Organizing and Mobilizing
- Indivisible (➚)
- People Power (➚) (from the ACLU)
- Resistance School (➚)
- Huddle/Women’s March
- For lawyers who want to get involved (➚)
- A document cataloguing social justice training organizations in the US
- 350 focuses on climate change and resisting fossil fuel projects and industries
Calls to Action – What to Do Right This Moment
- 5 Calls
- The 65
- Jen Hofmann’s Weekly Action Checklist
- Daily Action will text you daily about an issue and call your relevant congressperson from your phone so you can tell them all about it
- One Pulse for America (on gun control)
- Things you can do to encourage opportunity for all
- Lesson plans and suggestions for teachers addressing violence and bigotry (➚)
Tools for Contacting Your Representatives
- US Congress Info (iOS) and the simply-named Congress (Android) are phone apps that will tell you about each Member of Congress, what committees they’re on, the current state of legislation, and so on.
- Contacting Congress will tell you who your legislators are and how to contact them.
- OurStates (➚) tracks issues at the state legislative level, something hard to find elsewhere.
- Resistbot (➚) will contact your representatives for you: Text them your message and they’ll fax or hard-copy mail it to your national legislators so you don’t have to.
- Stance will record your voicemail and deliver it to your representative–no talking to staff members or calling yet another full mailbox.
- Town Hall Project tracks town halls and other in-person events so you can get as much face time with your Members of Congress as possible.
More on Contacting Your Representatives
- TrumpTruthHiders (from MoveOn) lists the votes Republican members of Congress have made to protect Trump, like those that shut down investigations into his tax returns and his administration’s ties with Russia
- The most effective ways to contact your representatives (for non-high-profile issues) (➚)
- Why and how to visit your representatives (➚)
- Indivisible on town halls and other ways to get face time with your representatives (➚, ➚)
- A script for calling your representatives
- How to contact representatives, what to say, and understanding where they’re coming from
- Contacting representatives when their phones are slammed (➚)
National Groups to Join or Donate to
(Some more member-action-oriented than others)
- Showing Up for Racial Justice, Facebook group here
- Your local Indivisible group; also search Facebook
- American Civil Liberties Union – and find people who will match your ACLU donations here!
- Common Cause
- They Are Watching (from the ACLU)
- Southern Poverty Law Center
- Human Rights Campaign, which fights for LGBT equality
- First Amendment Coalition
- Council on American-Islamic Relations
- International Refugee Assistance Project
- Flippable (➚), where you can be directed to state races that have a chance of turning a seat from (R) to (D), and in some cases donate directly.
Protecting Yourself and Others When You’re Out and About
- How to intervene when someone’s being harassed in public (➚)
- Video: How to protect your digital privacy during a protest (➚)
- How to maintain privacy around data-collecting airport security (➚)
- Airport Lawyer will take your info about an immigrant or refugee arriving at any one of many North American airports and refer your traveler to a volunteer lawyer to help them get through customs and immigration
Local Events Calendars
- Iowa City/Cedar Rapids: Little Village Calendar (choose “Community”)
- Reno: Reno News & Review Calendar (“Categories” -> “Civic Benefit” -> “Causes & Activism” and “Politics & Government”)
- North Carolina
- Toledo: Toledo City Paper Calendar (“Categories” -> “Civic Benefit” -> “Causes & Activism” and “Politics & Government”)
- Salt Lake City: Salt Lake City Weekly Calendar (“Categories” -> “Civic Benefit” -> “Causes & Activism” and “Politics & Government”)