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

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]

  • 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.

Fax/Mail[edit]

Online[edit]

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[edit]

Disability Justice[edit]

Environmental Justice[edit]

Organizing Toolkit

Immigrant Rights[edit]

LGBTQ+ Issues[edit]

Reproductive Justice[edit]

Racial Justice[edit]

See also Intervening to Stop Everyday Injustices, above.

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]

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
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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]

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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Podcasts[edit]

Meditation[edit]

For Professionals
For Professionals
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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]

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
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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]

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[edit]

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
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See also Essential Readings and Resources for Teachers.

Podcasts[edit]

Videos[edit]