Easy Ways to Get Involved in Politics in The Trump Age

Channel your outrage for good.

Channel your outrage for good.

Laura Moser is a freelance writer and mother in Washington, D.C. After the election, she found she couldn’t disengage. So to channel her energy, and that of others as well, she created Daily Action, a daily text people can sign up for that gives them one concrete and specific action to take. In just a matter of weeks, she’s amassed over 100,000 subscribers. One is Aaron Becker, an author from Massachusetts. “People are feeling fatigue,” he told the Washington Post . “We are not really designed as human beings to take on the responsibility of everything at once.” But since channeling his energy in a specific way, he’s gotten a measure of control back in his life. “Now I feel like I can turn off my browser window and do some work,” he said.

And there are plenty of other groups doing a similar thing — making it easy to channel that outrage in productive ways that can change outcomes.

5 Calls gives you five calls that you can make in five minutes.

The Resistance Manual is an open source guide to taking action on a range of issues, from incarceration to immigration.

Run For Something is dedicated to helping young people get off the sidelines and into the leadership pipeline.

No One Left Behind is dedicated to helping obtain special immigration visas for those — like translators and interpreters — who have helped U.S. soldiers abroad.

The March for Science will be held on Earth Day, April 22nd. Showing up will be a way of demonstrating that we care about facts, data, science and what they tell us about climate change.

The Indivisible guide bills itself as a “practical guide to resisting the Trump agenda,” and also shows you how to get involved with one of the over 4,500 local indivisible groups that have already been started.

Know of others? I’d love to hear about them. I hope you’ll share them by hitting “write a response” below or telling me on social media at @ariannahuff on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.

Originally published at journal.thriveglobal.com

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