5 Calls – 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.
Spend 5 minutes, make 5 calls. 5 Calls:
- provides phone numbers and scripts so calling is quick and easy
- uses your location to find your local representatives so your calls have more impact
The 65 – Over 65 million Americans rejected Donald Trump on Election Day. What if we came together every day to fight for our vision of a diverse, inclusive America? Together, we can use our voices for a weekly call to action to remind Congress that they work for all of us.
The 65 has compiled a set of scripts for over a dozen issues in the progressive agenda. The demands in these scripts aren’t radically left-leaning. That’s intentional. The 65 believes, "...progress happens slowly, from the middle out. The middle isn’t where we want to end up, necessarily, but it’s where we have to start."
Action For a Better Tomorrow – We started off as a Facebook group, but real change happens offline – at the ballot box and the floors of congress and the state legislature. That's why we have a long term vision of action for the group.
Phase 1: Organize interested members. That means signing up for a centralized email list, organized by zip code, congressional district and state house and senate districts. No matter what corner of the state you're in, we will help you network and organize with other progressives in your area.
Phase 2: Create a formal infrastructure with a full suite of advocacy tools. We want to make it effortless for members to write letters to congress, call their local representatives, and more. While the national group will focus on national issues (as will we, in terms of how they impact us in Illinois), we will also focus on local, city and state advocacy.
Phase 3: Train and educate members across the state about how get involved in politics and policy. Train and support members who want to run for office at all levels -- from school board to township office to state positions.”
Sign up for email action alerts, advocacy training, and policy education.
Action Friday – Action Friday is an attempt to normalize political engagement and activism. Each Friday I will suggest one action to take in the coming week to more deeply involve yourself in local, national, and global activism. These will be simple tasks with straightforward instructions. I will be working hard to find reliable and trustworthy information sources. My goal is that the average citizen can come to this blog once a week and follow step-by-step guides to take once concrete action to progress our world.” See their post A Shy Person’s Guide to Calling Your Representatives.
A simple guide to how you can throw sand in the gears of the Trump administration – a guide to making public comments on draft federal regulations
Capitol Fax – A blog about Illinois state politics by veteran reporter Rich Miller
Common Cause – Click on “Find Your Lawmakers” to find contact information for President, Senators, and Representative.
Congress.gov – Presented by the Library of Congress, Congress.gov is the official website for U.S. federal legislative information.
Daily Action – Text the word DAILY to the number 228466 (A-C-T-I-O-N). You’ll be prompted to enter your ZIP code and that’s it—you’re signed up. You will subsequently receive one text message every workday about an issue that we have determined to be urgent based on where you live. You tap on the phone number in your message, listen to a short recording about that day’s issue, and from there you’ll be automatically routed to your Senator, member of Congress, or other relevant elected official.
Disability Voters – An activist group for people who want to promote election outcomes that benefit people with disabilities and their families.
Illinois Election Data – A data driven website created to share and display useful campaign data on Illinois elections: maps, vote analysis, fundraising budgets, and redistricting.
Illinois General Assembly – Website for the Illinois State Senate and Illinois State House; contains contact information for legislators, session schedules, FOIA information, and more. Click on GA Dashboard to find updates for committee hearings on pending legislation and to fill out witness slips supporting or opposing pending legislation.
The Indivisible Guide – A practical guide to resisting the Trump agenda. Former congressional staffers reveal best practices for making Congress listen. A downloadable guide with detailed strategies for interacting with elected officials & a video introducing the strategies of the Indivisible Guide, a guide for group leaders, links to local groups, a Capitol calendar, and more.
#LibrariesResist Resource List – Building a curated list of resources for libraries and library workers in the resistance. Because if Park Rangers can do it, so can we. Work in progress.
Organizing for America – With more than 250 local chapters around the country, OFA volunteers are building this organization from the ground up, community by community, one conversation at a time—whether that’s on a front porch or on Facebook. We’re committed to finding and training the next generation of great progressive organizers, because at the end of the day, we aren’t the first to fight for progressive change, and we won’t be the last.
The Persist List – an easy-to-navigate list of #resistance events in Chicago
Rise Stronger – RISE is working to become the largest citizen watchdog organization in the United States with the mission of empowering Americans to monitor and take action in response to the Trump Administration, Congress, and state and local governments.
We are citizens who want to RISE up to hold our government and public officials accountable. Read the Rise Healthcare Guide for a detailed discussion of issues and strategy around the ACA/Obamacare.
Resistance Toolkit – a web-based aggregator of tips, app, and websites devoted to #resistance.
Resistbot – turns your text messages into daily letters to Congress in the simplest and easiest way possible. Resistbot will ask for your name and information to find your elected officials. Your representatives will know you’re a constituent – that’s who matters to them. Text "resist" to 50409 to get started.
Town Hall Project – a volunteer-powered, grassroots effort that empowers constituents across the country to have face-to-face conversations with their elected representatives. There is no better way to influence your representatives than in-person conversations. Town halls are a longstanding American tradition--where our elected representatives must listen and respond to the concerns of their constituents.
Wall of Us – He promised a wall. He will be stopped by a wall of us. Four concrete acts of resistance delivered to your inbox each week.
Weekly Actions to Resist Trump – We provide strategic, urgent actions you can take every week to stand up to Trump and protect our democracy, our values and our friends and neighbors. Every week, we'll announce a new call to action and a new financial action to work on. We also have phone scripts ready on a whole range of issues–so you can use this site to call Congress any time about whatever is important to you!
Women’s March on Washington – 10 Actions for the first 100 days after the successful Women’s Marches around the world. Click on Take Action.