Notes on aggregating activism.

I identify as a liberal democrat. This list is an evolving document on engaging with our government.

Today: share The65 an action list that’s WAY more comprehensive than this one. Their home page: Over 65 million Americans rejected Donald Trump on Election Day. What if we came together every day to fight for our vision of a diverse, inclusive America? Together, we can use our voices to remind Congress that they work for all of us.

We are The 65. Join us and call your legislators today! 
New York Times article on why it’s better to call than email.

Yesterday: Talk to my representatives about gag orders. Science. 
I sent emails, the switchboards have been busy. I asked to know whether or not my congressman (a Republican) and senators (Democrats) are committed to working to stop this disruption to work and shared knowledge. I believe I deserve an honest, direct answer on their positions, what they are doing, and what they believe would be effective in getting the gag order lifted. I asked specifically if there are any Republicans that would appreciate my support in standing up to what I believe is Mr. Trump’s misguided use of power.

The capitol switchboard 202–224–3121

tips on calling your member of congress

senate phone list

house phone list

how to find your house representative (it’s by zipcode)

how to find your senator (it’s by state)

engage with state democratic party

we the people

obama foundation

women’s march on washington

Ideally: I’d like to have an app that aggregates daily action curated by thought leaders and activists. The app would have me prioritize my areas of engagement, and I would get a daily update upon which to take action. Action would have a variety of engagements, like volunteer, donate, support, educate.

The capitol switchboard 202–224–3121

tips on calling your member of congress

senate phone list

house phone list

how to find your house representative (it’s by zipcode)

how to find your senator (it’s by state)

engage with state democratic party

we the people 
“we the people ask the federal government to tell us what the federal government is doing about an issue.” 
scroll down, simple description of how it works. 
specific link to petition asking for mr. trump to release his tax returns 
note: there has been no comment from the trump administration on whether or not they will abide by the rules of the site, which was set up during the obama administration.

obama foundation

women’s march on washington

organizations represented on saturday. 
note: this list is pulled from a QUARTZ story from 01 20 17 and there may be revisions needed, links are to the ogranization’s home page.

Cecile Richards 
Planned Parenthood

Erika Andiola
Our Revolution

J. Bob Alotta
Astraea, Lesbian Foundation for Justice

LaDonna Harris
Americans for Indian Opportunity

Melanie Campbell
National Coalition on Black Civic Participation

Rabbi Sharon Brous

Rhea Suh
Natural Resources Defense Council

Sister Simone Campbell

Amanda Nguyen

Randi Weingarten

Van Jones
Dream Corps

George Gresham
1199 SEIU

Hina Naveed
DRM Action Coalition

Judith LeBlanc
Native Organizers Alliance

Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner

Raquel Willis
Transgender Law Center

Roslyn Brock
NAACP National Board of Directors

Sister Ieasha Prime
Barakah, Inc.

Ai-jen Poo
National Domestic Workers Alliance

Cynthia Hale
Ray of Hope Christian Church

I’ll be refining and expanding the list and how I use it. I welcome relevant additions and corrections and will gladly apply my efforts to a more comprehensive overview, send me to it.

Originally published at medium.com

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