Tools of Resistance

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Post resources and tools that people can use to organize, resist, and advocate for policy and systems change.


Intervening to Stop Everyday Injustices
Intervening to Stop Everyday Injustices


See also Organizations Looking for Volunteers

Advocacy Tools
Contacting Elected Officials


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.



White House[edit]

Tracking Trump[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
  • 5 Calls, a step-by-step guide organized by issue, including WHO to call and WHAT to say
  • Alder, an iPhone app that gives you one relevant political action every day.
  • Sign up for CallsForChange to get 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.
  • The Sixty Five, weekly advocacy calls to action
  • Try Voices, app for advocacy alerts and help calling reps
  • Rogan's List, a daily action list sent via email that includes ways to get in touch with your state senators and representatives

Other Officials[edit]


Guides for Organizing[edit]

See also Resources For Organizers, below.

See also organizations offering activism training and readings on building movements and organizing.

Issue Guides[edit]

Social Justice/General[edit]

Disability Justice[edit]


Organizing Toolkit

Immigrant Rights[edit]

Reproductive Justice[edit]

Sexual Assault/Domestic Violence[edit]

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


Talking to Others About the Issues[edit]

Hearing the Other Side[edit]

Secure Ways of Leaking to the Press[edit]

Social Media Tools[edit]

Building Websites / Platforms[edit]

Communications Platforms[edit]

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

Listing Protests[edit]

See also Upcoming Events/Opportunities and your state page.

How to Protest[edit]

Protest Tools[edit]

Creating Demands[edit]

Protester Safety[edit]

Tracking Legislation / Litigation
Tracking Legislation / Litigation

Tracking Legislation[edit]

Tracking Litigation (court cases)[edit]

Advocating to Businesses / Banks
Advocating to Businesses / Banks



Elections / Campaigning


Campaigns to Work On[edit]

Campaign and Election Tools[edit]

See also Elections

Political Training
Political Training

Training to Run for Office[edit]

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

Non-Candidate Political/Leadership Training[edit]

Self-Care Tools
Self-Care Tools



For Professionals
For Professionals

For Federal Employees[edit]

For Journalists and Writers[edit]

Guides to Bias-Free Language[edit]

Coverage and Journalism Tips[edit]

For Lawyers[edit]

Pro Bono Opportunities[edit]

Filing petitions for the immigration EO[edit]

For Librarians[edit]

For Organizers[edit]

See also Guides for Organizing, above.

For Religious Leaders[edit]

For Teachers[edit]

For Tech/Data People[edit]

Data Analysis and Visualization
Data Analysis and Visualization

Data Analysis Tools[edit]

Data Visualization Tools[edit]

  • Pik to Chart, create infographics
  • Tableau, create visually appealing charts and graphs
  • Carto, mapping visualization tool

Data Sources[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.

Political Donations[edit]

Resistance Resources and Services[edit]

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

Learning Tools
Learning Tools

See also Essential Readings and Resources for Teachers.