action guides and tools
How do you decide what actions to take? Here are some resources that provide ideas for your "daily" action. Also check out our NOPE! list on the ACT page.
- 5 Calls. Locates your local representative and provides phone numbers and scripts about current issues. You can sign up for weekly email alerts,
- 7 real actions you can take after the Women’s March and 1 you shouldn’t. An article from a website called Upworthy.
- 99 Ways to Fight Trump. A blogger's list of 99 (and still growing) actions and the resources you'll need to take these actions. Includes actions for DC residents.
- ACT NOW: Action Center. A good, easy to use list of ways to take actions against Trump.
- Daily Action. Receive a daily text with a script for your daily resistance action - sent from a local Capitol Hill mom. See the Washington Post article about her work.
- How to Meet with Congress. 6 steps - and resources - on how to make the most of your time in a congressional office. Created by the Friends Committee on National Legislation.
- Knock Every Door. Started by former Bernie Sanders staffers, this group is conducting nationwide, door-to-door canvasses - "deep canvassing" - to start conversations with voters and non-voters alike, and in the process help organize our communities against Trump. The idea is that long, open-ended conversations like these can actually change people’s minds – maybe even Trump supporters. They’re also a good way to gain a better understanding of why some Obama voters didn’t vote this year or flipped to Trump. Also see the Mother Jones article, These Bernie Alums Think They have Found the Secret to Reaching Trump Supporters.
- re:act. Subscribe to re:act to receive a weekly email that describes concrete things you can do to take action during the Trump presidency.
- Resistance without Representation: How to Fight the Trump Agenda when you live in DC. A list of actions DC residents can take. This posting is from the website, 730 DC, connecting Washingtonians to their city, to their communities, and to one another.
- Swamp Revolt. Check their website for its "Swamp School:" a resource on nonviolence and active bystander Intervention training.
- We are 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 to remind Congress that they work for all of us. This site posts a weekly call to action and a script for each issue. It also provides a tool to identify your representatives and their contact information.