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


Contact Info

Contacting the White House

Scripts and Alerts

  • 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
  • [ 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


Guides for Organizing

Issue Guides

Social Justice/General

Sexual Assault/Domestic Violence

Disability Justice

Immigrant Rights


Talking to Others About the Issues

Secure Ways of Leaking to the Press

Social Media Tools

  • Lumen, Create free videos for social media
  • HootSuite, social media management/scheduling

Building Websites / Platforms

Communications Platforms

Working with the Media

Media Literacy

Also check out Safety and Security and Media Normalization

Events, Direct Actions, and Protests
Events, Direct Actions, and Protests

Listing Protests

See: Upcoming Events/Opportunities

How to Protest

Protest Tools

Creating Demands

Tracking Legislation / Litigation
Tracking Legislation / Litigation

Tracking Legislation

Tracking Litigation (court cases)

Advocating to Businesses / Banks
Advocating to Businesses / Banks



Elections / Campaigning


Campaigns to Work On

Campaign and Election Tools

See also Elections

Political Training
Political Training

Training to Run for Office

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

Non-Candidate Political/Leadership Training

Self-Care Tools
Self-Care Tools



For Professionals
For Professionals

For Federal Employees

For Journalists and Writers

For Lawyers

Pro Bono Opportunities

Filing petitions for the immigration EO

For Librarians

For Religious Leaders

For Teachers

For Tech/Data People

Data Analysis and Visualization
Data Analysis and Visualization

Data Analysis Tools

Data Visualization Tools

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

Data Sources

Learning Tools
Learning Tools

See also Essential Readings and Resources for Teachers.



Breaking Out of the Media Bubble

    • Polar News: pairs articles on various sides of the issues