Tools of Resistance for Individuals

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Learning Tools
Learning Tools
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See also Essential Readings

Podcasts[edit]

Videos[edit]

Organizing
Organizing
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Organizing Guides/Toolkits[edit]

Events, Direct Actions, and Protests[edit]

How to Protest[edit]

Protest Listings[edit]

See also: Upcoming Events/Opportunities and People and Organizations, particularly Resistance Organizations.

Communications[edit]

Talking to Others About the Issues[edit]

Bystander Strategies[edit]

Communications Platforms[edit]

  • Dust, an app for disappearing text messages and photos that is similar in some ways to Snapchat
  • Guerrilla Mail, disposable temporary e-mail addresses
  • Wire, fully encrypted end-to-end alternative to Skype for every platform (desktop & mobile)
  • Whisper Systems, secure messaging
  • Twilio, create responsive phone/text sequences
  • Twitter, connect and share ideas
  • WhatsApp, group texting (not secure!)
  • Hello Fax, send & receive faxes from your computer, free with a Gmail address
  • Mobile Justice CA: An easy way to record and report interactions with law enforcement. All footage and reports submitted through this app will be sent immediately to your local ACLU affiliate.

Also check out Safety and Security and Media Literacy.

Advocacy Tools
Advocacy Tools
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Contacting the White House[edit]

Contacting Representatives[edit]

Tips[edit]

Scripts and Alerts[edit]

  • 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.
  • Call Your Reps, free iPhone app
  • 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
  • What Do I Do About Trump's Action Hub has action alerts, mainly legislative-oriented, from 80+ groups
  • Action Alliance, an alliance of 80+ call-to-action sites/organizations

Contact Info[edit]

Advocating to Businesses[edit]

Boycotts[edit]

Banking[edit]

Elections/Campaigns
Elections/Campaigns
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Information on Elections and Candidates[edit]

Upcoming Elections[edit]

Political Campaign Tools[edit]

  • Carpool Vote, getting people to the polls
  • Inclusiv, linking people of color with jobs in campaigns and politics

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

Non-Candidate Political/Leadership Training[edit]

Media-Related Media Literacy *Breaking News Consumer's Handbook: how to sort good information from bad *Center for News Literacy: Teaching news literacy  Secure Ways of Leaking to the Press
Secure Ways of Leaking to the Press

Volunteering
Volunteering
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Self-Care Tools
Self-Care Tools
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Podcasts[edit]

Meditation[edit]