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.

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Intervening to Stop Everyday Injustices
Intervening to Stop Everyday Injustices
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Volunteering
Volunteering
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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[edit]

Fax/Mail[edit]

White House[edit]

  • White House Comment Line: 202-246-1111
  • Fallada Project, send postcards for the resistance

Scripts and Alerts[edit]

  • 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

Tracking Trump[edit]

Supreme Court Resistance[edit]

Organizing
Organizing
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Guides for Organizing[edit]

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

Issue Guides[edit]

Social Justice/General[edit]

Disability Justice[edit]

Environmental[edit]

Organizing Toolkit

Immigrant Rights[edit]

Sexual Assault/Domestic Violence[edit]

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]

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

Events, Direct Actions, and Protests
Events, Direct Actions, and Protests
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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
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Tracking Legislation[edit]

Tracking Litigation (court cases)[edit]

Advocating to Businesses / Banks
Advocating to Businesses / Banks
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Boycotts[edit]

Banking[edit]

Elections/Campaigns
Elections / Campaigning
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General[edit]

Campaigns to Work On[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.

Non-Candidate Political/Leadership Training[edit]

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

Meditation[edit]

For Professionals
For Professionals
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For Federal Employees[edit]

For Journalists and Writers[edit]

For Lawyers[edit]

Pro Bono Opportunities[edit]

Filing petitions for the immigration EO[edit]

For Librarians[edit]

For Organizers[edit]

  • Action Alliance: join for help with organizing
  • Capitol Call: power your grassroots political action campaign—keeping your volunteers and cause followers informed of how they can get involved
  • Democracy Partners
  • Ground Game, organizing tools for progressive campaigns, unions, and advocacy groups
  • Media training from Indivisible
  • WDTM Platform: An organizing, communication, and project management tool for action groups

For Religious Leaders[edit]

For Teachers[edit]

For Tech/Data People[edit]

Data Analysis and Visualization
Data Analysis and Visualization
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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]

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

Podcasts[edit]

Videos[edit]