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Resources and tools that people can use to organize, resist, and advocate for change.

Intervening to Stop Everyday Injustices
Intervening to Stop Everyday Injustices
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For information on responding to and reporting hate crimes, see our Crisis Resources page.

Volunteering
Getting Started
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Find resources here to help you get started in the resistance movement.

Volunteering[edit]

See also Organizations Looking for Volunteers.

Advocacy Tools
Contacting Elected Officials
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Tips[edit]

Senators and Representatives[edit]

  • Check out this guide to every member of the 115th Congress.
  • Contacting Congress includes information on each rep, as well as committee assignments and contact info.

Phone

  • Call US Senators and Representatives: tel:(844)872-0234, or through CallGov, a web interface.
  • 5 Calls: a website and mobile app with a constantly updated list of issues, including explanations and call scripts. The app uses your zip code to show you who to call.
  • Agitatr: an app that dials your reps and provides call scripts all in one place.
  • Call Your Reps, a free iPhone app
  • Dial Congress: a Chrome app that displays reps' and senators' phone numbers when you hover over their names in articles online
  • The Loyal Opposition provides all the local phone numbers of your representatives.
  • The Payback Project is a tool for, among other things, helping you contact the reps who voted to approve the AHCA.
  • The 65 offers scripts for more than a dozen issues in the progressive agenda. They suggest a weekly call-to-action.

Fax/Mail

Online

In Person See Upcoming Events and Opportunities for information on upcoming town halls and other events featuring your members of Congress.

White House[edit]

Tracking Trump and Congress[edit]

Scripts and Alerts[edit]

  • Acts of Conscience: aggregates alerts from a range of websites—and they're sortable by issue, type, time frame, and state
  • Action Hub from What Do I Do About Trump has action alerts, mainly legislative-oriented, from 80+ groups
  • Action Alliance, an alliance of 80+ call-to-action sites/organizations
  • Alder, an iPhone app that gives you one relevant political action every day.
  • CallsForChange provides a weekly text and/or email with background on issues, a sample script, and the phone numbers for your members of Congress for one-tap calling from your smartphone.
  • re:act newsletter: calls to action and important political updates
  • Rogan's List, a daily action list sent via email that includes ways to get in touch with your state senators and representatives
  • The Sixty-Five, weekly advocacy calls to action
  • Try Voices, an app for advocacy alerts and help calling reps

Other Officials[edit]

Organizing
Organizing
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Guides for Organizing[edit]

See also Resources For Organizers, organizations offering activism training, and readings on building movements and organizing.

Issue Guides[edit]

See also the How You Can Resist sections in the policy pages for specific actions related to the issues. Social Justice/General

Disability Justice

Environmental Justice

Healthcare

  • Stop TrumpCare, everything you need to stop Trumpcare from Indivisible
  • TrumpCare Ten, information on the ten senators whose votes are most needed to stop Trumpcare
  • TrumpCare Toolkit
  • Our Amendments: submit an amendment to Trumpcare, which could slow down the process of passing the bill
  • See how your senator is planning to vote here.
  • Find contact information for your senators' healthcare staffers and information on the bill's impact in your state here.

Immigrant Rights

LGBTQ+ Issues

Reproductive Justice

Racial Justice See also Intervening to Stop Everyday Injustices, above. Syllabi and book lists for understanding the history of racism in American be found in Essential Readings.

Sexual Assault/Domestic Violence

Policing

Town Hall Guides (meeting your reps in person)[edit]

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Communications
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Talking to Others About the Issues[edit]

Hearing the Other Side[edit]

Secure Ways of Leaking to the Press[edit]

Communications Platforms[edit]

See Digital Security for more information.

  • Cell 411, an app for issuing mobile alerts—iOS and Google
  • Dust, an app for disappearing text messages and photos that is similar in some ways to Snapchat
  • Guerrilla Mail, disposable temporary e-mail addresses
  • WDTM Platform: An organizing, communication, and project management tool for action groups
  • Wire, fully encrypted end-to-end alternative to Skype for every platform (desktop & mobile)
  • Whisper Systems, secure messaging

Working with the Media[edit]

Media Literacy[edit]

Also check out Digital Security and Media Normalization

Resistance News[edit]

This section includes news sources just on the resistance—this is not meant to be a list of nonbiased or endorsed general news sources!

Events, Direct Actions, and Protests
Events, Direct Actions, and Protests
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See Upcoming Events/Opportunities and your state page for protest listings.

How to Protest[edit]

Protest Tools[edit]

Protester Safety[edit]

Tracking Legislation / Litigation
Tracking Legislation and Court Cases
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Advocating to Businesses / Banks
Advocating to Businesses and Banks
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Boycotts[edit]

Banking[edit]

Elections/Campaigns
Elections and Campaigning
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General[edit]

Get Involved with Campaigns[edit]

Campaign and Election Tools[edit]

See also Elections

Political Training
Political Training
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Training to Run for Office[edit]

See also the Bustle article How to Run for Office for the First Time.

Political/Leadership Training[edit]

Self-Care Tools
Self-Care Tools
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For Professionals
For Professionals
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For Federal Employees[edit]

For Journalists and Writers[edit]

Guides to Bias-Free Language

Coverage and Journalism Tips

For Lawyers[edit]

Pro Bono Opportunities See Crisis Resources and Organizations Working for Justice and Equity for more organizations that may be looking for pro bono help.

For Librarians[edit]

For Organizers[edit]

See also Guides for Organizing, above.

For Religious Leaders[edit]

For Teachers[edit]

For syllabi generally, see Essential Readings .

For Tech/Data People[edit]

Data Analysis and Visualization
Data Sources
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Donating[edit]

While there are tons of ways to get involved in the resistance without donating money, if you do want to donate or are willing to pay for resistance-related resources, the links below may be useful. See also Organizations Working for Justice and Equity for organizations that may be accepting donations.

Helping Others

Political Donations

Resistance Resources and Services

  • Safety Pin Box: a monthly subscription box for white people striving to be allies in the fight for Black Liberation

Learning Tools
Learning Tools
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See also Essential Readings and Resources for Teachers.

Podcasts

Videos