More than 1.5 million members and supporters nationally. As the largest national lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer civil rights organization, HRC envisions a world where LGBTQ people are ensured of their basic equal rights, and can be open, honest and safe at home, at work and in the community: http://www.hrc.org
For info on their mobile action network: https://www.facebook.com/humanrightscampaign/
Daily Actions – Click Resist Day (link changes daily, click Resist Day (mid page of on-line site) http://www.commondreams.org
A nonprofit, nonpartisan organization working for political change putting the public interest ahead of special interests - striving to make government more open, honest and accountable.
Take Action, Activism Toolkit, Emails alerts - Petitions (Common Cause via Causes) www.commoncause.com
Courage Campaign fights for a more progressive California and country. An online community powered by more than 1.3 million members combining digital tools with grassroots community organizing. Every day using email, social media, petitions, offline events and data-driven outreach to educate public opinion, mobilize action, and hold our leaders accountable. Focusing on 3 priorities: Economic Justice, Human Rights, Corporate and Political Accountability www.couragecampaign.org
Take Action: http://couragecampaign.org/take-action
NARAL Pro-choice America
Defending the rights of women to prevent unintended pregnancy and raise healthy families.
For mobile action alerts: Text “NARAL” to 91990
Planned Parenthood Action
PPNorCalAction expands and protects access to reproductive healthcare in No. Ca. https://www.facebook.com/PPNorCalAction/
Tried and True - In-depth Journalism – Includes email actions
Note: Support progressive in-depth magazines – We need them!
The oldest continuously published weekly magazine in the U.S., and the most widely read weekly journal of liberal/progressive political and cultural news, opinion and analysis:
Action: Members of congress are going home – greet them by demanding health care for all:
Reader-supported nonprofit politically progressive news organization/magazine that does independent and investigative reporting on politics, the environment, human rights, food…
Online, Facebook, Blog www.motherjones.org
Heal, Reform and Transform the World – Spiritual, Jewish
Tikkun with Nextgen: http://www.tikkun.org/nextgen/join-our-movement
The Progressive - A voice for peace, justice and the common good
American monthly magazine of politics, culture and progressivism with a pronounced liberal perspective. www.progressive.org
Pipeline actions NoDaPL:
The Guardian US Edition
An on-line only presence of the British print paper, covering American and international news for an online, global audience. https://www.theguardian.com/us-news
Other groups/individuals that need your support (volunteering and $):
ACLU, Southern Poverty Law Center, Progressive elected officials and candidates that have a spine! Plus many more… Dig deep. Partial list:
Feel free to add friends to this Resist List
TOGETHER WE RISE!